Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 585034
All fn Key Combinations and Volume/Mute Buttons do not Function
Last modified: 2010-12-03 10:34:00 EST
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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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
Nothing happens, although using xev in the Terminal i do see different keycodes associated with each fn-fx key
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.
Recently upgraded my OS to Fedora 13, 220.127.116.11-95.fc13.1386.PAE to see if that would help only to find the same issues, outlined above, still exist.
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.
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I've experienced the problem in Fedora 13 and also 14.
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