external monitor defaults in 8.10

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Thu Nov 20 02:01:45 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:31:28PM +0000, Ian Lynch wrote:

> On my IBM R40e Fn F7 does nothing - in fact none of the function keys
> work at all! After a lot of messing around I have managed to get output
> to a data projector to work but the local screen is very dim and Power
> Manager Brightness Applet 2.24.0 has no effect and neither do the Fn
> Home or end buttons.

Turns out the R40e has an amusingly broken BIOS that results in the 
kernel listening for events in the wrong place. Should be fixed in the 
upstream kernel before too long.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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