rebinding keys to functions

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Sep 15 07:01:06 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 01:38:18AM +0200, Mel Flynn wrote:
> > Not all of them. My laptop is based on a quite modern cantiga (aka
> >  centrino2) PM45 chipset (from 2008, according to Wikipedia). The function
> >  keys for changing the creen brightness and sound volume work OK with
> >  FreeBSD, even though xev doesn't see them. So that signal seems to go
> >  directly to the hardware.
> Most likely not entirely. Having acpidump(8)ed a few laptops, I have seen 
> references to multimedia keys in there. However I know not nearly enough about 
> ACPI to know if the OS can intercept/reroute the bindings. A gamble I would 
> take is to let FreeBSD post itself as a windows variant to acpi, by setting 
> hw.acpi.osname="Windows 2001" in /boot/loader.conf. Then recheck xev.

What would you see in the acpidump that indicates those keys?

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