Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197896
i8kbuttons no longer needs to control volume
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
Description of problem:
I have a Dell Inspiron 4150 with Fedora Core 5. i8kbuttons daemon doesn't work
because if I prees a Fn+Volume Key ocurrs anything (with i8kbuttons running, of
course). Nevertheless, I can do Dell Inspiron keys working by assing these keys
to volume control in Gnome Preferences.
If it's posible (Ubuntu Linux do it) Fedora should detect that it's a Dell
Laptop (Â¿i8k module enabled?) and assign these keys to volume control in Gnome
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always I press Dell volume control keys.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press any Dell volume control key
2. Volume doesn't go up or down
I8kbuttons daemon doesn't work.
I want control volume in my Dell laptop with keys designed for this.
You've filed this bug report against the wrong component... i8kutils is useful
for you only because it forces the i8k module to be loaded on your hardware, so
you get access to the Dell service tag and are able to control the laptop fans.
But i8kbuttons isn't useful on your hardware...
So if you want the Fedora Core installer or GNOME to automatically detect
multimedia keys and enable them... it's to be done elsewhere, and I don't even
know if that's possible at all (I doubt it).
Please reassign to the proper component, otherwise I'll go ahead and close this
Currently, what you ask for has to be done "manually" once, by going to "System"
-> "Preferences" -> "Keyboard Shortcuts", but I suppose you probably knew that
Thank you Matthias.
What's the proper component of this bug?
i8kutils init script isn't the problem but i8kbuttons. i8kbuttons doesn't work
for me. To fix it it's the bug reason.
Question about auto-detect Dell Inspiron laptop is secondary. Simply we have to
researched how Ubuntu Gnome do it.
I was just pointing out that i8kbuttons isn't the "right solution" for your
laptop, it's more of a "hack" for older Dell laptops. What you're requesting
doesn't depend on i8kbuttons or i8kutils in any way, it's a much more generic
feature request that needs to be implemented somewhere else... where exactly, I
Maybe a good topic to bring up on the fedora-devel mailing-list.
OK. Detecting multimedia keys is a more generic solution. I was just pointing
out that there is another Linux distribution that solved this bug (only in Gnome
You can change bug status. I'm going to subscribe fedora-devel mailing list (if
users no-developers can do it of course).
OK, closing this bug for now.