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I'm connecting an Apple Bluetooth Aluminum keyboard (this one) to my Lubuntu setup using the blueman applet.

The keyboard types fine, but I would like to use its fn key to change screen brightness changing, page-up (fn+ctrl+down), page-down (fn+ctrl+up), et cetera. Right now the fn key doesn't seem to work.

When I use xev, I don't see anything happen when I press fn.

Does the keyboard not send this to the computer at all?

Do I need to configure blueman's "Input Service" setting to make this an Apple (rather than a generic) keyboard? (It's not obvious how to do this.)

Is xev just not showing the fn key?

Where in this stack of software do I need to make a change to achieve the desired behaviour?


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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Mar 14 '13 at 16:06

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Try using the program gnome-bluetooth. It can be installed through the software center. – William Nov 29 '11 at 17:37
@William, I have installed it via sudo apt-get install gnome-bluetooth. It is unclear to me how to run it since calling gnome-bluetooth from the command line tells me the command is not found. – Richard Nov 29 '11 at 17:43
@William, I found the applet under bluetooth-applet. Unfortunately, it didn't solve any of my problems. – Richard Dec 2 '11 at 5:37
Okay, sorry I can't be of any more help. – William Dec 2 '11 at 15:29