I’ve installed OpenSuse 11 with KDE 4 successfully on my Lenovo Thinkpad R61. But i have a problem with some function keys…
At first, i had a problem with volume increase/decrease, but i solved that using kmix options. (however the Volume Mute key doesn’t wokr:)
But now i have some other problems with keys - mainly with Fn-keys… :
Fn+F2 doesn’t lock…, Fn+F3 doesn’t work too, situation with Fn+F7 | F8 | F9 is the same. So this are small problems…
Fn+Home | End should set the brightness - it doesn’t anything …
Do you know any solution for this problems? …
And finally, i have a problem with wi-fi hardware switch - when i turned off, wlan0 is down, but when i turned it on again, the wlan0 is still down until I restart Network manager or just startup wi-fi using ifconfig wlan0 up …
I tried to find help on google and thinkwiki - but with no visible result …
take a look at this:
SDB:Using the Extra Keys on the Keyboard - openSUSE
also, try using keytouch or keytouch-editor from pacman repo
I tried to set up xmodmap files - in most cases it was set right… I think, there is any problem between calling these XF86 functions and their efect…
(if i use xev all problem keys have their function set right now …) Now, i rly down know, where the problem is
What is the keytouch for? (It needs to install gnome-menu - i am not sure whatever it will work or not (I use kde 4)) …
I have no issues with my R61e
kde3 build service
Wireless setup in Yast and then managed from desktop with knetworkmanager. Works better than XP. And the pre-installed Vista has gone, it was a pine of brown steaming stuff.
i wasn’t aware that keytouch depends on gnome (i don’t use kde)…apologies.
you can try with hotkeys-setup, but i can’t provide any details about how to use it - hope knowledgable folks will help
I have encountered the same problem on my L412 ThinkPad. I’ll describe it more accurately. I had the following symptoms:
- My laptop became too hot
- Speaker related keys are not working (Mute, Vol up, Vol down & Mic mute)
- Some function keys are not responding (Fn + F8(TouchPad activate), Fn + Del(iecrease screen brightness), Fn + Home(increase screen brightness))
- When I plug/unplug the ac power cord, my laptop doesn’t feel it correctly.
In order to try to figure out the problem and how to solve it, I used “xev” command and noted that the above keys are not responsive at all.
Moreover, the (Fn + Del(iecrease screen brightness), Fn + Home(increase screen brightness)) keys don’t work during the Grub OS choice menu. When my laptop was OK, these keys were working at that moment.
Hence I guessed it is a HW problem and not an opensuse problem. Trying to solve this problem, I tried the following and it completely solved my problem:
- Reset the Bios to factory setting
- Disconnected the ac power cord
- Left my laptop powered on till its battery ran out (I didn’t boot to opensuse, but left it on the Grub OS choice menu).
I think this is a HW problem and we should contact Lenovo regarding it. May be they issue a bios update that solves this problem.