You can use your keyboard's multimedia keys with lineakd. You can install lineakd with package manager from contrib repo.
Installing Your Keyboard
You can see the list of supported keyboards' list with this command:
If Your Keyboard is Not in the List
If you can't see your keyboard in the list, check the same brands' other keyboard models.Manufacturers use the same "key codes" generally.
If your keyboard is not in the list, open the keyboard database file with this command:
Add your keyboards' data to the file and save:
[HPdv6196] brandname = "Hewlett-Packard" modelname = "Pavilion dv6196" [KEYS] Mute = 160 VolumeDown = 174 VolumeUp = 176 Play = 162 Previous = 144 Next = 153 Stop = 164 [END KEYS] [END HPdv6196]
How to see "key code"
Type this command in the console to see the "key code":
After this command push down the multimedia key and look at the console output. For instance if you push the "left ctrl" key, you will get an output like this:
The integer value is indicated with "keycode etc." (in this example: 37)
Setting up the keys
Set the keyboard model with this command:
Now you have a hidden file named ".lineak in your /home directory. Open the lineakd.conf file and assign the commands:
Mute = Next = "amarok --next" Play = "amarok --play-pause" Previous = "amarok --previous" Stop = "amarok --stop" VolumeDown = VolumeUp = PrintScreen = ksnapshot
You can define whatever you wish here (like juk, xmms, kaffeine, kmix)...
Give this command in console to start the lineak:
Loading Lineak at Start up
Give this command, as user, in console to start lineak automatically at start up: