Bug 358721 - Fn key in Macbook Pro does not work
Fn key in Macbook Pro does not work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-30 14:00 EDT by Robert Szalai
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-09 18:38:07 EST
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Description Robert Szalai 2007-10-30 14:00:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
The config option in the kernel is disabled.

[robbie@mbp ~]$ cat /boot/config- | grep POWERBOOK

Please set this to =y. It was fixed once in F7, but somebody has removed this config option.

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How reproducible:

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.

Actual Results:
I became sad, since I've already reported this problem in BUG 219968, and nothing has happened, even though it is a simple fix.

Expected Results:
Those keys should have behaved as on my desktop computer.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2007-10-30 21:27:58 EDT
(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:

Comment 2 Robert Szalai 2007-10-30 22:30:05 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2007-10-31 17:07:54 EDT
$ grep POWERBOOK config*
config-generic:# CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT_POWERBOOK is not set
Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2007-10-31 19:57:36 EDT
This is fixed in Fedora 7 now, will be fixed in F8 with the first kernel update
after release.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2007-11-09 18:38:02 EST
kernel- has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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