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

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Aug 16 11:59:10 UTC 2013

On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:25:41 +0200, Matthias Petermann wrote:
> Hi Adrian,
> Zitat von Adrian Chadd <adrian at>:
> > Hi!
> >
> > 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.
> Thanks for your response. The fact it happens also in KDE appears  
> interesting... so the root cause might exist in a component on top of  
> pure X which is shared by Gnome and KDE.

I have tested a Lenovo R61i running Xfce, and I don't experience
the strange behaviour desribed. However, using the "xev" event
tester, the keycode for the Fn key is being displayed as 227,
and the KeyPress event is held (!) until the key is released,
which means KeyPress and KeyRelease happen immediately after
each other.

Because my IBM T60p is still in the ICU, I can't test this, but
I would assume to get a similar result.

> Hopefully some time suspend/resume will also work on the newer Lenovo  
> models (I would be curious if the wakeup problem is Intel/KMS only or  
> if also the NVidia models e.g. T430 NVS are affected).

It would also be nice if "as much as possible" would work on
the older models (including the "docking stations"), because
Thinkpads seem to live much longer (and therefore will probably
many more years in productive use), compared to their crappy
"competitors" on the laptop market. :-)

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