Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

RE: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Suspend/Resume HOWTO for Dell C600/C 800/ i7000/etc..

Expand Messages
  • Pratt, Jerald
    I ran the xev program as you mentioned on my C800 and did not get any response when I hit the PageUp/PageDown keys or the key. Not sure why I wouldn t
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 2, 2004
    • 0 Attachment
      I ran the xev program as you mentioned on my C800 and did not get any
      response when I hit the PageUp/PageDown keys or the <fn> key. Not sure why
      I wouldn't get something back. This would lead me to believe that these
      keys just don't work properly and any fooling with the i8kbuttons program
      won't make a difference. Does this sound right?

      Jerald

      -----Original Message-----
      From: AthlonRob [mailto:athlonrob@...]
      Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 11:11 PM
      To: linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Suspend/Resume HOWTO for Dell
      C600/C800/ i7000/etc..


      On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 20:42, mlordmlord wrote:
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, AthlonRob <athlonrob@a...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > The volume up/down keys aren't 'BIOS vol' keys. They just send a
      > > keycode to the OS. Many (most?) of the other keys are actual BIOS
      > > keys... no event makes it to the OS...
      >
      > Well, actually.. the volume up/down/mute do NOT send keycodes to the
      > OS. Instead they are signalled as SMI events.

      Hmm... maybe it varies from laptop to laptop? Or are these SMI events
      translated in to keycodes?

      KeyPress event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
      root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 538250146, (-205,611), root:(546,628),
      state 0x0, keycode 176 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
      XLookupString gives 0 bytes: ""

      KeyRelease event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
      root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 538250298, (-205,611), root:(546,628),
      state 0x0, keycode 176 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
      XLookupString gives 0 bytes: ""

      KeyPress event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
      root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 538251381, (-205,611), root:(546,628),
      state 0x0, keycode 174 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
      XLookupString gives 0 bytes: ""

      KeyRelease event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
      root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 538251474, (-205,611), root:(546,628),
      state 0x0, keycode 174 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
      XLookupString gives 0 bytes: ""

      'tis the xev output I get when I hit volup or voldown.

      > And as it turns out, there is an "i8kbuttons" utility for Linux that
      > allows
      > mapping those keys to run commands on each keypress. I have now
      > used this utility to map the vol up/down on my C800 to do "aumix +10"
      > and "aumix -10" on each keypress -- works great! I've also got the
      > mute
      > functionality working, though that did require coding up a small shell
      > script
      > to track the mute state.

      I didn't have much luck with the i8kbuttons utility; I just use xmodmap
      and key events inside my window manager.

      Rob



      --------------------------------------------------------------
      Please post your X config files in the group links or database
      To unsubscribe, email: linux-dell-laptops-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
      FAQ: http://www.whacked.net/ldl/faq


      Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
      ADVERTISEMENT






      Yahoo! Groups Links

      To visit your group on the web, go to:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/linux-dell-laptops/

      To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
      linux-dell-laptops-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

      Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
    • Alexandre Tessier
      ... Yes, I think it could be a hardware problem.
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 3, 2004
      • 0 Attachment
        Pratt, Jerald wrote:
        > I ran the xev program as you mentioned on my C800 and did not get any
        > response when I hit the PageUp/PageDown keys or the <fn> key. Not sure why
        > I wouldn't get something back. This would lead me to believe that these
        > keys just don't work properly and any fooling with the i8kbuttons program
        > won't make a difference. Does this sound right?

        Yes, I think it could be a hardware problem.

        >
        > Jerald
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: AthlonRob [mailto:athlonrob@...]
        > Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 11:11 PM
        > To: linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Suspend/Resume HOWTO for Dell
        > C600/C800/ i7000/etc..
        >
        >
        > On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 20:42, mlordmlord wrote:
        >
        >>--- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, AthlonRob <athlonrob@a...>
        >>wrote:
        >>
        >>>The volume up/down keys aren't 'BIOS vol' keys. They just send a
        >>>keycode to the OS. Many (most?) of the other keys are actual BIOS
        >>>keys... no event makes it to the OS...
        >>
        >>Well, actually.. the volume up/down/mute do NOT send keycodes to the
        >>OS. Instead they are signalled as SMI events.
        >
        >
        > Hmm... maybe it varies from laptop to laptop? Or are these SMI events
        > translated in to keycodes?
        >
        > KeyPress event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
        > root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 538250146, (-205,611), root:(546,628),
        > state 0x0, keycode 176 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
        > XLookupString gives 0 bytes: ""
        >
        > KeyRelease event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
        > root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 538250298, (-205,611), root:(546,628),
        > state 0x0, keycode 176 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
        > XLookupString gives 0 bytes: ""
        >
        > KeyPress event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
        > root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 538251381, (-205,611), root:(546,628),
        > state 0x0, keycode 174 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
        > XLookupString gives 0 bytes: ""
        >
        > KeyRelease event, serial 28, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
        > root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 538251474, (-205,611), root:(546,628),
        > state 0x0, keycode 174 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
        > XLookupString gives 0 bytes: ""
        >
        > 'tis the xev output I get when I hit volup or voldown.
        >
        >
        >>And as it turns out, there is an "i8kbuttons" utility for Linux that
        >>allows
        >>mapping those keys to run commands on each keypress. I have now
        >>used this utility to map the vol up/down on my C800 to do "aumix +10"
        >>and "aumix -10" on each keypress -- works great! I've also got the
        >>mute
        >>functionality working, though that did require coding up a small shell
        >>script
        >>to track the mute state.
        >
        >
        > I didn't have much luck with the i8kbuttons utility; I just use xmodmap
        > and key events inside my window manager.
        >
        > Rob
        >
        >
        >
        > --------------------------------------------------------------
        > Please post your X config files in the group links or database
        > To unsubscribe, email: linux-dell-laptops-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
        > FAQ: http://www.whacked.net/ldl/faq
        >
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
        > ADVERTISEMENT
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        > To visit your group on the web, go to:
        > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/linux-dell-laptops/
        >
        > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
        > linux-dell-laptops-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
        >
        > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
        >
        > --------------------------------------------------------------
        > Please post your X config files in the group links or database
        > To unsubscribe, email: linux-dell-laptops-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
        > FAQ: http://www.whacked.net/ldl/faq
        >
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        > To visit your group on the web, go to:
        > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/linux-dell-laptops/
        >
        > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
        > linux-dell-laptops-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
        >
        > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
        > http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
        >
        >
        >
        >
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.