Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 223812
Dell laptop funtion key
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:18:03 EST
Description of problem:
Under FC 5 fn+combos worked on my Inspiron 6400. After updating it fn key stoped
working. Under FC 6 fn key isn't working at all. I can't change screen
brightness or suspend, open battery dialog or anything that requires fn+something.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
just install FC 6 on a dell inspiron 6400 and try to use fn key.
Steps to Reproduce:
nothing happens when doing fn+something
change of brightness, hibernation, suspend, battery status, etc.
My machine is a Dell inspiron 6400,
Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz
512 MB DDRII RAM
Ati Mobility Radeon X1300
15.1" widescreen, glare type, 1280x800
was bought as an n series, no OS previously installed
just re-installed FC 5 and under 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp kernel fn button works.
Will update tomorrow after updating it to newest FC5 to verify that somewhere in
those updates fn key stoped working.
Ok, I confirmed it's a kernel issue.
I only updated kernel to 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5smp and fn key stoped working.
The issue carried over to FC 6. I'm sorry I can't say exactly where in the
kernel development fn key stoped working. Well, I hope this info helps you find
and fix the issue.
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