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Asus ATK (hotkey) downloads

Discussion in 'Asus' started by jjaaskel, Feb 24, 2008.

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  1. jjaaskel

    jjaaskel Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi!

    Does anyone knows what these all are for (can be found as downloads for my laptop)?

    Description ASUS ATKOSD2 UTILITY
    ASUS ATKOSD2 UTILITY for Vista

    Description ATKDrv UTILITY
    ATKDrv UTILITY for Vista

    Description ATK_MEDIA Utility
    ATK_MEDIA Utility for Vista

    Description ATK_Hotkey UTILITY
    ATK_Hotkey UTILITY for Vista

    Description ATK Generic Function UTILITY
    ATK Generic Function UTILITY for Vista

    I.e what is the difference of those and why there is just not one simple file to download to get hotkeys to work?
     
  2. metril

    metril Notebook Deity

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    ASUS ATKOSD2: It changes the images you see when you use the function key shortcuts and other hotkeys. The images have a small 3D effect such as water ripples.

    ATKDrv Utility: This is required because it is actually the ACPI driver. This is what tells your OS about the power state of your system and allows for power settings to be changed by the OS. It is also responsible for pulling battery information from the BIOS.

    ATK_Media: When the play, pause, etc. keys are pressed, this will cause Windows Media Center to open. When the system is powered down and the power key on the front of the laptop is pressed, the system will start up and will open Windows Media Center right after you log on.

    ATK_Hotkey Utility: This is required to make use of all the function key shortcuts.

    ATK Generic Function Utility: This is required as it allows for communication between the ACPI and all the shortcut keys.
     
  3. jjaaskel

    jjaaskel Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for your perfect answers :)
     
  4. samuderaindia

    samuderaindia Notebook Consultant

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    is ATXdrv also responsible to control which type of shut down (soft shut down-g2 state, or mechanical shut down g3 state)?

    and to find out which ATK version I have


    thanks
     
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    dudu2003br Notebook Geek

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    ATK_Media: When the play, pause, etc. keys are pressed, this will cause Windows Media Center to open. When the system is powered down and the power key on the front of the laptop is pressed, the system will start up and will open Windows Media Center right after you log on.

    I didnt understand ? What does it do ?


    So are all these application really necessary to run everything correctly ?

    Tks

    Eduardo
     
  6. U51

    U51 Newbie

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    How about the ATK0100...what does that do?
     
  7. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    ATK0100 is a ACPI utility which has do to with the motherboard and power management.
     
  8. U51

    U51 Newbie

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    Thanks. How do you know if your computer needs it?
     
  9. spam123

    spam123 Notebook Consultant

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    U51 - :)

    btw, am running N81Vp in Win7, used whatever latest drivers that they have at the Asus downloads.

    I put the system to sleep;
    if I immediately wake it up, it functions properly.
    if it's for an extended period of time, after it wakes up, it'll suddenly reboot.

    If you guys have Win7 installed, please give it a go and see if I'm the only one experiencing this.
    Thanks.
     
  10. E.B.E.

    E.B.E. NBR Procrastinator

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    Because I tell you. :p Joking :), I recommend installing it as AFAIK it is required for some important power management features.
     
  11. Ephphatha

    Ephphatha Newbie

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    Sorry for the thread necromancy, but is there a way to change this so it will work with any media player, specifically winamp?
     
  12. Duct Tape Dude

    Duct Tape Dude Duct Tape Dude

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    If you enable global hotkeys in Winamp, they will work with it so long as the winamp window is selected.
     
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