Sound with FN Button
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Thu Mar 24 20:53:00 UTC 2011
On Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:28:05 +0100, Alokat <mailing at alokat.org> wrote:
> how can I use the FN Buttons to regular the sound?
> I'm using fluxbox.
Use the "xev" program to check which keysymbols (or at
least codes) are output by those keys. For example, on
my Sun keyboard I have those for audio:
Then write a file ~/.xmodmaprc to assign names to those
keys, for example:
! Sound off
keycode 141 = F24
! Lower volume
keycode 142 = F25
! Raise volume
keycode 143 = F26
You can also use
I decided to continue the enumeration as function keys for
all the extra keys on my keyboard. :-)
Incorporate the settings upon X startup, using ~/.xinitrc
or maybe ~/.xsession:
Then use the keyboard action configuration of Fluxbox. As I
don't use it anymore, I can't tell you where it is, but there
should be a configuration file which selects which action to
be taken when a specific key is pressed.
I'm using WindowMaker's configuration utility for that. I did
add menu entries and set a custom key for them. For example,
I made the following settings:
F24 -> mixer 0
F25 -> mixer vol -5
F26 -> mixer vol +5
You should be able to find a similar approach in FLuxbox.
I'm sure you got the idea: You identify what the keys DO and
then connect them to a keyname. This keyname is then connected
to a specific program call, "mixer" with the intended parameters
in case of volume control.
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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