Keyboard controls on MacBook

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Keyboard controls on MacBook

Postby stro88 on Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:20 pm

Hey all, I have just recently decided to experiment with Linux, and settled upon Mint as my distro of choice. I've played with it a bit, read a few blog and forum posts, and have really come to like it in the past couple of days. However, I'm having a problem I'm hoping you may be able to help me fix...

I've installed Mint 7 on my MacBook (Intel) and it seems as if the brightness controls on the keyboard are a little off. Basically, if I try to decrease the brightness, the screen goes black the first time i hit it, and eventually comes back dimmer after a few more taps. Also, the level of brightness is somewhat sporadic. The same thing happens when I try to brighten it again. The volume control keys don't seem to work at all either. I was wondering if I just need to install some drivers, or if there is more to it than that...
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Re: Keyboard controls on MacBook

Postby Husse on Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:07 am

Strange behavior of the brightness control is unfortunately a problem
Have you checked Keyboard Shortcuts?
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Re: Keyboard controls on MacBook

Postby stro88 on Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:12 pm

The keyboard shortcuts worked for the volume control...but is there any way I can get it to recognize the eject button?
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Re: Keyboard controls on MacBook

Postby Husse on Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:56 am

Yes - at lest I have it working :) (Fn + F12)
It's oddly enough the last item in the "Sound" part of keyboard shortcuts
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