Getting special keys to work

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 19:18:59 UTC 2014


I tested here, and it works:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/181390/what-is-the-command-for-sleep-hibernate

*pm-suspend* and *pm-hibernate*


2014-04-29 16:13 GMT-03:00 Andre Rodovalho <andre.rodovalho at gmail.com>:

> On lubuntu-rc.xml I do:
>
> <keybind key="XF86Display">
>       <action name="Execute">
>         <command>lxrandr</command>
>       </action>
>     </keybind>
>
> *lxrandr* deals with additional monitors, you just enable them an apply.
>
> I'm not sure what commands you can execute to sleep and hibernate, but you
> can control radio with *rfkill*. I'm not sure if those commands really
> require root access, but on that case you can do a: *gksu command*
>
> Hope that helps! To test the shortcuts without restarting all the system
> you can restart only openbox: *openbox --restart*
>
>
> 2014-04-28 22:03 GMT-03:00 Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com>:
>
> 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
>> > lubuntu-rc.xml.
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >
>> >
>> Hi,
>>
>> 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
>> <command>
>> /bin/bash /path/to/scriptname.sh
>> </command>
>> while scriptname.sh is whatever you saved the setup as with the correct
>> path.
>>
>> 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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