Bug 186285 - S1 & S2 buttons not recognized on Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B
Summary: S1 & S2 buttons not recognized on Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: OldNeedsRetesting
: 186288 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 183410
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-22 18:41 UTC by Suzanne Hillman
Modified: 2009-07-14 17:05 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:05:15 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output from running evtest /dev/input/event3 while pressing S1, S2, and various Fn key combos. (8.00 KB, text/plain)
2007-06-21 14:42 UTC, Suzanne Hillman
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Description Suzanne Hillman 2006-03-22 18:41:29 UTC
Description of problem:
S1 & S2 buttons not recognized on Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B. Checked if they showed
up according to xev, and they do not.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Obtain a Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B with FC5 GOld on it, and start xev.
2. Press the S1 or S2 buttons above the keyboard, while hovering over the xev window
Actual results:
See that xev does not notice them being pressed, presumably because they are
specific to this laptop.

Expected results:
They should be seen by xev so as to be able to be associated with actions in gnome.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-10-16 19:41:28 UTC
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.

Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.

This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.

Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
can reopen the bug at any time. Any other users on the Cc: list
of this bug can request that the bug be reopened by adding a
comment to the bug.

In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
have reported that installing a kernel update has left their
systems unbootable. If you have been affected by this problem
please check you only have one version of device-mapper & lvm2
installed.  See bug 207474 for further details.

If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.

If this bug has been fixed, but you are now experiencing a different
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Thank you.

Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2007-04-30 17:28:04 UTC
Does it work once you have the sonypi driver loaded? I believe it should.

sonypi should also be loaded automatically with newer version of udev.

Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2007-04-30 17:31:35 UTC
*** Bug 186288 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Hezekiah M. Carty 2007-05-02 18:42:50 UTC
For me (Sony Vaio VGN-S260) the S1 and S2 buttons work but the Fn key
combinations do not.  xev doesn't pick them up at all.

This is using the latest Fedora devel as of May 1.

Comment 5 Christopher Aillon 2007-05-23 18:45:57 UTC
Neither the S1 nor S2 buttons work on my VGN-FS790B using today's Rawhide.

Comment 6 Christopher Aillon 2007-05-23 18:48:14 UTC
% uname -r
% rpm -q gnome-power-manager udev 

Comment 7 Suzanne Hillman 2007-05-23 18:50:28 UTC
See previous comments (it refused to get out of NEEDINFO for caillon).

Comment 8 Bastien Nocera 2007-05-23 21:08:59 UTC
Again, was sonypi loaded or not?

Even if it is, the keys won't show up in X (I don't believe X knows about
KEY_PROG1 or KEY_PROG2). Please use evtest[1] to see whether the key gets to
userspace (the device will be named "Sony Vaio Jogdial" at the beginning of the
evtest output).

[1]: http://game-sat.com/~brian/Howtos/evtest.c

Comment 9 Suzanne Hillman 2007-06-21 14:40:49 UTC
sonypi was, indeed, loaded. 

evtest was (is!) a bit confusing to use, but input3 did seem to notice that I
was pressing keys when I was pressing the S1 and S2 keys, and input4 - which was
indeed labeled "Sony Vaio Jogdial" did not notice. Is this information at all
useful? I will attach the output from input3, in case it helps. None of the
other event numbers seemed to notice the key presses.

(it does look like all the Fn and S1/S2 keys were parsing as "type 4 (Misc),
code 4 (ScanCode), value f7", with the only changes being the event times, when
using event3)

Comment 10 Suzanne Hillman 2007-06-21 14:42:37 UTC
Created attachment 157545 [details]
Output from running evtest /dev/input/event3 while pressing S1, S2, and various Fn key combos.

Comment 11 Jon Stanley 2008-03-31 18:31:13 UTC
Removing NeedsRetesting from whiteboard so we can repurpose it.

Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:07:27 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:05:15 UTC
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