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"Note that on some systems the "nvram" module will need to be loaded before tpb will work, as tpb needs to write to this device. If you run tpb in user-space, you will need write permissions (and, possibly, read); it is probably best to simply add users to a "nvram" group."

Indeed, it may be much easier to get tpb to work properly if you add your user to the nvram group.


Possible to use hotkey-setup instead?

Hi, I want to configure the "Access IBM" button on my T40 to open a console / xterm when I press it. However, in Ubuntu 7.04, when I do an aptitude install tpb, it tells me that "hotkey-setup: Conflicts: tpb". So I would like to use hotkey-setup only if I can, especially since I see reports of other people trying to install tpb together with hotkey-setup and messing up their other keys that were handled correctly by hotkey-setup before. Has anyone got the "Access IBM" key bound to a command using only hotkey-setup, and if so could you maybe share what you did? -- All the best, Nickj 05:31, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

As per this thread I have just managed to get my "Access IBM" Button working without tpb. I just installed xbindkeys, created a very small file .xbindkeysrc with just the following 2 lines

m:0x0 + c:159

and added xbindkeys under System -> Preferences -> Sessions -> Startup Programs. The key code in the second line was given by xbindkeys --key when I pressed the button. --Hepta sean 01:33, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

I added a longer version of this under ThinkPad_Button. --Hepta sean 02:59, 12 September 2007 (UTC)