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CamTron

Getting Fn keys and hotkeys to work on a laptop

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Hey everyone,

 

I recently acquired a copy of Windows 2000 from a friend of mine who had a garage sale. I decided to test it out on my Asus Eee PC 1000HD, and to my surprise, it works very well, and runs faster than XP. All of the drivers I downloaded for my hardware worked perfectly with Windows 2000, except for the AsusACPI and Webcam ones. The built-in Windows ACPI driver works just fine, and I'm using a utility called eeectl to enable the CPU throttling and fan control. I don't care about the webcam since it has awful picture quality and I don't really have a need for it. However, it appears that the hotkey functionality is part of the asusacpi driver, so right now, most of the Fn keys don't work. The only ones that do work are the simulated numpad keys, the brightness control, and hibernate keys. Is there any generic driver or utility available for Windows 2000 that will allow me to configure the rest of them?

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Been a long time since I used 2000 but I find the hardware ID ie touchpad, wi-fi, sound etc. then use devcon to disable or enable the device with a .vbs script.

~DP

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Usually in those cases third party "key re-mapping" utilites are used, *like*:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remap-keyboard-free-tools-windows/

or:

http://www.razumny.no/2008/09/remapping-the-caps-lock-key-windows/

 

Or do you mean the "alternate" functions of the FN keys, i.e. the "Asus Instant Key"?

 

jaclaz

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