Subject: Re: USB keyboard extra keys
To: Jesse Peterson <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/03/2007 08:47:32
On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 11:41:26PM -0700, Jesse Peterson wrote:
> Hello,
> I've got a USB keyboard with extra/non-standard keys (things like volume
> control, internet & email buttons, etc) and am wondering how to get them
> working in X11. I run amd64/3.1
> I'd imagine that there may need to be support in wscons for these extra
> keys and possibly a keyboard driver if the control of such keys is
> proprietary. I tried to take a look at /usr/X11R6/bin/xev but no extra
> keys (in fact even the function keys weren't showing up) would cause
> events.
> So: has anybody seen "extra" keys work? If so could you point me in a
> direction?

Have a look at usbhidaction(1).