I have bought a new MSI PS63 Modern 8RD laptop. It is a 15" laptop with a compact keyboard.

The problem here is that I can't find a way to get my function keys to work.

I have the brightness and volume keys on the arrows and they are working properly, but the other function keys which are placed on the F's are not working. I.e Fn+F10 triggers airplane mode, but it does not seem to work!!

Hardware & software specifications:

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    Enter BIOS and check if there is any option to modify Fn keys behaviour. (My BIOS does have one.)
    – Quasímodo
    Dec 30, 2019 at 0:04
  • @Quasímodo the Fn is indeed working, as I mentioned with the brightness and volume, but it does not work with the other keys which are places on the F's
    – AhmedIsam
    Dec 30, 2019 at 0:31
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    Please run xev and provide the output of the F10 and of the Fn+F10 keys.
    – Quasímodo
    Dec 30, 2019 at 0:33
  • @Quasímodo output for F10: KeyRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x3000001, root 0x1b0, subw 0x0, time 1192345, (161,-21), root:(258,137), state 0x0, keycode 76 (keysym 0xffc7, F10), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent returns: False output for Fn+F10: No ouput (not detected)
    – AhmedIsam
    Dec 30, 2019 at 0:36
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    Switch to a TTY (Ctrl-Alt-F1, Ctrl-Alt-F2, ..., Ctrl-Alt-F6, whichever works), authenticate, run showkey, repeat the test for F10 and Fn+F10. Then come back to X session with Ctrl-Alt-F1 (or maybe Ctrl-Alt-F7) and provide the output.
    – Quasímodo
    Dec 30, 2019 at 0:41

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Kernel above 5.0 could manage your function keys.

You could also try acpi_osi=Linux acpi_osi=! acpi_osi="Windows 2009" in older kernel

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