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    Default Driver(s) for 85-Key Keyboard?

    I was wondering if there are any drivers for the 85-key keyboard on my HP 2000 Notebook PC; I'm using openSUSE 13.1 KDE, and I cannot notice any selection compatible in the system settings, and I have done searches in YaST Software Management and search the internet as well, and haven't come up with anything. Currently, this laptop is set for generic 104-key, and apparently, the 'prt sc' (print screen) key does not work, which is generally set for the kSnapShot utility -- I went to the shortcuts in the system settings, but when I press the 'print screen' key to assign that key for it, it does not work, but graphic boxes show up where it should say "Print" or "PrintScreen".

    Clifton

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    Default Re: Driver(s) for 85-Key Keyboard?

    On Wed 12 Feb 2014 05:26:01 PM CST, Star Gazer wrote:


    I was wondering if there are any drivers for the 85-key keyboard on my
    HP 2000 Notebook PC; I'm using openSUSE 13.1 KDE, and I cannot notice
    any selection compatible in the system settings, and I have done
    searches in YaST Software Management and search the internet as well,
    and haven't come up with anything. Currently, this laptop is set for
    generic 104-key, and apparently, the 'prt sc' (print screen) key does
    not work, which is generally set for the kSnapShot utility -- I went to
    the shortcuts in the system settings, but when I press the 'print
    screen' key to assign that key for it, it does not work, but graphic
    boxes show up where it should say "Print" or "PrintScreen".

    Clifton


    Hi
    Which model HP 2000? I have a HP 2000-2c29WM, there was a user who was
    having issues with print-screen and KDE (It works fine on my notebook
    with GNOME, so would suspect a KDE issue)
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=494844 which may help?


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    Default Re: Driver(s) for 85-Key Keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Which model HP 2000? I have a HP 2000-2c29WM, there was a user who was
    having issues with print-screen and KDE (It works fine on my notebook
    with GNOME, so would suspect a KDE issue)
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=494844 which may help?


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    Checked the box -- it's a "HP 2000-2b19WM Notebook PC"; really don't understand why they don't identify the '2b19WM' part anywhere on the PC itself ... just the rest of it.

    Thanks for the link referral, but there was nothing there to help -- I need a driver or some kind of software that will enable me to select a keyboard for this particular keyboard -- the PRINT SCREEN is simply not recognized - I tried setting the shortcut for KSnapShot with other keys, Ctrl, Alt, and Meta + PrintScreen, and where the word PrintScreen should appear, three solid square blocks plus a little opened boxed square appears instead.

    Thanks,
    Clifton

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    Default Re: Driver(s) for 85-Key Keyboard?

    You might consider testing the keyboard combination (fn+ prt sc) with the 'xev' utility. (You may need to install the 'xev' package first.) Start it in a terminal, then observe the output from various combinations.

    For reference, I get the following after pressing fn + prt sc
    Code:
    FocusOut event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
        mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyAncestor
    
    FocusIn event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
        mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyAncestor
    
    KeymapNotify event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x0,
        keys:  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   8   0   0   
               0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   
    
    KeyRelease event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
        root 0x7f, subw 0x0, time 35008336, (-86,226), root:(1034,253),
        state 0x0, keycode 107 (keysym 0xff61, Print), same_screen YES,
        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
        XFilterEvent returns: False
    I wonder if your issue is related to this thread?

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-13-1-KDE-4-12

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    Default Re: Driver(s) for 85-Key Keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    You might consider testing the keyboard combination (fn+ prt sc) with the 'xev' utility. (You may need to install the 'xev' package first.) Start it in a terminal, then observe the output from various combinations.

    For reference, I get the following after pressing fn + prt sc
    Code:
    FocusOut event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
        mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyAncestor
    
    FocusIn event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
        mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyAncestor
    
    KeymapNotify event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x0,
        keys:  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   8   0   0   
               0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   
    
    KeyRelease event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x4800001,
        root 0x7f, subw 0x0, time 35008336, (-86,226), root:(1034,253),
        state 0x0, keycode 107 (keysym 0xff61, Print), same_screen YES,
        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
        XFilterEvent returns: False
    Your input in greatly appreciated. I executed xev and tested both the "Fn+prt sc" and "prt sc" keys have the same results:
    Code:
    KeyRelease event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x5600001,
        root 0x2b8, subw 0x0, time 343681955, (-663,525), root:(502,618),
        state 0x10, keycode 107 (keysym 0xff20, Multi_key), same_screen YES,
        XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
        XFilterEvent returns: False
    I'm not at home for several days, thus, I have my Laptop with me -- now, I had this same problem with the desktop at home when I bought a new keyboard and changed the "Keyboard Model" for my new 107-key keyboard in the system settings to Generic 105-key (since there was no "107"), but after I changed the keyboard model to Generic 104-key, the PRINT key worked as a shortcut. So that is why I feel it has something to do with particular keyboard driver (none on the list of pre-installed keyboard layouts "seem" to be compatible with this keyboard) -- I probably should note I'm referring to "Configure Desktop" -> "Input Devices" --> "Keyboard" -> "Hardware" (Tab) -> "Keyboard Model".

    I wonder if your issue is related to this thread?

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-13-1-KDE-4-12
    I did read the posts in thread and nothing there helped, and I have googled different words and phrases to see what I can turn up and did not find a solution, but did notice other people with an 85-Key Keyboard is facing the very same issue. Anway, for the time being, I have set to shortcut for ksnapshot to "Meta+Shift+P", since that sequence of keys wasn't used for anything anyway (that I know of). When going to HP Support for drivers, it refers Linux users to kernel,org, but I didn't know how I could find any keyboard drivers there.

    Thanks,
    Clifton

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