I am running openSUSE 11.0 with kernel 184.108.40.206-0.1-default.
The keys for display contrast and the WIFI button on my Acer Travelmate 400x work well, but the other keys (VolUp/Down,Mute,Standby) are not working, although everything was OK under SUSE 10.3.
I also tried to install the “old” acerhk package, but having no success.
dmesg | grep acer output:
acer-wmi: Acer Laptop ACPI-WMI Extras version 0.1
acer-wmi: No or unsupported WMI interface, unable to load
try hotkeys-setup from Packman Repository…KDE is simply a right-click I believe to setup those special keys. In Gnome, Im really not sure, but probably somewhere in Yast will be your best bet…
from the description…
hotkey-setup is a trivial init script that uses DMI information to attempt to detect the type of laptop in use. It then uses this information to bind keyboard scancodes to keycodes. The keycodes used are (in general) the same as those used on Microsoft keyboards.
Note: This package does not (on its own) cause the hotkeys to do anything. It merely makes them available to userspace programs.