To have the volume multimedia keys to work on OpenSuse 11.1 and the elitebook 8730w, you will need to configure the keys with xmodmap:
put in ~/.Xmodpap:
keycode 176=XF86AudioRaiseVolumeput in .kde4/Autostart/Xmodmap-autoload:
chmod +x .kde4/Autostart/Xmodmap-autoloadYou may need to check the location of your KDE Autostart directory. This can be found in System Setttings>Personal>About me.