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silent keys

On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 15:45 -0500, Matthew Gillen wrote:
> Tom Metro wrote:
> > On a laptop I have a couple of keys that according to xev produce no key 
> > events. (They appear to be normal keyboard keys, and not application 
> > launcher or other oddities that could be handled separately from the 
> > normal keyboard controller.)
> > 
> > Where is the best place to start tracking down a fix? xorg.conf? 
> > (Currently I don't see anything relating to the keyboard there. I see 
> > the kbd driver man page describes some of the keyboard related xorg.conf 
> > options.)
> > 
> > I'm not sure if this is something that can be fixed at the xkbcomp or 
> > keymaps level, or if the lack of scan codes suggests a problem further 
> > up the chain, like the kernel.
> Are you running gnome?  If so, go to the
> System->Preferences->Hardware->Keyboard and check the "layouts" tab to see
> what the current layout is.   If that looks ok, you can check out some of the
> "layout options" on that tab.

Most laptops, switching from 'us' or 'pc105' to 'us+inet' or 'pc105
+inet' will enable the bulk of additional keys. If not, it could be some
goofy keys that require special handling in ACPI (which isn't uncommon).

Jarod Wilson
jarod-ajLrJawYSntWk0Htik3J/w at

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