tpb - Thinkpad Buttons
TPB is a little program that enables you to use the IBM ThinkPad(tm) special keys.
With TPB it is possible to bind a program to the ThinkPad, Mail, Home and Search button. TPB can also run a callback program on each state change with the changed state and the new state as options. So it is possible to trigger several actions on different events. TPB has a on-screen display (OSD) to show volume, mute, brightness and some other informations. Furthermore TPB supports a software mixer, as the R series ThinkPads have no hardware mixer to change the volume.
Project Homepage / Availability
- Debian packages are available: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/tpb.html
- Red Hat packages: http://dag.wieers.com/packages/tpb/
The sources can be checked out through anonymous CVS with the following instruction set:
export CVS_RSH="ssh" cvs -d :ext:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/tpb co tpb
- Note that on some systems the "nvram" module will need to be loaded before tpb will work.
Contact the author at email@example.com.