Bug 445870 - Fn+F8 doesn't work on a Dell Latitude D630i to activate external displays [NEEDINFO]
Fn+F8 doesn't work on a Dell Latitude D630i to activate external displays
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11-drv-i810 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Blocks: 391501
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Reported: 2008-05-09 11:01 EDT by Alan Matsuoka
Modified: 2009-01-22 23:28 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 16:28:06 EST
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2008-05-09 11:01 EDT, Alan Matsuoka
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Description Alan Matsuoka 2008-05-09 11:01:42 EDT
Description of problem:
The Dell Latitude D630 does have a hotkey to activate external displays. By
pressing Fn+F8 the external display will be activated.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into X session
2. Press Fn+F8

Actual results:
nothing happens

Expected results:
external display should be activated

Additional info:
External display works after restart of X11.

The Latitude has a VGA output onboard. While connected to a docking station,
there is VGA and DVI output available.
Comment 1 Alan Matsuoka 2008-05-09 11:01:43 EDT
Created attachment 304952 [details]
Comment 9 Adam Jackson 2008-09-19 10:30:08 EDT
If you run 'dbus-monitor' and hit fn-f8, does an event get generated?

Moving to MODIFIED, this is probably a hal bug if anything, but we should get in the test profile for beta.
Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 16:28:06 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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