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From: Randy Westlund <rwestlun@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Blue Fn Key Combinations not Sending Scancodes
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:11:05
Message-Id: 20130823171054.GA10591@artifex
1 Hey guys,
3 I'm trying to make my blue Fn key combinations control by MPD server on the Raspberry Pi sitting on my speakers. This should be really easy with xbindkeys. I'm following this document:
6 The problem I have is that the Fn key combinations on my laptop aren't all sending scancodes. I understand that the Fn key itself doesn't send a scancode. I'm using Fn + Down Arrow (a blue play/pause symbol), but xev doesn't register it. Even when running showkey -s, I can't get a scancode.
8 When I do Fn + F8 (a blue monitor symbol) I get the scancode "0xe0 0x56 0xe0 0xd6" so the key itself is working. And I can use Fn + F1 (Zz) to hibernate.
10 So I'm thinking the kernel isn't recognizing the scancode that the keyboard is sending? Does that sound right? Is there something in the kernel that I should change? I didn't see anything that looked relevant under keyboard drivers.
12 Randy


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