Keyboard mapping for Dell Mobile Precision platforms

Rezwanul_Kabir at Rezwanul_Kabir at
Thu Nov 2 10:01:45 PST 2006

Haven't seen any response yet... Anybody willing to provide some hints
to get me going . If it's not the right list to ask the question, can
anyone point me to the right one..



> _____________________________________________ 
> From: 	Kabir, Rezwanul  
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 01, 2006 12:34 PM
> To:	'xorg at'
> Subject:	Keyboard mapping for Dell Mobile Precision platforms
> Hi
>   I am trying to map some HotKeys into specific actions for Dell
> Mobile Precision systems. I have been able to do so quite easily for
> the text console but  having problem with key mapping in Xwindows.
>  I am not very familiar with Xwindows code so pls help me out...
> Here's what I got:
>   kernel 2.6.18
>   Fedora Core 5 
>   xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.0.1-8
> For example:
>  I would like to map Fn+F1 to "hibernate"
>  From text console with 'showkey -s' , I find pressing Fn+F1 generates
> e00a. So it's quite from there to map it to any action.
>  But the problem is, when I fire up xserver and run 'xev'. If I press
> Fn+F1, nothing shows up in the screen to tell me about any
> Xkeycode/keysym that is generated.
>   This tells me that the problem might be in mapping scancode -->
> Xkeycode in  the xf86PostKbdEvent() function in
> hw/xfree86/common/xf86Events.c
>    Is this the right way to fix it? If not what path should I take?
>    Any pointers/suggestions are welcome. I am willing to do any coding
> to get it fixed.
>    Thanks..
>       --rez
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