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July 18th, 2011, 11:16 AM
Hello there,
I have an ASUS G73 and Natty 11.04. Ever since I installed it, the "fn" key on the left doesn't seem to work, just as don't work all the combinations with it.
I have there is an easy workaround I haven't found yet,
thank you for any advice.

July 19th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Can you be more specific? What keys are not working? Some? None? There may be something that can be done for certain keys.

July 22nd, 2011, 03:04 AM
can it work under windows?

July 22nd, 2011, 08:48 PM
If you have your original windows flavor or some windows to go on it then yes all your keys should work.

July 23rd, 2011, 01:53 PM
i have the same problem, too. NONE of the function keys combined with 'fn' key is working.
In concrete terms i would like to disable the touchpad. Someone knows a workaround? Thanks for your help


July 24th, 2011, 10:11 AM
as for my asus x73s, the touchpad is recognized as PS/2 Logitech Mouse (id=13):

testalucida@ubuntu:~$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse® 1.00 id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ ASUS USB2.0 WebCam id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
...so I entered

testalucida@ubuntu:~$ xinput set-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 0

that makes the touchpad stop working.
Perhaps one could do that within a boot script.

Once deactivated, you have to reboot to activate it anew.

July 28th, 2011, 09:03 AM
i am usingnest asus K43U, the "fn" button that works is: zz, wi-fi, brighnest, screen off
the "fn" button that doesn't work is: split display, off touchpad, volume

please give me advise to fix it.

August 12th, 2011, 07:13 PM
same problem here. asus k43sv. touchpad isnt recognized correctly and fn key doesnt work proper.

August 13th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Jupiter will help with touchpad, super engine, etc.


Should help. Good luck.

PS: install the ppa for updates!