Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184560
Add the ability to associate keystrokes for brightness in/decreasing to gnome-keybinding-properties, for laptops
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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)
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.
Should be able to just work, or be able to appropriate associate the keystroke.
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.
Created new bug 186268; closing this one.