<Fn><F2> and <Fn><Fn><F3> without effect

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Thu May 15 02:19:29 UTC 2014

On 05/14/2014 08:59 PM, farinet at arcor.de wrote:
> John Hupp:
>> The file to edit is ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml.  That covers
>> per-user settings.  I don't know of a way to solve it globally for all
>> users.
>> The most comprehensive single resource I know about for dealing with
>> special keys is https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultimediaKeys
> Thanks for the pointer. The article on help.ubuntu, for me and for sure
> it's my fault (too less knowledge), it's a mess. It's really
> complicated. I tried to follow, but already at the first two steps it
> did not work: Pressing the <Fn>keys in the console results in nothing,
> but the keys are there, as i'm told by xev. <Fn><F3> and <Fn><F2> even
> open the popup window with the brightness bar - but
> increasing/decreasing results in no effect.
> For <Fn><F6> thru <Fn><F8> (volume control) nothing happens at all. But
> that might be due to the misteries of pulse audio (?)
What kind of computer is this that you are using?  I am using an iBook
and the keys work out of the box for me.  Do you have any special
configurations you have made?  Also, did you choose the correct keyboard
I have also noticed xev doesn't make sense of the Fn Key.... 


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