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[Bug 1549187] Re: dell_wmi: Unknown key e??? pressed


Gerald Quintana, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu

As per http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-
support/product/xps-15-9550-laptop/drivers?os=biosa an update to your
computer's buggy, insecure, and outdated BIOS is available (01.01.19).
If you update to this following
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BIOSUpdate does it change anything?

For more on BIOS updates and linux, please see

Please note your current BIOS is already in the Bug Description, so
posting this on the old BIOS would not be helpful.

Also, you don't have to create a new bug report.

Once the BIOS is updated, if the problem is still reproducible:
1) Please provide the output of the following terminal command (not perform an apport-collect):
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date
2) Please make a comment specifically advising on if there was an improvement or not.
3) Please mark this report Status Confirmed.

If it's not reproducible, please mark this as Invalid.

Thank you for your understanding.

** Tags added: bios-outdated-01.01.19

** Attachment removed: "lspci-vnvn.log"

** Attachment removed: "version.log"

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: High => Low

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

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  dell_wmi: Unknown key e??? pressed

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Some special keys are not handled on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily and Dell  XPS
  15 9550

  Feb 24 10:10:14 XPS15-GQA kernel: [ 4280.734355] dell_wmi: Unknown key 153 pressed
  Feb 24 10:10:16 XPS15-GQA kernel: [ 4282.893413] dell_wmi: Unknown key 152 pressed
  Feb 24 10:10:30 XPS15-GQA kernel: [ 4296.263752] dell_wmi: Unknown key 151 pressed

  - Fn+Esc -> key 151 -> Lock computer
  - Fn+F10 -> key 152 -> keyboard backlighting on/off 
  - Fn+Print Screen -> key 153 -> Wifi on/off
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  gquintana   1746 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  gquintana   1746 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: KDE
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=2e069a2b-037f-4058-89b1-6e221da4046d
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-01-31 (23 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS 15 9550
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-30-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=3ecb2c05-ad6c-4d9d-9356-48c6991f0226 ro quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0 vt.handoff=7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-30.35-generic 4.2.8-ckt3
   linux-restricted-modules-4.2.0-30-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-4.2.0-30-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.149.3
  Tags:  wily
  UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-30-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dip docker lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo users
  _MarkForUpload: True
  dmi.bios.date: 11/02/2015
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: 01.00.07
  dmi.board.name: 0X2P13
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.board.version: A00
  dmi.chassis.type: 9
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvr01.00.07:bd11/02/2015:svnDellInc.:pnXPS159550:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0X2P13:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct9:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: XPS 15 9550
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

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