I installed 10.10 on my Samsung RV510 notebook, but the function keys don't work. When I use them it seems as if they get locked on, and it becomes impossible to click things in the upper toolbar. Does anyone know of any drivers, or a way to get these to work? I do not want to go back to Windows.
there are two main problems, i had too and i fixed this way:
1) you have to force release of the keys (search internet) Pratically you have to add your exaxct pc model name to the file /lib/udev/rules.d/95-keyboard-force-release.rules
to take exact name of the pc run:
Then add the model like this on the file:
2) Install voria's samsung-backlight module:
Hope is useful.
Edit: I just made the Fn keys work!
You don't need the script (..what a good finding) so you did success to:
Now just modify the grub file:
in a terminal write:
(Insert your password)
Then modify the 8th line like this:
Then save the file (CTRL + O) and exit (CTRL + X)
Now reebot your pc (..Finger crossed) your Fn + UP and Fn + Down will work!
well, if the keys now work you did the half work good. Damn samsung RV510! :)
I didn't made the modification to grub but i just remembered that i made a script to modify the file (of backlight module) that contain the value of the brightness..
When you press the Fn + Up or Fn + Down the value of backlight is changed in this file:
/sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness (that contains a number 0 - 7)
Instead you need to modify this file with a script to change value of backlight:
So, now your problem is only to do a script that modify the file and then associate to a shortcut like CTRL + Up and CTRL + Down (I didn't success to use the Fn key)
If can help, i made the script "like" this with the proper modifications mensioned before:
PS: do NOT come back to windows! :)