IBM ThinkPad T61

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Multimedia Keys

Use pacman to install xmodmap (xmodmap is included in the xorg-server-utils package), then create a text file ~/.Xmodmap and put this in it:

these are for the pager buttons

 keycode 234 = XF86Back
 keycode 233 = XF86Forward

these are the music changing buttons:

 keycode 144 = XF86AudioPrev
 keycode 164 = XF86AudioStop
 keycode 162 = XF86AudioPlay
 keycode 153 = XF86AudioNext

this is for the silver volume buttons:

 keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute
 keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
 keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume

based on which Desktop environment you are in you will have to edit your hotkeys to get it working, if you are in a WM that doesn't provide this functionality, try installing xbindkeys


Assuming you are using alsa, open the XFCE keyboard configuragtion GUI (XFCE Menu > Settings > Keyboard) and add the following to the 'Application Shortcuts' tab. When prompted press the appropriate multimedia key.


 amixer -q set Master toggle

Volume Down

 amixer -q set PCM 2- unmute

Volume Up

 amixer -q set PCM 2+ unmute

The previous two will adjust the PCM value by 2, if you desire you can change this number.