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https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Hotkeys/Troubleshooting has some hints for troubleshooting such keyboard problems: install sudo apt-get install evtest and run sudo evtest select 3 for /dev/input/event3: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard and you will see something like Event: time 1397868878.732211, -------------- SYN_REPORT ------------ Event: time ...


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When I run either xev or showkey I'm able to get keycodes for Fn+F6. Example When I use showkey -k I get the following on a Thinkpad T410 laptop. $ sudo showkey -k kb mode was ?UNKNOWN? [ if you are trying this under X, it might not work since the X server is also reading /dev/console ] press any key (program terminates 10s after last keypress)... ...


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This post describes how I approach WMI debugging based on the DSDT from your acpidump (SSDT does not contain relevant details here). \_SB.AMW0 is the WMI device in your Dell ACPI firmware. The \EV4 method calls \WMNF which is the only method that calls on the \_SB.AMW0 device (function SWEV = Set? WMI Event). \EV4 is the method that is called by the ...


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You could install xbacklight, a utility for managing your brightness using RandR. Then, to activate it, use a simple script along these lines—bound to your two keys: #!/usr/bin/env bash up() { xbacklight -inc 10 } down() { xbacklight -dec 10 } notify() { bright=$(</sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/actual_brightness) if [[ "$bright" ...


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I think part of your solution starts with using the -K switch to rdesktop. -K Do not override window manager key bindings. By default rdesktop attempts to grab all keyboard input when it is in focus. patch Also I found this thread titled: Thread: rdesktop - ignore certain key combinationswhere one of the posters mentioned that he made a ...


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showkey has no switch for that, but you can always pipe the output to another program to do the conversion. With zsh you can do it like this: stdbuf -oL showkey -s | while read line do if [[ "$line" =~ '^0x' ]] then for code in ${(z)line} do printf "0%o " $code done echo else echo $line fi done stdbuf is part of the GNU ...


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The X11 protocol defines a keycode as a 8-bit value in the range [8,255]. The value 0 is a special value for AnyKey - I don't remember if anything uses 1-7, or they were simply reserved for future special cases.



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