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I'm trying to bind a key (now without function) to a bash script that I have made on Ubuntu. I'm using a clevo W150HNM/Sager NP5160

I want to use button 1 or 4 for this. (see photo) I don't get any output from xev, getscancodes or cat /dev/input/eventX when pressing this key.

How can I use this key to run the script?

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crossposting: askubuntu.com/q/36098/10068 –  user unknown Apr 20 '11 at 12:46

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It is possible that some or all of those keys are bound directly in the BIOS and do not generate keycodes and thus will not be bindable. Particularly button 1 might not be reachable, but the other hotkey buttons are likely software readable.

You may need to load a special kernel module specific to that brand laptop or even that model that knows how to listen for and process those keys.

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