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It seems as if SUSE 10.1 doesn't support my laptop keyboard. The WIN keys are not recognized and the Fn keys doesn't work either. Is there a way to enable it so I can use the keys for something else? Or at least let the Fn keys work, so I can adjust volume and screen brightness from the keyboard? Thanks.

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Chances are SuSE just doesn't have the best support for those keys. If you really want them working, I think ubuntu does them pretty well on my brother's laptop (6.06)

To see if suse even recognizes the keystroke, open up a Terminal, and run 'xev'. Whenever you move the mouse or press a key, it spits out info (into the terminal). Press the Fn / WIN keys, and see if they're recognized. This won't fix your problem, but it'll let you know how close/far a solution is.


I'd say look around for a suse forum thread, or try out the ubuntu livecd...
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When I run 'xev' or xev, a window with a black box comes up. The black box is like 1/4 of the window's size and sits in the upper left corner. However, I don't see how to work this- since nothing happens when I click on it or type any key on the keyboard.


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Oops, I didn't check 'run in ternminal'. It seems to recognize the WIN keys but the Fn seems out of luck. I realized that I could still dim the screen or brighten it with the Fn keys...though now I'm not quite sure how that works since Linux doesn't even recognize it. Maybe the keys are directly controlling the hardware. No idea... about Ubunto, I just switched from that like 2 days ago because I couldn't find working drivers for my ATI Mobility Radeon X700. Low resolution made me find SUSE =(.

Also, does this have anything to do with hardware config? Like in YaST, I see in the hardware section, you can choose your keyboard layout. Is there any layouts that support the Fn keys? Thanks!
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