Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467796
Volume keys are not mapped on XO
Last modified: 2009-05-07 23:07:51 EDT
Description of problem:
The volume keys on the XO keyboard do not modify the system volume
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the XO and log in
2. Press the volume keys
Volume is not modified
Volume is modified
Are they being recognized or do they cause messages in dmesg?
If the former, can you run xev and press them and see what it reports?
The keys are just F9 (volume down) and F10 (volume up).
(In reply to comment #2)
> The keys are just F9 (volume down) and F10 (volume up).
sorry, F11 and F12 for vol down and vol up, respectively (F9 and F10 are brightness down and brightness up).
Created attachment 321506 [details]
xev output for accelerator keypresses
I've attached the xev output from pressing the volume up/down accelerator keys, and it appears that, indeed, they are mapped to F11/F12 (down/up, respectively).
This may save some time:
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Not sure - to fully understand the bug here.
If it is about matching the available keyboard keys to alter the volume, see this upstream bug http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/430
You can change which key does volume up/volume down in the "keyboard shortcuts" preferences. If you want this to work by default, you'll need to fix your keymap to throw XF86VolumeUp/XF86VolumeDown. We can't guess whether you want to press F11 or change the volume :)
You probably access the volume up/down function through an Fn key combination though, in which case this needs to be fixed in hal-info. See also: