Laptop Fn key causes X (Gnome 2) to sleep immediately
matthias at d2ux.org
Sat Aug 17 00:10:46 UTC 2013
a short update on this. I just found out: at least in Gnome 2 the
behavior can be prevented by using the gconf-settings tool, changing the
value of the key "/apps/gnome-power-manager/buttons/suspend" from
"suspend" to "nothing". Seems like some ubuntu users had the same issue
as I found the workaround there.
Am 16.08.2013 08:44, schrieb Adrian Chadd:
> 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 d2ux.org
> <mailto:matthias at d2ux.org>> wrote:
> I have a Lenovo X121e running Current with X and the Gnome
> desktop. Beside other issues 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,
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