[nSLUG] Extra media buttons on Toshiba A100

Mike.lifeguard mikelifeguard at fastmail.fm
Fri Apr 10 21:08:03 ADT 2009


Thanks for all the pointers. I think the most helpful (though not
satisfying) was to test with xev. These buttons don't output anything.
Apparently this is a kernel problem & I've CCed myself on a bug. I won't
be holding my breath though.

-Mike

On Fri, 2009-04-10 at 18:14 -0300, Daniel Morrison wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> 
> First thing I'd suggest is to run 'xev' (the x event tester). You need
> to run it from a terminal window and view the text output. Make sure
> the Event Tester window has focus, and push some of those buttons. If
> you see a 'KeyPress' event, then any old app that has configurable
> keys can do something with them. xbindkeys is what I used, but I'm
> sure many that have been mentioned are good, or perhaps even the gnome
> desktop.
> 
> If you don't see events, then you have to dig into BIOS issues, and
> perhaps ACPI support & event handling... much more work.
> 
> -D.
> 
> 2009/4/10 Mike Doherty <mikelifeguard at fastmail.fm>:
> >
> > First post to the list so "Hi there!"
> >
> >
> >
> > I've just installed Ubuntu 8.10 as a dual boot with WinXP onto my
> > Toshiba Satellite A100 and the extra media buttons don't work - anyone
> > have a tip on getting that up & running? I'm not overly concerned -
> > Windows refuses to pay attention to them too, so I'm used to it :D
> > Still, any pointers would be appreciated.
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