I have a Packard Bell Dot S netbook (also called Dot 510 I think), and to get an F3 key press I have to press Fn+F3, pressing just F3 on its own turns the wireless on or off. I make heavy use of the F Keys, so I'd like it if I didn't have to use the Fn key to get them.
My BIOS doesn't seem to have an option to swap them round, is there any way I can do it at the OS Level in Ubuntu?
FWIW here is what is in my bios:
InsydeH20 Setup Utility Rev 3.5
- CPU type.speed, memory info etc etc
- Time, Date, Quiet Boot, Network Boot, F12 Boot Menu, D2D Recovery, SATA Mode
- Set Supervisor Password, Set User password, Set HDD password
- Boot Order stuff
- Saving Changes etc etc
Unless there is a hidden page? I recall a BIOS from years ago that had a hidden page. Googling shows nothing tho.
Ok, it seems that xmodmad will only work for some keys. The wireless switch key, for example, works even when X is not running, so it must be at a lower level that it is being intercepted. I can't even get the keycodes for this key.