Using both unity and lxde, same iussue at all.
PS: I hate ubuntu, like much archlinux and debian, so will the only kernel solve the fn-keys bug on other distros?
I think that you should post in the debian/arch forums instead as they may be able to help you better than we can do...
First of all the fact that I hate ubuntu is only a personal idea, and since I'm using this distros right now I think that I could ask to someone that has better knowledge how to solve a (a this point common) iussue. If I need help to solve iussues/bugs when using arch/debian I'll ask to relative forums.
Anyway the N56 and the Zenbook Prime has a very similar behavior, only for this reason I posted here.
I personally use arch linux, but I wouldn't say I hate Ubuntu. Especially not in this forum!
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
find the line:
and add "acpi_osi="
make it look like this:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi="
close gedit and:
reboot and enjoy your FN Keys finally working!!
Tested on my N56VZ with ubuntu 12.10 and 3.7.0-7-generic kernel. Also I think that if you have an nvidia-optimus system you must also install bumblebee drivers.
Last edited by salvatore94; December 20th, 2012 at 02:31 PM.
Yes! that works on my N56VJ - Thanks.
Okay salvator94, so I tried your solution, and it does work. However, I lose the visual indicator bar window in Cinnamon which pops up when I adjust the brightness. Is it possible to have the best of both worlds, to so speak?
For instance, I still have the keyboard backlight brightness indicator bar window popping up with full functionality (can adjust brightness all the way down, all the way up for the keyboard backlight and do not lose the indicator window).
PS I also despise Ubuntu's desktop environment, though the support is good and the repositories are great. I think Unity was a huge, huge mistake, and I'm in the Linux Mint camp for good. According to distrowatch, I'm not alone!