View Full Version : [ubuntu] multimedia keys do not work

February 25th, 2012, 11:12 PM

I put Ubuntu 11.10 on my friends laptop, and everything seems to work except the media keys. Her laptop is a Sony VAIO VGN-CS215J, and it has some touch buttons for vol, media controls, and for the webcam.

If I press on any of the media keys banshee will start up, but nothing happens while in it.

Any idea on how to get them to work? I've tried going into the keyboard settings, and setting them to use it, but it doesn't seem to work.

February 25th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Have you started a song or video while in banshee, then tried the media keys? Pressing the media keys first won't automatically choose what media you want to play.

February 25th, 2012, 11:21 PM
No go. The only thing any of them do (both music control and vol.) is open Banshee if it's not open.