How do I get the Volume Indicator/Applet working in XFCE (refering to the volume control that should appear in the notifications bar)?
Also my keyboard supports media player functions like vol up/down, play/pause. How can I get them working? At least vol up down? It also doesn't work with my ASUS K43S laptop (fn+F11/F12 = vol down/up)
For now, I can run `xfce4-mixer` but I prefer keyboard shortcuts to work.
Last edited by jiewmeng (2012-04-03 03:21:51)
Please check xev or showkey output for those keys , and be sure they are recognized ... I just googled that laptop, and seems there are "general issues" recognizing those fn keys, not only in xfce
@paolo321, how do I use those applications, I tried `xev` and got a small window appearing with a box, and when I press Fn, I get some changes in the console like below (how do I interpret these?)
MotionNotify event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001, root 0x15d, subw 0x0, time 3828361, (166,43), root:(760,334), state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES MotionNotify event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x3a00001, root 0x15d, subw 0x0, time 3828369, (165,40), root:(759,331), state 0x0, is_hint 0, same_screen YES
Then I tried `showkey` and got
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
MotionNotify is your mouse moving... If you press other keys in that window you should see something like "KeyPress" / "KeyRelease" ...
Just checking on my system, volume keys are detected by xfce before xev, and xev shows only "KeymapNotify" ...
But anyway you see if your keys are detected from the operating system or not.
showkey works only in a console (not from a terminal inside X) , like the one you can get with ctrl+alt+f1 ...
(btw, you exit showkey waiting 10 seconds...)
If these commands don't show output for those keys, they're not recognized from the os. In that case, try googling your laptop name in other forums and check if someone has a fix...
my netbook worked almost out of the box and I don't know your netbook, so probably I will not able to help you if there's a machine-related problem :-(
Ok solved by installing
Using Arch Linux AUR