Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217100
Fn hotkey combinations do not function on Panasonic Toughbook CF-51
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:49 EST
Description of problem:
The function keys on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-51 are labeled for the following
hotkeys, which in Fedora Core 6 have no effect:
Fn-F1: increase screen brightness
Fn-F2: decrease screen brightness
Fn-F3: switch LCD or external monitor
Fn-F4: mute sound
Fn-F5: volume down
Fn-F6: volume up
Fn-F7: suspend to RAM
Fn-F10: suspend to disk
There is a kernel driver to turn these hotkeys into ACPI events, as well as a
script to do the actual functions at
http://www.netlab.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/~yokota/izumi/panasonic_acpi/. There is an
alternate version at http://www.da-cha.org/letsnote/. As of Nov. 23, 2006,
there is no package in Fedora Core or Extras containing this driver or the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 6 (i386)
Attempt to use any of the Fn hotkey sequences
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press Fn-F1 (decrease screen brightness)
Decreased screen brightness
The driver is labeled for Panasonic "Let's Note" laptops, but also works with
the Toughbook (CF-51 at least).
Package request for pcc-acpi kernel module and associated utilities.
This request was miscategorized. I moved the request to the Fedora Wishlist
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/WishList where some developer
may pick it up.
Closing this bug as NOTABUG as it is not a package review bug.