Bug 184560

Summary: Add the ability to associate keystrokes for brightness in/decreasing to gnome-keybinding-properties, for laptops
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Suzanne Hillman <shillman>
Component: control-centerAssignee: Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: rawhideCC: wtogami
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Description Suzanne Hillman 2006-03-09 16:03:02 EST
Description of problem:
Add the ability to associate keyboard shortcuts for brightness in/decreasing to
gnome-keybinding-properties, for laptops. 

Right now, probably because the keystrokes vary between laptops, unless the
keystroke which is intended to do this talks directly to the hardware, there is
no way that I can see to increase or decrease brightness of laptop displays. If
there were two added effects added to gnome-keybinding-properties which could be
associated with keystrokes, this would no longer be a problem.

I note, of course, that I have no idea if the necessary things to talk to the
hardware to _do_ this exist or are consistent between laptops.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find a machine whose brightness level modifiers are a keystroke, which does
not talk to the hardware directly (like the Fujitsu Lifebook)
Actual results:
Trying to modify the brightness has no effect, and there is no way to tell the
machine that that is what you expect the key stroke to do.

Expected results:
Should be able to just work, or be able to appropriate associate the keystroke.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2006-03-21 16:47:25 EST
Alright. I had no idea that Fn keys generally talk to BIOS or APCI stuff, so
there is unlikely to be anything to do in gnome-keybinding-properties to fix
this. I'll work on a new bug report against the kernel, as that's probably where
the problem is.
Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2006-03-22 11:53:47 EST
Created new bug 186268; closing this one.