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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:02 pm    Post subject: Hotkeys or Something??? Reply with quote

I have a HP Pavilion ze4145 Laptop and I wanted to use some of the extra keys. So I have emerged hotkeys and done xev to get the key codes but am not sure how to set up hotkeys or something else if I should be using something else?

Thanks for any help.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to do it that way but have switched to xbindkeys as it's so much easier. After emerging xbindkeys, just do the following:
Code:
   1. % /usr/local/bin/xbindkeys --key
       - press each key that you want to use and note the code (e.g. m:0x0 + c:195)

   2. % vi $HOME/.xbindkeysrc
       - use your key codes here and make it look something like this:
 
       # Messenger/SMS Key
       "/usr/local/share/amsn/amsn &"
        m:0x0 + c:145
 
       # My Home Key
       "/usr/bin/mozilla &"
       m:0x0 + c:178
 
   3. % /usr/local/bin/xbindkeys &
       - start it up
 
 If you use KDE (yuck) you can get it to start every time you login:
 
      % vi $HOME/Autostart/xbindkeys.sh
       - add these two lines:
 
       #!/bin/sh
       /usr/local/bin/xbindkeys &

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't use KDE and I just want to mainly get the volume buttons working so thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did this in .xbindkeysrc

"aumix -v +4"
m:0x0 + c:176
"aumix -v -4"
m:0x0 + c:174

and it isn't changing the volume so I must be doing somethind wrong.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just edited my volume keys (never used them before) and it works great. I killed xbindkeys and edited my $HOME/.xbindkeys to look like this:
Code:
# Volume Up
  "aumix -v +4 &"
  m:0x0 + c:176

# Volume Down
  "aumix -v -4 &"
  m:0x0 + c:174

Note the & to background the tasks. Then I restarted xbindkeys (i.e. /usr/bin/xbindkeys &) and played with the volume keys while listening to XMMS. It worked perfectly.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

papal_authority wrote:
I just edited my volume keys (never used them before) and it works great. I killed xbindkeys and edited my $HOME/.xbindkeys to look like this:
Code:
# Volume Up
  "aumix -v +4 &"
  m:0x0 + c:176

# Volume Down
  "aumix -v -4 &"
  m:0x0 + c:174

Note the & to background the tasks. Then I restarted xbindkeys (i.e. /usr/bin/xbindkeys &) and played with the volume keys while listening to XMMS. It worked perfectly.
You put that in .xbindkeysrc right? I just tried that and it didn't seem to do anything.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, in $HOME/.xbindkeysrc. It's owned by me and has permissions 0644 (as long as it's readable by you though, it should be okay). Maybe try using /usr/bin/aumix instead of just aumix in case it's a PATH problem. Then kill and restart xbindkeys.
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