What to do with unrecognized keys on laptop

Aaron Lewis the.warl0ck.1989 at gmail.com
Sun May 6 03:28:42 PDT 2012

On 09:02 Wed 02 May     , James Cloos wrote:
> >>>>> "AL" == Aaron Lewis <the.warl0ck.1989 at gmail.com> writes:
> AL> Is there any chance I can get the "Leveno Mic Mute" key working 
> AL> with X applications ?
> I don't have a laptop, but the usb keyboard generates a usb hid event
> which becomes *mouse* button 20 in X.
> AL> Xev wasn't recognizing it , no event captured.
> Did you have the mouse pointer in the xev window; at least with the usb
> keyboard (as per above) the pointer must be in the xev window for xev
> to see the event.

Yes , I did.

> If so, you need something which will allow specific mouse button events
> to trigger application calls.
> As for the led, evtest shows only a single led:
>   Event type 17 (LED)
>     Event code 7 (Mute)
> and I expect that covers the speaker mute led rather than the microphone
> mute led.  xset led 7 and xset -led 7 ought to turn that led on and off,
> but that doesn't seem to work.

Hmm , I tried all of them:

for x in {1..32}; do xset led $x; done

None works , BTW: I got two mute keys , one for output , one for input

> -JimC
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