Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186288
None of the <Fn> <f#> key combos work on the Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:27 EST
Description of problem:
None of the <Fn> <f#> key combos work on the Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B. I tried
changing what seemed to be appropriate settings (hot keys stuff) in the BIOS,
since it was strange that none at all were working, with no change in behavior.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a Sony Vaio VGN-FS790B with FC5 Gold on it.
2. Try pressing any of the <Fn> <F#> keys, such as mute, change between
displays, brightness and volume in/decreases, and suspend.
At least some, if not all, of these keystrokes should work.
SONY VAIO PCG-N505A has same problem. At least Fn+F5(LCD brightness) and
Fn+12(hibernate) worked fine with FC4 probably without sonypi module.
If I load sonypi, I can set brightness by spicctrl with FC5.
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
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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
problem, please file a separate bug for the new problem.
Problem still exists in FC6 final.
I also have this problem on a Sony Vaio VGN-S260 laptop. Tested with FC5 and
FC6 final, and FC7test1 releases.
Everything else works wonderfully, including suspend to disk and RAM, so this is
the last remaining roadblock for Fedora on here...
The kernel bits will work just fine if you use devel, as udev should load
sonypi, and sonypi will translate those events to keys such as KEY_FN_F1.
Now, do those appear properly in xev nowadays?
Closing as a dupe of 186285, as the S1/S2 keys are handled by the same piece of
code as the Fn+ combos.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 186285 ***