Questions about using the function keys in Ubuntu.

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Function key on my acer laptop is always Pressed

While typing normal keys I have to press fn (function key) as it seems that the function key is pressed all the time. What I have to do to make the function key off and it trigger only when I presses ...
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Function keys not working on Toshiba C-50-B

I purchased a Toshiba C-50-B-P-0010 about a week back, it did not come pre-installed with any OS. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. The function keys are not responding properly. If i press F3 which is ...
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Can't switch between Console mode and GUI

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and experiencing the following problem: I start my computer, and get to the GUI where I can login. When I click Ctrl+Alt+F1 I will get to the first of the consoles, everything ...
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14.04 Asus g56jr Fn + Brightness control

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my new Asus G56Jr laptop. I noticed that despite all the other Fn+fX keys are working, the screen brightness does not. I have already tried editing the grub, as ...
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13.04 - Fn volume keys not working on Dell Inspiron 1470

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1470, and eversince I updated to 13.04, none of the Fn keys are working, except for brightness and WiFi.
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Function key to lock special function keys in F1 - F12 does not work

I have a function key (used by pressing FN) on my ESC key. It locks all function keys on F1-F12. It does not seem to work on Ubuntu 14.04. Any Suggestions?
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How to make keyboard backlight Fn buttons work in Samsung Series 9?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Samsung 900X4C. However, I can't get the keyboard backlights to work. I added the keymaps as per community docs - Samsung Series 9 (section Function Keys). But ...
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Function keys not working after update

I installed an update on the 7th and now have some strange keyboard behaviour. After first installing the update and rebooting the keyboard layout changed to US but only for Chromium - when I checked ...
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Toshiba Satellite P850 FN-Keys not working

I could solve several other issues with my laptop thanks to this forum. The only thing I can't figure out is the non working FN-Keys for the brightness. Volume control is fine. Two things I found out ...
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How do I get the OSD for brightness hotkeys on Kubuntu 14.04 KDE 4.13?

I am using KDE SC 4.13.2 on Kubuntu 14.04 (64-bit). The screen brightness changes with the brightness hotkeys on my keyboard (Lenovo G500) but the OSD showing the brightness level does not appear. The ...
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Keyboard Shortcut not Appearing in Keyboard

I'm trying to play Minecraft (A video game) that makes use of F3. However, I'm on a laptop which requires you to hold down FN in order for a F# key to be registered. The problem is that Ubuntu ...
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Rotate touchscreen and disable the touchpad on Yoga 2 Pro in rotated mode

On my Lenovo Yoga 2 pro I installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bit and kept the installed Windows 8 on another partition. In Windows, When you turn it into tablet mode, the keyboard and touchpad turns off so you ...
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Brightness not changing Dell 15r SE and ubuntu 12.04

With my current laptop I can't change my brightness anymore I tried xbacklight -set 50 (nothing happened) and also changed this line grub_cmdline_linux_default= "quiet splash" to ...
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Media keys for volume control registers getting pressed multiple times

When I use my function keys for volume control, I only press it once, but the volume adjustment keeps happening and repeating itself without stopping and the notification for volume keeps blinking. If ...
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HDAJackRetask issue

I have hp pavillion m6 running Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday I followed a tutorial (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12489414#post12489414) to fix my beat audio issue , after click at "Install boot ...
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Brightness function keys problem

I have an HP 650 notebook, and I just finished installing ubuntu 13.10 . The problem is that brightness function keys don't work ( f2 and f3 ). I tried changing GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and updating ...
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Dell laptop screen brightness is not working after upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10

I tried with GRUB_CMLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" and sudo update-grub but did not worked.Please help me out
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Weird possibly ACPI related behavior on 14.04

Since upgrading my notebook to 14.04 I've observed a weird behavior, possibly tied to ACPI; sometimes on boot, hotkeys like ctrl + alt + T and function-keys like fn + ⌨ (for keyboard-backlight ...
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How do I turn off the FN key? [duplicate]

I got a new keyboard with function keys, but I have to hold the FN key to use the F1|F12 keys normally and not to change the volume, brightness, etc. How do I change this?
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alt + tab not working properly

ALT+Tab functionality has suddenly started misbehaving. it's showing only desktop and the current active app instead of all the applications opened. For eg currently, opened applications are firefox ...
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HP Envy Fn keys issue

So I recently installed the nvidia-prime drivers on my HP Envy 17 running Ubuntu 13.10 and because of this it seems that my volume Fn keys don't work anymore. I have tried uninstalling the Nvidia ...
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Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch probably because of Fn+F2 mis-mapped function keys on my BenQ Joybook Lite U102 running trusty 14.04

I know this is like the millionth post of some wireless adapter that doesn't work, but I lost all hope in reading forums and answers that were meant to specific devices, with no general answer that ...
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Is there a key combination similiar to windows to restart computer?

I used to be a Windows user, and when my computer froze I could press CTRL+ALT+Delete and it would restart the computer. Is there a similar function for my current operating system? Thanks everyone.
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Function keys are not working on Toshiba Satellite L510 so brightness control is not possible

I am using Toshiba L510 AND Ubuntu 12.04. I Cannot control brightness of my system using function keys. What could be the cause?
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Asus X550LA with Ubuntu 13.10

I am using this Asus notebook with Ubuntu 13.10. All my function keys (Wifi, Bluetooth, Sound, etc.) are not working! Wifi gets started on boot up, but can not connect to most of the networks. Please ...
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Brightness function keys not working

I have an ASUS X55A-SPD0204O laptop. The rest of the FN+Fx (where x = number) like sound + - mute, screen turn off, wireless etc. work perfectly. The problem is with the 2 brightness keys. They just ...
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Cannot control display brightness with HP ProBook 4545s (Radeon HD7420G) - Ubuntu 13.10

I need help because the notebook is always running at maximum light. 8( This HP Probook 4545s has AMD Radeon HD 7420G (HD7500M/7600M series) graphics and the video driver for the AMD graphics ...
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Problem with Fn button sound control Ubuntu

I have a very strange problem with my audio in my ubuntu installation. First of all I have no sound, this alone is a big problem, but I use my computer mostly for work so I can keep with up for a ...
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How to remap the F1-12 keys to require the Fn key + F1-12

I recently bought a new laptop, and mapped the F10/11/12 keys to media controls so that I would be able to just press, say, F10 to mute the volume. However, I now cannot use the F10 key normally. ...
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How to execute command with keys?

Like a lot of other users, I have problem with the brightness settings on my laptop. But there is xbacklight which works like a charm. How do I bind xbacklight -dec 10 to Fn+Up? I have tried to use ...
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Fn+F2 does not switch WIFI on/off on Asus 1015e [closed]

Wifi works ok but can not be switched on/off with fn+f2. I have an Asus 1015e-DS03 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS fresh install (no dual-boot). Linux ASUS-1015E-DS03 3.8.0-35-generic #52~precise1-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Backlight Problem, Function keys not working

I have ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS AND i recently updated my system. There was a kernel update also. I tried several solutions on net. Like This , this and none of them worked for me. I put that ...
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Function keys disabled after enabling scroll lock

I had enabled the scroll lock key for my illuminated keyboard by using xmod, Now my function keys don't work whenever I enable the scroll lock... I use the function keys for shortcuts, assistance ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wireless problem in hp pavilion g6 [duplicate]

This is the first time i use a linux distribution and i have a problem. I installed ubuntu without any problems but i can not connect networks. I simply can not turn on wifi because function keys do ...
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I don't have notifications when changing the brightness

In order to have the brightness feature working on my EeePC (Ubuntu 13.10, kernel 3.13), I had to add to my /etc/default/grub : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux" It was ...
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Gnome MPlayer and [Play/Pause], [Next] buttons

On ubuntu 13.10 I'm using the [Fn]+[Play/Pause] key combination successfully with Totem, but because Totem makes my whole screen flicker when I use Javascript at the same time, I switched to Gnome ...
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ASUS fn-kys for sound volume (laptop-hotkeys) don't work

The hotkeys for sound volume of ASUS N76VM with Ubuntu 12.04 don't work on the (my) admin account, but dó work on other users accounts for the rest of the family.
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HP Envy 15 wifi toggle

I just got Ubuntu 13.10 on my new HP laptop. The F6 key is for mute and when you use it the orange light lights up on the key and the sound turns off. F12 is for wifi (on windows 8 it toggles airplane ...
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Backlight Controls Acer Aspire v5-572G

I know there are already a lot of similar questions regarding issues with no back light control with Acer models. I'm not having that issue anymore I followed the necessary changes needed in ...
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(Some) Function keys not working

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 today on my ASUS N56VZ-S4215H, and encountered some issues; Some of my function keys don't work, screen brightness, turn off screen and, sleep DO work (Screen brightness ...
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keyboard problem HP dm4-2015dx

My keyboard does not works - than I try to put the question here but it's not possible because it don't meet there standard! - MY KEYBOARD DON"T WORK! - I did not make this problem, now I had to ...
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Fn volume keys stick down

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 on this laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/range/novatecheliten1535.html The Fn keys for WiFi and screen brightness work fine, but the volume keys are problematic. ...
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Function keys in Lubuntu 13.10

I have just installed Lubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander but my function keys for media (such as play pause etc.) are not working. I can change brightness and volume with the function keys and I am ...
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Acer Aspire One 725 Lubuntu Fn + Up\Down keys do not change the sound level

I've got a little trouble, which is, as I think, specific only to Acer Aspire series netbooks. I've installed Lubuntu 13.10 on my Acer Aspire One 725 and updated software. At first I had a problem ...
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Lenovo Y400 ubuntu 12.04 can't change brightness

The ubuntu seems to be always on the max brightness. I cannot change the brightness. Really strange. What I have tried: 1 Install the latest Nvidia Driver does not work 2 change x sudo gedit ...
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Lenovo FnLk Key (Enabled on Boot)

Is there a program to enable function-lock (FnLk) upon login? In fact the BIOS has FnLk on while booting, then it turns once the desktop UI is loaded. I'm open to suggestions of using a program or ...
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Ubuntu Can't Processes Key Release

Whenever I press Fn+F8 to raise the volume or Fn+F7 to lower the volume, Ubuntu acts like the keys are being held down. The notification blinks rapidly as if I'm hitting Fn+F8/7 really fast. The ...
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How to make the brightness keys work on an HP Folio 13?

In my HP Folio 13 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04 the brightness control works with the slider in the system Brightness & Lock settings, but the brightness function keys don't. Also, the brightness level ...
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Specific function keys not working

My Toshiba C800 laptop (12.04 LTS desktop) has special function keys as follows: fn + : F2 -> BRIGHTNESS DOWN F3 -> BRIGHTNESS UP F4 -> DISPLAY SELECT F5 -> TOUCH PAD on/off F6 -> PREVIOUS ...
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Keyboard's buttons

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and my keyboard is: Genius SlimStar i222. I have problem about Fn(function key). To exlain my problem: When i press buttons Fn and F1 at the same time, ubuntu opens home ...