Problem with hotkey-setup

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Thu Aug 21 23:04:55 UTC 2008

Hi Travis,

Sounds like you're looking for the keyboard troubleshooting section of
the wiki: involves missing support for some keyboard keys

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 05:17:41AM +1000, Travis Place wrote:
> Hi all,
> First of all, im not on the mailing list, so please post replies to my 
> address.
> I have been tracking down a problem on my (K)Ubuntu installs for a few days, 
> and found out what the issue is..
> Basically, on my HP DV2839TX laptop, if i press the button to disable/enable 
> the touchpad, the event XF86Launch0 is triggered, and this causes KMilo (in 
> kubuntu) and something else (cant remember the name) in Ubuntu to crash. This 
> then stops all my other "extra" keys on my laptop from working. I believe the 
> problem lies in hotkey-setup, and my laptop seems to use '' file.
> Also, of all the buttons on this laptop, 2 have never worked (in Ubuntu or 
> Kubuntu) and they are the 'Quickplay' and 'DVD' buttons.
> So i guess, my question is, how can I a) aid in getting this issue resolved 
> for this model laptop, and change the event trigged on pressing certain 
> buttons b) do it myself.
> Thanks in advance,
> Travis Place (wishie)
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