On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 01:38:18AM +0200, Mel Flynn wrote: > > Not all of them. My laptop is based on a quite modern cantiga (aka > > centrino2) PM45 chipset (from 2008, according to Wikipedia). The function > > keys for changing the creen brightness and sound volume work OK with > > FreeBSD, even though xev doesn't see them. So that signal seems to go > > directly to the hardware. > > Most likely not entirely. Having acpidump(8)ed a few laptops, I have seen > references to multimedia keys in there. However I know not nearly enough > about > ACPI to know if the OS can intercept/reroute the bindings. A gamble I would > take is to let FreeBSD post itself as a windows variant to acpi, by setting > hw.acpi.osname="Windows 2001" in /boot/loader.conf. Then recheck xev.
What would you see in the acpidump that indicates those keys? Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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