I used the Roccat Ryos MK Pro for a while now. A few days ago, I installed Windows 10 on my second SSD to play some games I bought a few years back. After switching back to Linux, the volume keys on my Roccat Ryos MK Pro were not working anymore.
The problem is caused by the Windows driver of the Roccat Ryos keyboard. It switches the keyboard in a special mode so the windows driver can handle the volume / multimedia keys directly without passing them as ordinary Keyevents. I found a old Bugreport on sourceforge.
The suggested fix from the bugreport does not work anymore as the command changed but it lead to the right solution.
As you can see in the output below is the
[philipp@host ~]$ roccatryosmkcontrol --help Usage: roccatryosmkcontrol [OPTION…] - controls extended capabilities of Roccat Ryos MK/Glow/Pro keyboards Help Options: -h, --help Show help options Application Options: -a, --activate-profile=NUMBER activate profile NUMBER -d, --default-profile=NUMBER set NUMBER as default profile --driver-off deactivate Windows driver state --driver-on activate Windows driver state -f, --read-firmware read firmware version -l, --load=NUMBER load profile NUMBER -r, --read-rkp=FILENAME read from rkp-file FILENAME -s, --save=NUMBER save as profile NUMBER --firmware=FILENAME update firmware with FILENAME -v, --version print version -w, --write-rkp=FILENAME write to rkp-file FILENAME --actual-profile print actual profile --reset reset to factory defaults
A simple call to
roccatryosmkcontrol --driver-off made the keys work again. To make it change without calling the command, take a look at the update below.
Update - 2018-07-09 - roccat event handler configuration
I did stop searching for other solutions as this solution just worked for me. I do not boot Windows that much. Stefan sent me a link how to configure the roccat event handler to make it switch the mode automatically. Ok, I admit it. RTFM for the win :)
So here are the things you have to do to enable the event handler to set the driver mode:
roccat.ini file with
nano ~/.config/roccat/roccat.ini. The content below will ensure that the keyboard is in the right mode after login.
The documentation of this event handler can be found on sourceforge. I updated the configuration on my system and it works like a charm.
Thank you Stefan for your hint and sorry for not RTFM from my side!