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Author Topic: HP Mini PgUp, PgDn, Home, End  (Read 976 times)

roarde

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HP Mini PgUp, PgDn, Home, End
« on: March 29, 2016, 05:51:31 pm »

Several Minis shipped with these keys missing. Some models have a "bios update" (properly called a firmware update) which will supply these as Fn+arrow keys. This is a 100e, for which no such update is available.

I can wait to handle text-based linux terminal. Can anyone give me a headstart on adding this functionality to an X session?
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Re: HP Mini PgUp, PgDn, Home, End
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 08:50:34 pm »

I think that would be xmodmap.
Here is a howto for multimedia keys that can get you started: http://cweiske.de/howto/xmodmap/allinone.html

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Re: HP Mini PgUp, PgDn, Home, End
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 01:41:59 pm »

Thanks, rbistolfi  :)

While playing around with xev, I discovered Fn+9 is "Page_Up", Fn+l ("ell") is "Page_Down", Fn+7 is "Home", and  Fn+j is "End"; all part of the unmarked and unhinted-at "keypad" section of the keyboard. This keyboard section is broken several kinds of ways, but does at least give me the wanted functions for now.

I plan to bypass *Xmodmap usage to see if I can write an XF86 keyboard for the 100e. One does exist for the 110.
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Re: HP Mini PgUp, PgDn, Home, End
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 06:09:36 pm »

You can always use Vimperator or Vimium which are extensions for FF, gg to go to the top, G to go to the end, j to go down, and k to go up.
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