KMilo Thinkpad Plugin iconKMilo Thinkpad Plugin

The KMilo Thinkpad Plugin allows you to use the volume, mute, brightness, and other special buttons on IBM Thinkpad keyboards.
KMilo is a service for kded, the KDE daemon. KMilo is new to KDE 3.2. It allows plugins which interact with the special buttons found on some keyboards and laptops.

This KMilo plugin reads the nvram used in IBM Thinkpads. You need the Linux nvram module ('insmod nvram') and to create a device node ('mknod /dev/nvram c 10 144').

Thinkpad R30/R31 models do not have a hardware volume control and so require software volume control. Other models need software volume control only if you want a volume change step different from the builtin value (14). This required write access to nvram ('chmod 666 /dev/nvram') and could potentially damage the machine.

A KControl Centre module is included to configure the values including whether this service is run or not (by default it is not).KMilo is a service for kded, the KDE daemon. KMilo is new to KDE 3.2. It allows plugins which interact with the special buttons found on some keyboards and laptops.

This KMilo plugin reads the nvram used in IBM Thinkpads. You need the Linux nvram module ('insmod nvram') and to create a device node ('mknod /dev/nvram c 10 144').

Thinkpad R30/R31 models do not have a hardware volume control and so require software volume control. Other models need software volume control only if you want a volume change step different from the builtin value (14). This required write access to nvram ('chmod 666 /dev/nvram') and could potentially damage the machine.

A KControl Centre module is included to configure the values including whether this service is run or not (by default it is not).

last updated on:
September 13th, 2005, 16:03 GMT
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developed by:
Jonathan Riddell
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ KDE

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