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Mon Mar 21 21:14:43 UTC 2011

apps, it seems as if Fn-F1 to Fn-F9 do not generate any key events at
all under gnome with my laptop.  Disabling acpid did not cause any
different response.  The problem seems to lie elsewhere maybe? Any
suggestions where to start?  Kernel/hal/other??


On Tue, 2011-04-05 at 18:51 -0400, Ted Felix wrote:
> On 4/5/2011 12:41 AM, Hannes Calitz wrote:
>  > It seems the only problem is
>  > detecting the hotkeys on F1 to F9. Maybe then not an acpi problem but
>  > rather a hal or xorg problem?
>    Usually, this is a kernel driver issue.  It's easy to eliminate acpid 
> as the cause simply by running a window manager that disables acpid, but 
> handles the hotkeys.  If you are running GNOME, then acpid is not involved.
>    To check and see whether the kernel is sending any events at all, use 
> the kacpimon utility.  The man page for kacpimon explains how to use 
> it.  And I believe Debian installs kacpimon along with acpid.  (Correct 
> me if wrong, Michael.)
> Ted.

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