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Some keys on my keyboard (by example wi-fi on/off and webcam on/off) aren't working under a Linux OS, but work well under Windows. So i tried to find a solution searching around the web and everyone suggests to use one of the following commands.

cat /dev/input/event

Sadly none of these commands catches my key pressing/releasing events. I don't know what it means, however i will really appreciate an explanation or any hint to find a solution.

My hardware is a Clevo W860CU laptop.

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"HAL Keymap Quirks"

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Thank you! I'm still having issues on finding scan codes, this one use dmesg, but is better then nothing. – Valrus Apr 5 '11 at 22:37

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