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Questions about using the function keys in Ubuntu.

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How do I get the Lenovo “Fn Lock” light to work under Ubuntu?

I have a Lenovo E595 running Ubuntu 20.04. The "Fn Lock" feature on the keyboard works in terms of how it modifies presses of the F1-F12 keys, but the little light on the Esc key doesn't show the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Function Keys not working

I own a casper f600 model laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 installed. But the fn sleep mode/k, fn sound mute, fn sound up, fn sound down ... not working can you help? Thanks.
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touchpad stops working after use of FN-keys (asus F550D)

I'm trying out Ubuntu studio (live version) on an Asus F550D. Most of the things work fine but when I use the hotkeys to change the volume or the brightness, my touchpad stops working. The fn+F9 ...
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Using function keys without Fn key on Lenovo G770

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo G770. My Fn key Isn't working. Is there a way to use the function keys without it?
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Problem with FnLock indicator LED

I have an E495 thinkpad and I have installed ubuntu 18.04LTS on it. As the title states the FnLock key LED does not work, the caps lock and mute indicator LEDs work fine. The FnLock function also ...
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Fn+search broken on Dell Inspiron

When i press FN+SEARCH on my laptop (FN+F9) the KDE dekstop freaks out (opens the run menu (ktunner), same as ALT+F2, closes it and opens it several times VERY fast), after that the META or SUPER key ...
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My laptop (details below) does not have use of the FN control keys and does not sleep - how could I debug/fix this

I purchased a new laptop recently (Lenovo Yoga S740, i5 1035G4, Iris Plus Graphics, AX201 Wifi) and tried to install Ubuntu 19.10 onto it. However, I noticed that it doesn't appear to have any FN ...
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Function keys not working

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 ...
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Many Function Keys not working on Asus Zenook UM433D

I am trying to install Linux Ubuntu 19.10 on an Asus Zenbook UM433D. This is basicallz an UX434, as far as I understand, just a little taken down on minor things. There were many more problems than I ...
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How can I toggle function lock on boot?

I want to toggle my function lock when I boot. I know the function lock can be toggled using Fn + Esc By default, my function lock is disabled on startup. So I have to manually toggle every time I ...
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The touchpad of Asus tuf fx504 is not function properly on ubuntu 18.04 kernel 5.0.0-29-generic

Here the problem. 1. Clicking on touchpad only results in left-click even I click on the right side still produce the same as left-click 2. Hot ket to turn on/off touchpad is not working I found ...
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How to disable Fn key on Acer Aspire (Ubuntu 18)

It seems like my Fn key is toggled on by default and I can't turn it off. For example, I can't press Alt+F4 to close a window; I have to press Fn+Alt+F4. This is annoying. I've tried to turn it off ...
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Shortcut function misbehaving?

I have a Asus laptop with Ubuntu 16.04, It has a function shortcut (fn+f7) which I used to turn off the display. I connected it to an external display via HDMI, removed the cable, shut it down. but ...
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touch-pad / F21 / F22 interference

I am trying to utilise F21 and F22 for custom keys but they are bringing up a disable and enable touch-pad "icon" in the middle of the screen (much like volume up and down and other miscellaneous ...
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Is there a way to reconfigure function keys on Ubuntu 19.04?

I installed Ubuntu 19.04 on HP ProBook 450 G6 and noticed my function keys for increasing/decreasing brightness both act as toggling microphone, the rest works fine (and everything works fine on Win ...
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Keyboard backlight help with Samsung s51 on Ubuntu 19.04

Installed Ubuntu 19.04 on my Samsung s51 notebook in dual boot UEFI mode, most works out fine even the most essential fn keys like volume and brightness. Problem is the keyboard backlight won't work: ...
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Gigabyte Aero 15x Ubuntu 18.04 Some Fn keys not working

I have an Aero 15x v8 where I installed ubuntu 18.04. I'm facing a problem using some Fn keys like changing brightness or disabling Wifi but some other Fn keys work like changing volume. I tried ...
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How to fix Thinkpad FnLock LED behavior?

On my A485 running 18.04, I noticed that when I press Fn+Esc, it correctly sets the alternate function key behavior but the FnLock indicator LED on the Esc key doesn't turn on. How can I set the ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 Asus GL504GV fn keys (screen and kb backlight) not working

My main problem is that rgb keyboard lighting all day on, as there is no way to turn it off. I tried to change the settings on windows, but keyboard tunrs on after rebooting. I tryed almost ...
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Function key to disable touchpad (18.04)

I previously used Fn+F9 to disable/enable my touchpad for when I used an external mouse (when using Ubuntu 16.04). After upgrading to 18.04 I've found that when I hit that combination I get a graphic ...
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fn key combinations not working

I installed Ubuntu 18.10 on my HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 and can't get all fn-combinations to work. What works: Volume up/down, Mute, Airplane mode What not works: Brightness up/down, Microphone mute ...
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How to catch function keys (F3, F4…) value in a variable into a script shell?

I'm searching for a way to catch the value of function keys in a variable, when a user push the function key. I have tried with dd command but only the letters or numbers keys are trapped: dd command ...
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Brightness and volume keys don't work when logged out

The flight mode key and enable/disable touch-pad keys work on the other hand. The lock screen key for some reason makes a character appear in the password entry box. Also, the volume settings appear ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop 17 7000 - brightness function keys Fn-F11 and Fn-F12 not working

The function keys to control the screen brightness - Fn-F11 & Fn-F12 - are not working. Xubuntu 18.10. Dell Inspiron 17 7000 (7786) laptop I have tried updating the boot parameters in /etc/...
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F10, F11 ,F12 key now allowed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

I was just doing coding and needed to see the source code of my web-page, as I pressed F12 key, It didn't work and shown me the now allowed sign as given in below image. Then I tried other keys, I ...
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How to restore function key F3-F5 functionality in Gnome under Wayland on 18.04?

Recently (in December 2018), function keys F3, F4 and F5 broke for a specific keyboard in Gnome on Wayland on Ubuntu 18.04 such that pressing the keys does not result in the function key being passed ...
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Fn keys for volume and brightness don't work on Lenovo Thinkpad e460 running Ubuntu 18.04

On my Lenovo Thinkpad e460, Fn keys don´t work. I tried to enable/disable in the BIOS but it didn't help. When I was using fedora with GNOME 3 on this device it worked perfectly. I don't know how ...
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Sleep button not following dconf settings — Ubuntu 18.04

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on my Asus ROG GL752VW, and I want my sleep button to hibernate my computer. This computer has always been difficult for Ubuntu and Fedora. First, I enabled hibernate and ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad e540 function key disables after loading the system

ENV: Lenovo e540 with Ubuntu 18.04. While on BIOS or pre loading of the Ubuntu, the function key is lit up and seems to be working. However once Ubuntu load, even before logging in, the function key ...
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Brightness adjustment Fn keys stopped working in 18.04

I realize there are potential duplicates of my question. However, I have scoured different pages and nothing solved my problem. I have recently done a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 (had the previous ...
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HP f010dx fn keys not working ubuntu 16.04

I recently installed ubuntu 16.04 lts in my HP f010dx. Works fine except for the fn keys. I looked for drivers in driver manager but all I get is intel chip microcode How do I enable them?
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FN buttons on Ubuntu 17.04

I have installed Ubuntu 17.04 on Acer v3-571G and I want to bring back my FN function buttons functionality like Volume Up and Volume Down, also Brightness controlling functions. I have tried so more ...
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“Fn” key + Keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

I don't know how to disable the Fn key and in the process messed up my keyboard shortcuts, I am mainly looking for a way to return them to default. I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I use a Microsoft All-In-...
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What is the exact function of F4 key in ubuntu?

what is the function of F4 in Ubuntu? What I have observed is it changes my screen resolution. is there a way to change this setting?
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Install other distro kernal in ubuntu

I have latest asus FX553VD laptop, it came with ENDLESS OS. Endless os perform very well with my laptop...like battery and all function keys working very good. Now, I am regular user of UBUNTU. my ...
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FN key permanently activated although deactivated in the BIOS

My Fn key is permanently activated/pressed, although it is deactivated in the BIOS. In Ubuntu pressing the FN+ESC keys doesn't do anything. Numlock is deactivated in the BIOS, so it can't interfere ...
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Help to roll back, restore, or undo function key maybe!

Mouse cursor has turned to a big X and I have no sidebars! like its full screened! only have desktop icons! can't do anything! No top, left, or bottom sidebars that I had before! I moved the computer ...
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Fn Media keys slow/delayed on ubuntu gnome 17.04

I just installed Ubuntu 17.04 on my Asus ROG GL752VW laptop and I decided to install gnome-shell and then install ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After some use, I noticed a delay when using Fn + F5or F6 as ...
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f8 and f9 brightness key not working for eluktronics/clevo 16.04

Current state of my /etc/default/grub from other solutions is: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_backlight=vendor" and still nothing ...
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16.04 Function key Brightnesson ASUS X550J

I am using ASUS X550J. All my fn functions are working fine(volume, touchpad,...) except brightness control(fn+f5/f6). How can I fix this?
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Possible to switch Fn-status of only F2 and F11 function keys?

On an HP Spectre x360, the F-keys are by default in the "Fn"-state, where they do fairly handy things like turn up/down volume or brightness. But F11-for-fullscreen and F2-for-renaming are really ...
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Fn + F1..12 key combinations don't work after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.10

I'm having a strange problem after upgrading my ASUS 1215N from Ubuntu 16.04 to 16.10 (Unity 7). Basically only Fn + F1..F6 combinations worked properly, all Fn + F7..F12 didn't even showed up in ...
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Airplane mode key function (fn+f2) not working and airplane mode light lit

I did a fresh install of ubuntu 16.04.1 on an asus x556uak laptop. I noticed then that the airplane mode key function (fn+f2) doesn't work at all, and also that the airplane mode led is lit all the ...
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Function Keys Do Not work (Brightness & Sound) Ubuntu 16.04

Installed Ubuntu 16.04 on ASUS laptop, everything worked except fn keys. Cannot mute/increase/decrease volume (f10, f11, f12) or increase/decrease screen brightness (f5, f6). In troubleshooting I ...
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Disabling multimedia keys (brightness adjustment and airplane mode) in hp laptops

I am looking for a way to disable multimedia keys (that coexist with function keys) in hp laptops using terminal commands, such that it is compatible with a script mentioned in the question how can i ...
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Function keys not work or have delay

I am using Ubuntu 16.10 and all my function keys are not working or have 2min delay except volume keys. Also, I am using Thinkpad 11e. I checked online and it looks like a kernel problem. Here is ...
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Function Keys dont work in Openbox

The problem Trying to create a desktop environment with openbox the function keys dont work. Besides in Unity they work well. What I've tried Initially I thought remapping them would solve it, but ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04: Shortcuts and function keys stop working after a while - why is that?

I switched from Windows to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 a little while ago and noticed that frequently, at some point during a session my OS keyboard shortcuts (like CTRL+ALT+T to open up the Terminal, or ...
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How to adjust brightness in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04.1?

Previously I used brightness fix but it is not working in this version.My laptop model is Acer Aspire 5740 and graphic card is of Intel
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How to disable function keys

I want to create a live version of Ubuntu where the user does not have access to function keys, meaning that they do not produce any effect when pressed. How can this be automated from booting?