Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 358721
Fn key in Macbook Pro does not work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:20 EST
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Description of problem:
The config option in the kernel is disabled.
[robbie@mbp ~]$ cat /boot/config-126.96.36.199-35.fc8 | grep POWERBOOK
# CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT_POWERBOOK is not set
Please set this to =y. It was fixed once in F7, but somebody has removed this config option.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to use the pgDown, pgUp, Home keys with Fn.
You can try the F? keys for adjusting backlight speaker volume.
2. Notice that it does not work.
I became sad, since I've already reported this problem in BUG 219968, and nothing has happened, even though it is a simple fix.
Those keys should have behaved as on my desktop computer.
(In reply to comment #0)
> I became sad, since I've already reported this problem in BUG 219968, and
nothing has happened, even though it is a simple fix.
Adding comments to bugs that were closed long ago won't do much good.
Looks like this is just needed in config-x86_64-generic:
Thanks for replying. Are you sure that other architectures are not affected?
When I recompiled the kernel I've modified the arch independent config file to
make it work. I could not find this option neither in i386 nor in x86_64.
$ grep POWERBOOK config*
config-generic:# CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT_POWERBOOK is not set
This is fixed in Fedora 7 now, will be fixed in F8 with the first kernel update
kernel-188.8.131.52-49.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.