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king vash
January 19th, 2009, 04:27 AM
I have a microsoft natural ergonomic keyboard 4000
Some of the special keys work and so do not.
http://www.gs1.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=229559 says that they should all work other than the slider

Keys that work:
web\home, search, mail, my favorites, mute, volume +\-, play\pause, calculator, back, forward

Keys that kind of work:
favorite 1-5

Keys that do not work:
zoom slider

the favorite 1-5 can be mapped to a couple of shortcuts in "system>preferences>keyboard shortcuts" "home folder", "next track" and several of the "launch" options
however if map favorite 1 (keycode 0xc0) to "launch media player" and press the key it will launch a terminal and an error "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal".
if I bind favorite 1 to "run a terminal" or several others nothing at all will happen.

I have also tried a custom bind in gconf-editor