Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186285
S1 & S2 buttons not recognized on Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:05:15 EDT
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):
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
See that xev does not notice them being pressed, presumably because they are
specific to this laptop.
They should be seen by xev so as to be able to be associated with actions in gnome.
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.
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In the last few updates, some users upgrading from FC4->FC5
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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
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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.
*** Bug 186288 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
Neither the S1 nor S2 buttons work on my VGN-FS790B using today's Rawhide.
% uname -r
% rpm -q gnome-power-manager udev
See previous comments (it refused to get out of NEEDINFO for caillon).
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 to see whether the key gets to
userspace (the device will be named "Sony Vaio Jogdial" at the beginning of the
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
Created attachment 157545 [details]
Output from running evtest /dev/input/event3 while pressing S1, S2, and various Fn key combos.
Removing NeedsRetesting from whiteboard so we can repurpose it.
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