Bug 585034 - All fn Key Combinations and Volume/Mute Buttons do not Function
Summary: All fn Key Combinations and Volume/Mute Buttons do not Function
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 12
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-04-22 23:35 UTC by Russell Smith
Modified: 2010-12-03 15:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 15:34:00 UTC
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Description Russell Smith 2010-04-22 23:35:48 UTC
Description of problem:
My problem is that none of the fn key combinations function as intended. That is, pressing fn+f2, f3, f5, f7, f8, f9, PrtSc, ScrLk, Pause, f12, Home, End, PgUp, Up, Right, Down, Left and Space. As well, the volume increase, decrease and mute keys do not work either. I'm running Fedora 12, 2.6.32-99.fc12.i686.PAE on a Lenovo ThinkPad T60.

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How reproducible:
You only have to try either fn key combination to notice nothing occurs. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. press the keyboard's 'fn' key
2. while the fn key is depressed, press one of the blue function keys i.e., f4
3. OR press any of the volume up, down or mute keys to notice they don't work either
Actual results:
Nothing happens, although using xev in the Terminal i do see different keycodes associated with each fn-fx key

Expected results:
By pressing fn+f4 would cause the computer to enter sleep-mode. By pressing the volume up button would cause the volume to increase. By pressing fn+Home would cause the brightness to increase. By pressing fn+PgUp would cause the ThinkLight to turn on, etc. Nothing works as it should.

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Comment 1 Russell Smith 2010-05-28 00:34:17 UTC
Recently upgraded my OS to Fedora 13, to see if that would help only to find the same issues, outlined above, still exist.

Comment 2 Dalibor Horinek 2010-10-16 19:59:41 UTC
I experience similar problems on my laptop Thinkpad R61i, mute and volume down/up buttons work correctly and brightness down work fine, but other key buttons not. 

Almost all buttons have mappings ok, but do nothing. Only brightness up key is wrongly represented as XF86Forward. 

I experience this problem in KDE, so maybe there is a problem in power devil (Regarding sleep and hibernate functionality)

WLAN button works ok.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 16:32:29 UTC
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Comment 4 Dalibor Horinek 2010-11-03 17:17:04 UTC
I've experienced the problem in Fedora 13 and also 14.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-12-03 15:34:00 UTC
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