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truexfan81
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linux keyboard question

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Had trouble deciding which section to post this in as it could be considered either a hardware question, or a newbie question.

Ok just wondering if anyone can recommend a wireless keyboard that will work in linux and be fully supported (all media keys work). with my current (not wireless) Ortek-MCK800, the volume+ and volume- keys work but the other media keys are useless in linux. am running mint 9 main 64bit

thanks a bunch
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Re: linux keyboard question

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I've been using a Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 over 2 years now. Works great, all buttons work. It's a combo keyboard and mouse, though.
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You may want to check to see if your keyboard is actually selected under Preferences/Keyboard. That model is listed as one option there. No guarantee that the keys are 100% supported, but if it not currently chosen there, give that setting a try.
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conslie wrote:You may want to check to see if your keyboard is actually selected under Preferences/Keyboard. That model is listed as one option there. No guarantee that the keys are 100% supported, but if it not currently chosen there, give that setting a try.
i had to set it manually a few months ago, thats why the volume controls work, but the others do nothing
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Forgot to mention, you can check the community website for resources as well. Mint users who already owned wireless keyboards (and mice) may have posted their experiences with using the device(s).
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