Since I start usin pclinuxos I had problems with the Fn keys. Specifically, while using them for increase / decrease volume always went ok, I never manged to adjust brightness , with the Fn keys
As far as read on the internet this is still a common problem that linux has with laptops (not to mention especially with suspension and hybernation..) anyway I know that it seems to be a metter of kernel. (dedicated module(s) are required to get that working)
How may I resolve? I'd like to avoid thinkerin with kernel, since I'm a very newbie user...
Anyaway I found a couple of things tha may be useful:toshiba linux utilities
andFnFX - Toshiba ACPI Daemon for Linux
(the latter is still a beta, though not updated since 2004
moreover the lionks there seems to be broken)
anyway both should enable the fn keys workin, for the bightness setting
I don't know, I have to ask for the in the package request settings? Or maybe, a more canonical solution, the next pclinuxos kernel version will come with a module preloaded in the new kernel shipped with the upcoming relase?
My personal opinion: it would be great if 'd exist an universal module capable of enabling the operation of such keys, for all laptops, a passepartout kinda.
Only solution I discovered so far was using the program xbacklight, but I'd like to have those keys working, like another distro..
Please, answer and infos needed.
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