Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 627040
Special keys in Acer Aspire 5310 aren't working
Last modified: 2011-06-28 10:01:49 EDT
Description of problem: The Acer Aspire 5310 notebook has special keys like dollar and euro sign, wifi turn on/off button, a browser and a mail starter button, and two other buttons for Acer programs. These buttons aren't working, if I try to make a keyboard shortcut for instance to make the browser start, in the form at the "keyboard shortcuts" app nothing seems to be typed, but I do pushed the browser button.
How reproducible: I don't know if other laptops with this brand have this, but mine definitely has it all the time. (Although, before Fedora there was ubuntu in this notebook, and the wifi button worked, and before that there was windows xp, and everything worked there.)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Push one of these special buttons
Actual results: Nothing happens.
Expected results: The function that the button is for. (ex.: start a browser, make a dollar sign)
Additional info: You can find the WinXp application here, i think that was it: http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Application/LaunchManager/LaunchManager_Dritek_2.0.01_XPx86.zip?acerid=633638927202373403&Step1=Notebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%205310&OS=X02&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_7
If you need any kind of information, test result, just tell me, (and tell how to do that too) and I provide it if I can.
Sorry for the wrong component choice, but I can't figure out which of the keyboard-related component I need.
generatorrunner has nothing whatsoever to do with keyboard input!
Tentatively reassigning to xorg-x11-drv-evdev which is the first thing I'd suspect in the absence of more information (e.g. what desktop environment?).
Sorry, I typed general as it was in the help, but it seems doesn't work like that.
The desktop environment is GNOME 2.30.0.
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