after solving some problems i managed to install the current opensuse Tumbleweed snapshot on my new Dell XPS 15 laptop. I am using Gnome as GUI. But i noticed that i cannot switch to a console when using Gnome via pressing ALT + CNTRL + F1 or any other of the F keys.
Maybe this is related to the fact that the Fn keys have a second function when pressing or locking the Fn key/mode, also there is a BIOS option to reverse the Fn-mode. But i tested all options an nothing works.
I did not tested the brightness keys but the volume controls and mute where working. And before login switching via ALT + CNTRL + Fn works also. Jest when logged into gnome it is not working anymore! It is not even working with a pluged in a full size external usb keyboard!
The problem is still there but i noticed that after a reinstall the keys work, but after a reboot they do not work anymore. Maybe this changes every reboot?
I also noticed that the right click is also not working, maybe this is related?
Could be, currently it works again, i just removed the “nomodeset” kernel parameter (but kept “nouveau.modeset=0”) maybe that was the solution. I will see what happens the next reboots, because right after installation the keys worked too, but “nomodeset” was used also.