Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238338
ibook g4 fn key and f1-12 key not functioning properly
Last modified: 2008-04-11 19:12:51 EDT
Description of problem:
The f1-12 buttons behave all wrong after install. If I push f1, the screen gets
dimmed, f2 brightens it. f6 switches numlock on and off, f11 seems to put
current app to fullscreen and back to normal.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora release 6.93 (Rawhide), kernel 2.6.21-1.3116.fc7
Install fedora 7 latest on an ibook g4.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install f7test4 on ibook g4.
2. Login to gnome
3. press f1-12 keys
Included xev data from f1-12 presses, f6 caused no output.
Created attachment 153736 [details]
I guess this goes a bit deeper as when I boot the system up to runlevel 3, the
function keys don't work properly on the console either.
I think I've got this figured out to a certain point. The "fn" key is by default
somehow already depressed and when I push fn+f1, I get the normal f1 function to
Any suggestions on what is wrong with my installation? :)
I guess kernel would be the more proper category now.
The weird bit is that the "fn" is interpreted as pressed down only for the f1-12
keys, but for using page up and page down the fn+arrow keys results in page up
On F-7 with last updates the first Fx keys (F1-F6 if I remember correctly)
works only with Fn modificator.
HW: iBook G4 mid-2005.
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.
If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)
Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.
The process we're following is outlined here:
We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.
Unfortunately I don't have the hardware anymore due to an accident with the
machine and I've switched to a more recent hardware model.
I'm sorry that I didn't remember to mention that here.
Thanks for the update.