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Multimedia keys stopped working

asked 2016-06-23 10:54:18 -0500

juanfgs gravatar image

I'm using Fedora 23 with i3. I have a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 2000, MM keys were working perfectly (and I had them mapped on .i3/config ), but suddenly after a crash and reboot they no longer work.

I've tried xev to see if for some reason the keycodes changed, but they are not detected by xev. Then I tried with showkey -k which actually detects them and gives a different keycode, so I changed it on .i3/config, but they don't seem to work either.

I'm running out of ideas and I was really used to these keys. Any idea?

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have you install steam from RPMfusion ? may be that

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2016-06-23 14:40:55 -0500 )edit

That was exactly the problem! uninstalled and it's working now. Do you know what exactly causes it and if there is a workaround?

juanfgs gravatar imagejuanfgs ( 2016-06-24 09:16:28 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-15 06:34:05 -0500

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Below shown is full troubleshooting method for Microsoft wireless keyboard 2000. These three tips will help you and give you some support with which you can make your keyboard to work properly. If needed then check Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 2000 Manual for more instance support.

  • Check Your Surface Type
  • Resync Your Devices with the USB Receiver
  • Test Your Devices on Another Computer
  • Update Drivers
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would be better add it to bugzilla report , there you will contact the maintainer, here I think you not

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2017-04-17 07:31:59 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-06-24 15:18:27 -0500

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please comment in this bug report also you can know when this issue will be / is solved

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