View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to enable Dell laptop multimedia buttons?

October 21st, 2011, 06:24 PM
I successfully updated my 2008 model Dell Vostro (Inspiron) 1700 laptop to Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) earlier this year. I recently tried to update to Ubuntu 11.10 with no success. So I decided to return to 11.04. This time I performed a clean install (no update).

The multimedia keys (buttons) on the front of my laptop no longer work. I must have wiped out something during the clean install. (They worked under 11.04 earlier when it was an "update" installation.)

Any idea what I need to install or configure to restore this functionality? If I've posted to the wrong forum category please point me to the correct group.


October 25th, 2011, 07:05 AM
Did you check this out: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KeyTouch