keyboard config in dsl 4.2.1
Forum: User Feedback
Topic: keyboard config in dsl 4.2.1
started by: toufu
Posted by toufu on Jan. 01 2008,00:10I installed DSL4.2.1 on my 5-year old Inspiron 8100.
Everything looks good except the keyboard.
Firstly, the volume up/down buttons don't work. I press the buttons but don't see any change in volume. I decrease volume in XMMS using mouse to 1%. But it is still too loud. Any other way to further reduce volume? In m$ windows, the volume panel has two slidebars to control sound output.
Secondly, alt key doesn't work properly. I ssh to a linux machine. Alt key doesn't work in emacs running at the remote machine. DSL bash captures the alt-key input. When I press alt, text in DSL bash turns dark. Is there anyway to pass altkey to the remote emacs???
Thanks & Happy new year
Posted by roberts on Jan. 01 2008,00:28Try using dmix.
Look in Apps folder then Sound folder.
The Alt key has been discussed recently, likely need to edit your .jwmrc-keys files. Try changing nextstack to next in Alt Tab sequence. See if that helps you.
Posted by lucky13 on Jan. 01 2008,00:43
In addition to changing the alt-tab in .jwmrc-keys as Robert suggested, you can go old school emacs with it: use the escape key (e.g., escape-x escape-c).
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Jan. 01 2008,04:17Volume keys aren't standard keyboard keys... and if they rely on a software mixer, you can probably do something with xmodmap (or X config) and/or your wm's keys configuration, etc.
Posted by toufu on Jan. 01 2008,18:37
Thanks! Alt-key works now.