Laptop Fn key causes X (Gnome 2) to sleep immediately

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Fri Aug 16 06:44:14 UTC 2013


I'm glad someone else is seeing this!

I have the same behaviour with KDE4 on my T60 and T400. If I go to run
amiwm (because hey, Workbench is awesome!) it doesn't happen.

.. and bah, I wish the resume worked for you. It works fine for me on T42i,
T60, T400.


On 15 August 2013 23:32, Matthias Petermann <matthias at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a Lenovo X121e running Current with X and the Gnome desktop. Beside
> other issues[1] there is a strange behavior of Gnome-Desktop (and GDM too).
> When I press "Fn" without any additional key, the device immediately goes
> to sleep. As the X121e cannot resume properly from sleep, this forces me to
> reboot.
> This problem appears to be only exist when using Gnome / GDM.
> Pure X with TWM doesn't have this issue.
> I already tried to re-map the Fn key (I found in some mailing this might
> have the keycode 150) to a "less dangerous" key:
> $ xmodmap -e "keycode 150 = Delete"
> this brought no change.
> Has anyone an idea if Gnome re-maps the keys in some way or how I can
> disable this? At the moment this is the only blocker to use this Laptop for
> daily work, as I tend to accidently touch the Fn key more often than I want
> to reboot ;-)
> Thanks in advance & kind regards,
> Matthias
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