Evan Joanette wrote:
>> Stay informed about: Logitech Corded Access, no volume control
> Just bought the above keyboard and after a day's struggle, I've got
> the volume control to work.
> After reading countless messages about how the F keys cannot be
> remapped, I found precious little about why only the volume (and mute)
> buttons might be dead. Was it a keyboard problem? Should I return it?
> Turns out, it was my sound driver. Despite being the right driver for
> my soundcard (Realtek AC97 onboard MSI mobo), it wouldn't allow the
> keyboard to change the volume. Luckily, a VIA AC97 works for me and
> DOES allow volume adjustment.
> Hope this helps some of you.
> Anyone have an explanation as to why this is?
That is a little odd, thanks for posting the fix.
I wonder if it's something as "simple" as they forgot to actually implement
the proper registry keys that map the sscancodes through to the mixer in the
With the AC97 codec, Windows will automatically have that stuff in place.
I remember having a driver for something once (Maybe my SB Live) and it
didn't have the names I wanted for a particular input (DVD Audio), I think I
saw some relevant stuff when I was poking around in the registry renaming
the input. Don't recall the key, and besides it would have been in Win98.
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