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    How do I get my volume keys working?

    My laptop's media keys (volume up/down/mute) are detected via `xev` and `showkey`. I can go into System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts and set the volume controls with the media keys. However when I try to use the keys they do not function properly.

    I tried setting the keys and rebooting the system but that hasn't worked. Any ideas?

    System Info:
    • Dell Latitude E6500
    • Ubuntu 12.04.1

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    Re: How do I get my volume keys working?

    Hi.
    Please take a look at this.
    (Scroll down to the second method).
    Hope this is enough, because I'm tired now.
    Getting up in a few hours.
    Goodnight. "ZZZzzzzzz..."
    Last edited by HackerFinn; January 22nd, 2013 at 01:19 AM. Reason: Clarification.

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    Re: How do I get my volume keys working?

    On my ubuntu 12.10 build I go into the system settings and look for the "sound" option. There are options in there to adjust your volume and other options for volume control.

    It should list your sound card in there along with the input and output options you can click on to set up your keyboard for volume control if you want.

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    Re: How do I get my volume keys working?

    The multi-function for desktops at least keys don't always have Linux driver support.
    Infinite diversity in infinite combination.

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