Getting special keys to work
israeldahl at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 01:03:21 UTC 2014
On 04/28/2014 07:48 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> I was trying to watch Netflix on a laptop (with Lubuntu) connected to
> a TV by S-Video connection. I found out that Fn-F7 was not working to
> select the external VGA or S-Video displays.
> Subsequently I found that Fn-F4 does not put the laptop to sleep, and
> Fn-F5 does not toggle the WiFi radio on/off. (The other common
> special keys work OK.)
> So I'm trying to get those keys working that way via entries in
> With 'xev -event keyboard' I found out that Fn-F7 produces the keysym
> 'XF86Display' but I still need to know what command to bind that to.
> So that's my first question.
> Fn-F4 and Fn-F5 does not produce any keysym's, so I'm currently at a
> loss for how to proceed next with those.
you can use arandr to make a shell script to switch the display to a
certain mode. Plug in the monitor and use arandr to make a setup you
want, and save that. Then open your config file for openbox and set
the keyboard shortcut for your display key (i.e. XF86Display)
to execute the
while scriptname.sh is whatever you saved the setup as with the correct
arandr is a front-end for xrandr. So the script is actually using
xrandr to modify your display settings.
I hope this helps.
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