Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 203659
SYSRQ, Scroll Lk, Break keys do not work correctly on Dell Precision M90
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
Description of problem:
(all are Fn keys) Scroll Lock appears to be being detected correctly by X, based
on xev results. Break seems to be being detected as Pause (the key on which the
Fn key is located). SysRQ is detected, but I cannot tell what as. See attachment
(1st is Sysrq, then Scroll Lock, then Break)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hold down 'Fn'
2. Press the Print Screen button (this will get detected by X as print screen,
so may need to go to Kernel team), the Num Lock Key, and the Pause key.
Sysrq, Scroll lock, break
Created attachment 134676 [details]
On normal AT-style keyboards, the Pause/Break key always generates Pause when
pressed by itself. Break is generated with Control+Pause.
While this does make it work, the fact that 'Break' is blue, like the rest of
the Fn keys, makes me suspect that the correct behavior still needs to involve
Fn and not CTRL. That, or perhaps have a note somewhere about this.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates,
which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are
encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their distribution
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in
the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as
INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Unfortunately, the M90 has disappeared, and I will not be able to test if this