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    Re: Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    Ok, this is what went upstream: http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/11/4/128

    The patch has been accepted into Andrew's -mm tree.

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    Re: Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by kosumi68 View Post
    Ok, this is what went upstream: http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/11/4/128

    The patch has been accepted into Andrew's -mm tree.
    Awesome work.

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    Re: Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by kosumi68 View Post
    REMAKE_INITRD=y
    Good catch, thanks. Incorporated and uploaded.
    as i expected the module hasn't been rebuilt, during kernel upgrade. thus, one has to reboot twice to get it to work. maybe we should also add the AUTOINSTALL option.

    ciao,
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    Re: Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by _mario_ View Post
    as i expected the module hasn't been rebuilt, during kernel upgrade. thus, one has to reboot twice to get it to work. maybe we should also add the AUTOINSTALL option.

    ciao,
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    Yes, I have thought about it too, but it requires some testing. If you were to find that it actually works well with the AUTOINSTALL option turned on, I can change it in all current dkms modules. It would also be great if you would like to join the Mactel team, so that we can harvest your improvements of the mbp_nvidia_bl module. I will also happily review the upstream patch.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    Hello,

    I've read the thread and installed the hid-dkms package from mactel ppa repository so when I press the dashboard key calc starts. I have configured compiz to initiate the scale plugin when I press the expose key too.
    Now I have some noob questions:

    - Assigning ations in compiz or guake (a nice quake-like console) to F5 or F6 keys (without pressing fn) does not work. Do you have a fix?

    - How can I remap the dashboard key to something more useful than calc?

    - It's possible to have the F3-F6 keys (only those, not every F-keys) act like normal function keys without pressing fn?

    Thank you,
    tony

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    Re: [SOLVED] Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyrh View Post
    - Assigning ations in compiz or guake (a nice quake-like console) to F5 or F6 keys (without pressing fn) does not work. Do you have a fix?
    What keyboard are you using? Aren't F5 and F6 (without Fn) the keyboard brightness keys?

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    Re: [SOLVED] Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberdork33 View Post
    What keyboard are you using? Aren't F5 and F6 (without Fn) the keyboard brightness keys?
    Sorry, forgot to mention that I have a Macbook from November 2007 (I think it's 4,1 ?) with an italian keyboard layout.

    The function keys are:

    F1 Brightness down
    F2 Brightness up
    F3 Expose
    F4 Dashboard
    F5
    F6
    F7 <<
    F8 Play/Pause
    F9 >>
    F10 Mute
    F11 Volume down
    F12 Volume up

    Thanks!

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    Thumbs down Re: [SOLVED] Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    This is broken again on Jaunty for me, because the hid-dkms package from the mactel PPA has not been updated for Jaunty yet. Could whoever is in charge please update it soon?
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    Re: [SOLVED] Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOMGxuan View Post
    This is broken again on Jaunty for me, because the hid-dkms package from the mactel PPA has not been updated for Jaunty yet. Could whoever is in charge please update it soon?
    From our email discussion on the package

    the following packages are obsolete on jaunty:

    * hid-dkms: the kernel keycodes for F3 and F4 (Expose/Dashboard) changed to newly created
    constants that aren't currently assigned keysyms by X11.

    I am not exactly sure what you have to do now to make them functional

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    Re: [SOLVED] Expose and Dashboard keys don't work (macbook 4.1)

    Hello, I'm using a apple keyboard on a "non-apple" computer with Ubuntu Jaunty. Like cyberdork33 i noticed that i can't use the F3 and F4 (Expose/Dashboard) keys to control compiz. Is there a way to use these keys on jaunty without the need to install a kernel which is aimed at apple computers?

    Thanks
    Christoph

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