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  1. #31
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    Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    Man thanks for this hack....I have needed it for some time but couldn't figure out what to do. Any idea on when 2.6.21 will be coming out?
    Last edited by mjpoetic; May 3rd, 2007 at 12:24 AM.
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  2. #32
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    Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    No problem

    I have no idea at all, but there was some talk going on last week about backporting it to feisty.

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    Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    This hack works.

    A few day ago I try and try and try several methods that I found in google (this included) One morning I try FN key+F5 and the keys worked!!!! And the volume keys too. A Miracle!!!! I dont know what I did. I was very happy and my Lap works fine many days

    Sad Story: I tried to install the fingerprint usplash And my new ubuntu (and fn keys) its gone...(Kernel Panic not syncing. No init found) I kill my system!

    I'll try again, I'll Follow my own steps to recovery fn keys. If I can get my keys back, I try to resume step by step.
    But the fn keys works in festy. I swear.

    pd Zhukov: Your hack works but is very ugly hehe... Im just kidding.

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    Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    I know its ugly lol

    Well, then I belive we can help each other. The issue is only loading the sony_acpi module, that should enable the fnkeys, so, when I do a ls /proc/acpi/sony/ I would get brightness brightness_default fnkeys, instead of just brightness brightness_default.

    Maybe you found some "patched" code somewhere or did some thing regarding this module that enabled its loading.

    Try to figure what you did

  5. #35
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    Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    Hey! I did it again. My FN key is working again in feisty!!!


    I worked in my lap for several hours, Im very tired now but at least it works
    , I take notes for every step that I did, I install and uninstall fsfn, install vaio-stat, unninstall FN keys install again, and then fnkey appears in proc.
    The keys works

    A snapshot of fnkey in action:



    I think i did an "homer".

    If I can do it again from a fresh ubuntu, i try to write a mini-guide
    Last edited by ARGONIQ; May 6th, 2007 at 10:58 AM.

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    Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    Hey!

    This is the Key for FN keys in Feisty. I try 3 times and it works on each one.

    http://ubuntufs.wordpress.com/2007/0...torial-part-1/

    Regards!

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    Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    I echo the above link. Trip and I got it working under feisty by manually copying the module.

    Schwieb

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    Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    Quote Originally Posted by ARGONIQ View Post
    Hey!

    This is the Key for FN keys in Feisty. I try 3 times and it works on each one.

    http://ubuntufs.wordpress.com/2007/0...torial-part-1/

    Regards!
    Glad to know you found it useful Argoniq. It must work ok if you've managed to do it 3 times lol.

    Cheers once again for the fix schwieb. I've had that tutorial almost finished for over a month & it's a relief to be able to finally get it finished

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    Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    Man I have been trying to get this most recent tutorial to work for me with no success. I get as far as the
    Code:
    ls /proc/acpi/sony
    and no fnkey appears alongside
    Code:
    brightness  brightness_default
    EDIT:
    Okay it worked out after all. I had to undo some of the things I tried a while ago (e.g., had to remove the
    sony_acpi.ko that I had before the tutorial).
    Last edited by mjpoetic; May 9th, 2007 at 07:19 AM. Reason: Figured it out....
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    Lightbulb Re: Fn keys Sony Vaio

    Quote Originally Posted by newen View Post
    I understand your point.

    I did believe the same. I thought Vaio support was ok, but it isn't for newer models. I own a FE31M, which is gorgeous, but acpi support really sucks. gnome-power-manager isn't even able to change the brightness.

    By the way, I though gnome-power-manager had frequecy scaling support (so that we don't have to use the CPUfreq applet with SUID) as frecuency scaling is supported by HAL. Does Anyone know if this is working?
    This may be off topic or a late reply but here goes as a first post...

    To fix gnome-power-manager to change brightness you need to change the hal scripts:
    hal-system-lcd-get-brightness
    hal-system-lcd-set-brightness

    They were located in the following locations on my fresh feisty install:
    /usr/lib/hal/scripts/linux/hal-system-lcd-get-brightness-linux
    /usr/lib/hal/scripts/linux/hal-system-lcd-set-brightness-linux
    /usr/lib/hal/scripts/hal-system-lcd-get-brightness
    /usr/lib/hal/scripts/hal-system-lcd-set-brightness

    You can use 'locate' in a console to find where the files are located on your machine.

    Change:
    #!/bin/sh

    to:
    #!/bin/bash

    Jacob

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