i'm banging my head for number of days around this problem. using Halevt for automounting, everything mostly works, but the only thing is that Halevt mounts external USB storage devices as root. So, ...
xev does not react to the pressing of the two button mentioned above. Thus xorg doesn't recognize them. How can I "enable" them? http://lenovoblogs.com/designmatters/?p=2364 - that's the keyboard