Volume trouble

Asked by Sbn on 2007-06-12

It seems I don't have access to the laptop's master volume through the Fn+F8/F9 keys.
When I press it a speaker appears on the desktop but nothing happens. When I rightclick the speaker icon next to the date/time I can go to Preferences and choose between ALSA and OSS, but no matter what I choose nothing happens with the Fn etc.
In preferences I can also see the option "open volume control Ctrl+O". When I leftclick this the volume control opens and i can adjust the volume IF I only use the ALSA mixer. If I change to the OSS mixer a new set of bars appear but they are imovable. Besides, when I press Ctrl+O my home folder comes up...
Is this a driver problem? Anyway I'd like to be able to control the volume through the keyboard one day... so please let me know if you have a suggestion.
Thanks
Sbn

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Riku Eskelinen (kingi89) said : #1

Thanks for your question. To try to solve it, I need a little bit more information.

Could you tell the vendor and the model of your laptop? Also, are you able to change the volume from the volume mixer application (you can open it by doubleclicking the speaker icon)? (You should always use ALSA, not OSS.)

Riku Eskelinen (kingi89) said : #2

*** Just to change the status to "Needs information", my bad... ***

Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #3

My laptop is a Zepto Znote 6214W from Netshop.no
Yes I'm able to change the volume that way, and I have made sure that it's in ALSA mode.
Hope you can come up with something.

Riku Eskelinen (kingi89) said : #4

Have you set your keyboard layout to match the model of the keyboard (that's necessary to make extra keys to work)? You can check that from "Keyboard"'s (System » Settings » Keyboard) Layout tab (I use Ubuntu in Finnish so the translation may be incorrect) in section "Keyboard Model". I'm not sure which keyboard model you should choose, but you could at least try some of the Logitech's Internet keyboards.

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