View Full Version : [all variants] how do i map my own function keys

April 25th, 2009, 03:07 PM
i have a sony vgn-fs980. i have these software only function keys, and they only work windows.apparently, no1 supports this laptop anymore in regards to this topic.

is there any program/guide/etc. that will allow me to program my function keys to do stuff?

thanks in advance

April 26th, 2009, 10:13 PM
bump. i ve looked at various tools but still couldnt find one that works

April 27th, 2009, 03:10 PM
i also would like to point out that the function keys that are supposed to be mapped do work, but do nothing (as i when i press fn+num lock to get scroll lock, nothing happens, but when i just press num lock, numlock activates)

April 27th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Try Xev in a terminal.
You can try keytouch too.

April 27th, 2009, 04:31 PM
keytouch doesnt have my keyboard, sony vgn-fs series, and the editor for keytouch doesnt support my keyboard either

xev also doesnt see my function buttons

April 28th, 2009, 04:10 PM

April 29th, 2009, 07:16 PM
please, i need help here :[

April 29th, 2009, 07:26 PM
I'm also intrested in this, my mouse has 4 extra buttons that Linux can't use (and Windows can only use them with some broken driver that came with the mouse, that crashed every 5 mins)

April 30th, 2009, 07:29 PM
b ump

May 5th, 2009, 02:28 AM

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May 6th, 2009, 08:26 PM
i wish someone could help us,.... i am in the same perdicament!!!

May 6th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Seen this? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultimediaKeys

What kernel are you guys on?
uname -r

May 7th, 2009, 02:55 AM
2.6.28-11 generic

when i try to configure something with the keyboard shortcuts, it doesnt recognize my function key, so when i press fn+ f3, where one of my function keys are supposed to be mapped, it recognizes nothing

May 7th, 2009, 06:35 AM
I guess you could try different keyboard layouts and compiling the latest kernel. No guarantees.

May 10th, 2009, 01:34 AM
regarding the new kernel, can you link me some good guides of how to compile them?

ive used a couple and failed, can you end me one that doesnt involve the use of git? i feel really guilty downloading 200mb+ of kernel when i could simply download a smaller, compressed version

May 10th, 2009, 06:52 AM
I actually use Debian these days and I've only compiled kernels on it, however since Ubuntu is based on Debian I expect the process to be similar. Here's (http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=36525) how I compiled mine. (No git.)