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Author Topic: F keys aren't working on 7.0 64-bit  (Read 373 times)
User9
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« on: December 29, 2014, 10:50:58 pm »

It's installed on an HP G62 laptop and it has extra keys on the left which I assume are internet keys.  USB keyboard F keys function, and I've tried the HP layouts in the keyboard layout list, and even tried some that weren't HP.  Any help for this?  Thanks. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 02:37:24 am »

Those extra keys probably use non-standard coding. You would need to create your own keymap that specifies the action of each key. You can use the program "xmodmap", or see if your window manager has a built-in function to do so. For example, in IceWM, I'd use the program "xev" to see what code each key produces, then enter the result and desired action in the ~/.icewm/keys file.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 07:18:39 am »

Well I gave the description of the keys on the left to describe that the keyboard has extra keys, but it's the actual function keys, (F1-F12), that aren't working.  Sorry should have been clearer. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 06:30:50 pm »

Understand. Try using "xev" and see what happens when you press the keys.
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