Questions about using the function keys in Ubuntu.

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fn+f-keybindings no longer working, Dell Inspiron N5050, Ubuntu 14.04

The fn-f-keybindings used to provide me with all kinds of settings: volume, screen brightness, touchpad on/off. These could all be triggered by using fn plus a designated f-key. fn+f3, for example, ...
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Volume Fn keys get “stuck down” in Kubuntu and Ubuntu?

I've had a dual boot with Ubuntu for a while. One problem annoyed me though, that my Volume Fn keys got "stuck down" whenever I pressed them, making it max volume, or muted. This has happened every ...
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Function keys, layout switching don't work for 5~ minutes after boot (16.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS For some reason, for 5~ minutes after booting, the system wouldn't respond to function keys (brightness and audio control for example) and I can't switch layouts Does ...
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How to switch/disable functionality of fn keys on Ubuntu - USB keyboard

Hi I have a problem with my new USB Lenovo keyboard, I can't (don't know how) switch Fn keys in Linux, on windows it was very easy. But I don't know what I can do on Linux to switch Fn keys (or ...
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Fn key not working in Asus R510Z [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS along side a default windows 10 installation. All the fn shortcuts are not working in my ubuntu system. It doesn't show up in the keyboard layout, nor can I find any ...
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Brightness randomly up and down on MSI laptop

I am experiencing this issue on my MSI GS60. It starts happening as soon as I use an Fn Key for the first time while running Ubuntu (I have also tested the issue on Arch and it's even worse there). ...
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FN keys are not working on Acer Aspire ES 15 in Ubuntu 16.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu in legacy mode on my Acer Aspire ES 15 and the only problem is that FN keys are not working properly for example brightness control is not working at all I searched ...
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Is there any ASUS Utilities software or ZenUI for Ubuntu laptops?

ASUS is selling ginormous amounts of portables into the linux world, especially Ubuntu laptops and Android tablets + phones. ZenUI is working very smooth on Android. Is there an equivalent for Ubuntu? ...
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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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Putty, Byobu, Tmux and function keys

I'm currently trying to use byobu from PuTTY via ssh. I have currently putty-256color as Terminal-type string because otherwise not even Byobu bindings worked and I couldn't create new windows or move ...
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Brightness function key resulting in flickering

Dell Inspiron n5110, I upgraded from Trusty to Xenial yesterday.. The one issue I can't seem to get past or over is that when I use the Fn keys to change the brightness, it results in random ...
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SOLVED! 15.10: WiFi blocked/no resume after suspend/no bright hotkeys after upgrade

I have a Samsung Laptop model NP270E4E-K0ACL - Intel Sandy Bridge Mobile Graphics Card - Atheros AR9485 Wireless After a clean installation of Ubuntu 15.10 using an ISO burned image (kernel 4.2.0-16-...
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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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My function keys are not working after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

I'm using a Lenovo 450. Recently I upgraded my OS to Ubuntu 16.04LTS. Now my function keys are not working. Fn+F1 does not work. Please help me in this regard. Thanks in advance.
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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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FN+F2 opens “Power Statistics”. How to make it run a command?

I am using ubuntu 15.04 with unity. Fn keys are working and I am getting results while running acpi_listen and pressing a combination of Fn Fx key. Now I want to make a keyboard shortcut to ...
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Asus UX303LAB brightness keys do not work

I am a beginner at using linux and I have been trying to get Ubuntu to work with the ASUS ZenBook UX303LAB (Broadwell version). I am having problems with Brightness keys, keyboard backlight brightness ...
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Toshiba Portrege R830 Fn keys not working after suspend

All Fn+ F* keys work OK after startup. After suspend and wake up, they are not working (Fn+Esc Mute, Fn+F2 Power statistics, Fn+F3 Suspend, Fn+F5/F6 Dimming, ...) Fn+3/4 Volume control is ...
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TeXmaker 4.4.1-1 function keys don't work after upgrading (14.10 - 15.04)

I was using version 4.4.1 but after upgrading from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 the function keys didn't work anymore (e.g. F1 for Quick Build, F6 for PDFLaTeX, etc.). I reinstalled TeXmaker via apt-get with ...
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Asus x751lb ubuntu (gnome) 15.10 function key for brightness not working

I've tried like all the options for changing grub settings, some even screwed changing brightness at all, some allowed me to use even fn + enter to open calculator, but fn + f5/ fn + f6 nothing... ...
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Brightnes fn keys move brightness bar, don't change brightness level

I have an Asus laptop with an AMD processor. In the live cd, the brightness fn keys worked perfectly. However, I activated the additional drivers for fglrx-updates and 'processor microcode for AMD ...
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Laptop function keys (media keys) are delayed after replacing optical drive with 2nd hdd

I have removed my optical drive and placed a "caddy" with a second hdd in my laptop as replacement. Now, since doing that all my function keys are delayed for around a second before taking effect. (...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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Logitech K380 bluetooth keyboard - make function keys default

There is a software for Windows called "Logitech Options" which can switch media keys to function keys, but this setting is not remembered in keyboard. There are similar cases with other logitech ...
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Disabling specific functions for F Keys

I have searched for an answer but I have only found related help, but it doesn't really work for my situation. I have an off-brand laptop (Neo-PC), but the keyboard is very generic. I have the ...
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Several ACPI event keys have the same ID

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Kernel: 3.19.0-37-generic INTRO When I start acpi_listen on my system I can test several LaptopSpecialKeys. The brightness buttons work perfectly fine for example: video/...
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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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How to Switch between functional keys and multimedia keys inside ubuntu?

Sometimes I need to switch between multimedia and Fn keys several times. So is there any way to do that in Ubuntu, without restarting the system and going to BIOS?
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Toshiba Satelite Function Keys change after standby

So, I have a toshiba satelite L50D-B-16M, with windows + ubuntu 15.10 dual boot When I boot the computer, the keys F1-F12 function as special keys (for screen brightness and volume etc), this is the ...
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How to remap fn + ESC key to ESC key in Lenovo Yoga 3

I've managed to switch fn keys to behave like function keys in the Lenovo Yoga. However, this causes the ESC key to be found to Fn + ESC instead. Is there a way to switch / remap it back to ESC ...
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Fn keys for brightness not working on Asus X551MAV­-SX366GB

Brightness should be controlled by pressing Fn + F5 and Fn + F6. Nothing happens when I press these keys. My computer is a Asus X551MAV­-SX366GB and I'm using Lubuntu 14.04
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Special Function Keys are not working in Ubuntu 14.0.4.2 LTS

Volume (+/-/Mute), Brightness (up/down), Disable Webcam, Mute Microphone and Projector Function keys are not working (when used through laptop keyboard) but Next, Pause/Play and Previous keys are ...
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Fn+F6 & F7 does not work for screen brightness in 12.04

I am using Toshiba Portege R835-P70 and function keys work as expected on Windows but they do not on Ubuntu 12.04. For e.g. Fn+F6 and Fn+F7 are supposed to change screen brightness but do not work. ...
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MSI GS 60 Fn+F2 (screen mode) and Fn-F10 (airplane mode) not working

I'm under Ubuntu 14.10 with a MSI GS60 2PE. All my Fn functions are working except 2 : Fn+F2 : which allow screen mode change Fn+F10 : which allow airplane mode (disabling of wifi and bluetooth) ...
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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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Fn key is not working on 14.04

Fn key hasn't been working on Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad T400 for more than a year. So I can't used it for adjusting brightness, nor for using SysRq key, etc. Work-around for brightness exists, and ...
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Fn+F5,F6 keys to adjust brightness doesn't work

I have an Asus N56JK computer and I have tried many different options such as updating the Grub file in /etc/default/grub but to no avail. All other Function keys seems to be working but only function ...
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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 do I have to do to turn the function key off and it trigger it only when I ...
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ACPI special keys all have the same code

I've ran into the problem of my brightness keys (and everything but my volume keys) not working. I've been following this guide on how to fix them: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaptopSpecialKeys ...
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Can't turn on wifi on Toshiba Satellite C75D

I am new, so please bear with me. I have scoured the forums and tried lots of things, and nothing has worked so far. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Toshiba Satellite C75D a number of months ago, ...
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Screen brightness hotkeys for Toshiba Satellite L305, Ubuntus 14.04

Have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an old Toshiba Satellite L305 laptop. It's working nicely, except that the function hotkeys don't work. I would particularly like to get the two keys for screen ...
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Asus UX303LA fn brightness keys not working

I've searched everywhere for a solution. I've tried this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash pcie_aspm=force acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=" each variable on it's own and different ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut which initiates suspend

When I was running the Unity shell I was able to do Fn + F1 and get my machine to suspend, however now that I am running Gnome Shell, when I do this keyboard shortcut, absolutely nothing happens, so I ...
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Sony Vaio Fn Keys not working

I have installed xubuntu 14.04 on an old sony vaio (vgn fs35gp model) and none of the FN + F keys are functioning (volume ,brightness etc). Xev doesnt give any outputs when Fn key is pressed. ...
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Make f1-12 keys work as standard function keys on Macbook Pro 5,3

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. I'd like to have f1-12 work like f1-12 without holding fn, rather than volume and brightness. Does anyone know how to do this?
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14.04 on Asus GL552JX: Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 Brightness Problem

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my ASUS GL552JX. The one that always bugs me is the Fn+F# button functionality. This time, all Fn+F# button combinations work except for Fn+F5 (...
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Brighness control problem

I'm using 14.04LTS. The function keys that control brightness have been reversed such that when I press Fn + right arrow key, the brightness reduces and when I press Fn + left arrow key, the ...
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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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My laptop brightness doesnot be darker with function key

My laptop has intel hd graphics 4400, and it doesn't work well on ubuntu 14.04 , so I upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. It works fine, but i cannot change my brightness. The funny thing is that i can change ...
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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 ...