Re: WANTED: HP mutimedia keyboard driver SK-2501

Re: WANTED: HP mutimedia keyboard driver SK-2501


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Posted by Peter on November 11, 2001 at 07:43:20:

In Reply to: Re: WANTED: HP mutimedia keyboard driver SK-2501 posted by Peter on November 10, 2001 at 10:29:27:

How to set up the Netropa driver for the HP SK-2501

-1) I have no connection with HP, Silitek or Netropia. This worked for me under Win98. Your milage may vary. It's presented as no more than that - it may not work for you and there is no way I can know whether it will cause you loss so I don't warrant that it won't. Nor do I warrant anything else about it, for that matter. Take care. You'll be playing with RegEdit. In the right hands, it can completely screw up your computer. Take back ups. Check your back ups. Don't blame me if this doesn't work!!

0) Download the Silitek/Netropia SK-2501 driver.
http://www.netropa.com/download/mmkbd/2501400.zip

1) Load RegEdit

2) Locate key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Netropa\Hot Key

3) Then locate key: Kmp\PS2 KEYBOARD

4) Note the last two bytes of the entries. They should all be the same. If not, abandon these instructions. For my UK keyboard, the last two bytes were "00 09".

5) Delete everything that's there

6) Add in the following BINARY keys (Edit->New->Binary Value)
(Last two bytes of Data from step 4 above.)

Key Name Data Key Name Data
Messages 8 1e 00 09 || 12 22 00 09
On Line 10 32 00 09 [] 16 24 00 09
Shortcut 30 17 00 09 >>| 13 21 00 09
Suspend 21 25 00 09 Information 19 26 00 09

Mute 22 20 00 09 Vol up 23 30 00 09
Vol down 24 2e 00 09

This maps the 13 key positions on the keyboard to the ones displayed by the Touch Manager.

If you want to change the "unchangeable" keys in Touch Manager ("Messages", "Suspend", the volume keys), you can do it two ways:

a) Delete the existing Action under Intl\*\*\Bindings for the key name. For my UK keyboard, the "Messages" key (8) is Intl\1252\09\Bindings\8. I set the "Action" to an empty string. Pushing the key gets the "Configure Button" dialogue.

The downside is you're limited to the functions on the dropdown list. There are other functions! The dropdown list is taken from the ...\Functions\ names. You'll notice "Suspend" isn't there, for example.

b) To assign an Action that isn't on the drop down, locate a key under "Bindings" that has the action you want and copy it to the key you want to configure. The "Name" is what's displayed. There's some separator character - text before is displayed on the dropdown, text after is the keycap name. The Data (a string value) is what's executed. There's two main parts - the action and what's displayed on screen. Again, I can't tell what the separator character is - copy an existing one. The action is in two parts. Up to a semicolon is a URL or command line; after the semicolon is a Touch Manager command, sometimes prefixed with "*" (which, I think, means "internal").

Have fun!

-- Peter



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