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krazo
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 8:39 pm    Post subject: Dell special keys in 2.5 Reply with quote

Hey.. has anyone gotten the dell special keys found on the Inspiron series notebooks to work in 2.5? They work fine in 2.4.. maybe a patch is needed or something?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are they detected by xev ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two of them are, but not properly, the other 2 produce errors in dmesg regarding scancodes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2003 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if they produce errors in syslog about scancodes, then xev should tell you their keycodes. This way, you can "emerge hotkeys" and setup "hotkeys.conf" as you like.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the problem persist with 2.6.0-test2
somebody else can confirm the issue or send a solution please?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skunk wrote:
the problem persist with 2.6.0-test2
somebody else can confirm the issue or send a solution please?


A patch was posted to the LKML a week ago or so. Look for it, otherwise I'll post it on Monday when I get back from NY.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

krazo wrote:
A patch was posted to the LKML a week ago or so. Look for it, otherwise I'll post it on Monday when I get back from NY.

well, maybe i'm a nut, but i've searched at lkml.org keywords like keycodes, dell, inspiron or laptop and the only related message i found was:
http://lkml.org/lkml/2001/12/26/83
which definitively doesn't apply :(
so i'll wait till monday...
please post also the link to the lkml's message, just curious :)

thank you
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

=D I have access to a net connection, so I found the patch.

http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0307.3/1608.html is the URL. It may not apply cleanly so just edit the atkbd.c file and replace those lines.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, the patch works, i also notice that the 2 volume buttons can be mapped now
this imply that the i8kbuttons program doesn't work anymore
of course i can bind the volume keys with kde (like i did with play, stop, ...), but then they'll work just with kde...
is there any way to bind them system wide like i8kbuttons did?

thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have noticed the oppisite applies to my hardware:
With the inspiron 5150 and 2.6.test2, i8k gets all the non-bios implemented keys, whereas with the 2.4 series kernels (ac was the one I tested throughly) I tried some of the keys were not recognised.

I tend towards lineakd rather then hotkeys, as it supports a vast number of keyboards (including the i8k) and I prefer its method of configuration (you define your keyboard if necessary, then overload lineakd to generate a .lineakd file where you put the commands you want run on key events)
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