Bug 440460 - Multimedia keys on Keytronic USB keyboard not supported
Summary: Multimedia keys on Keytronic USB keyboard not supported
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-03 17:15 UTC by Allen Barnett
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:19:04 UTC

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Description Allen Barnett 2008-04-03 17:15:28 UTC
Description of problem:
The multimedia keys on my Keytronic USB keyboard are not recognized by the kernel.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 4, RHEL 5, Fedora 8

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in keyboard
2. Run either showkey in the console or xev under X. 
3. Press multimedia keys
Actual results:
No response in either showkey or xev.

Expected results:
Scancodes printed by showkey or X events from xev.

Additional info:
There is a service ticket 1735650 which states this issue has been escalated to
engineering with reference IssueTracker #170350.

Comment 1 ritz 2008-04-03 17:31:57 UTC
showkeys and xev does not register any key event.
additionally, kerne does not report any "atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed ...."

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:22:41 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:19:04 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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