If you have lots of “multmedia” keys on the keyboard and would like to use them under X11 there are a number of ways of doing this. Gentoo has a long way of doing it.
I got my extra keys working using a program called
xbindkeys. More details on the website: XBindKeys Website
The relvant bit of the config file is:
Or it might all be a lot easier to use the LinEAK Program
Note to self: spend less time configuring your keyboard and more time typing…