Bug 239419 - RFE: Add multimedia keys setup to system-config-keyboard
RFE: Add multimedia keys setup to system-config-keyboard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-keyboard (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lubomir Kundrak
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Reported: 2007-05-08 06:00 EDT by Doncho N. Gunchev
Modified: 2008-04-11 16:36 EDT (History)
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Description Doncho N. Gunchev 2007-05-08 06:00:58 EDT
Description of problem:
Most new keyboards have tons of multimedia keys, all working in "their own
way"(tm), meaning with different keycodes. It was easy when there were only
84/101 key keyboards, now every laptop has tons of these extra keys.
Actual results:
There's no "proper"(tm) way to set up multimedia keys.

Expected results:
system-config-keyboard should offer an uniform way to setup multimedia keys.

Additional info:
The task can be done in two steps:

  1. using setkeycodes setup the kernel's key map
  For this step looking at /var/log/messages almost always gives what one needs.
showkey -s should be helpfull, but I can't figure out where's the key code

  2. using xmodmap (/etc/X11/Xmodmap) setup X11
  xev gives me all the info I need to set this up.

What about an additional interface to system-config-keyboard that offers the
user to press every extra key he/she has and secify what this key should do
(volume up/mute/down...).

BTW: A global (text + X11) way to choose how to switch the keyboard layouts
would be nice too (alt+shift, ctrl+shift, both shifts...). I currently do this
by custom keyboard map (text mode) and xorg.conf's options.

PP: setting alt+shift to work with 3 keyboard layouts (US,BG-Phonetic,BG-BDS) in
X11 does not work, Win+shift/Win only however does.
Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-21 01:34:10 EDT
User pnasrat@redhat.com's account has been closed
Comment 2 petrosyan 2008-03-26 13:04:49 EDT
Can't you do it using gnome-keybinding-properties?
Comment 3 Lubomir Kundrak 2008-04-11 16:36:29 EDT
gnome-keybinding-properties should be used instead.

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