Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467109
fn key on XO mapped wierdly -- works but generates extra character
Last modified: 2013-01-13 07:36:15 EST
Description of problem: Pressing Fn key on XO
generates unwanted extra characters. When pressed in combination with arrow keys (to produce home/end or pgup/pgdown), the correct output is generated as well as an extra unwanted character.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press fn key, alone or in combination with an arrow key
Outputs spurious extra character.
On console without X running, extra character appears as "~".
If fn is pressed in combination with left-arrow to produce the Home key, the appropriate home-key action happens along with an extra "~" character. (e.g., at the shell command line, Home will return cursor to beginning of the line, while also inserting an unwanted "~".) Some goes for End, PgUp, and PgDown.
With X running, the same behaviour is seen, but extra character appears as "=".
Output only Home, End, PgUp, or PgDown, with no extra characters.
Unlike pressing the game pad keys on the XO, no "atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed" errors are generated for the fn key and its combinations.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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