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[Bug 338328] Re: Acer Aspire 5920G - some Fn keys not working


Alkis Georgopoulos, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't
been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an
issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development
release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in
the development release from a Terminal
(Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather
and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

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

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

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  Acer Aspire 5920G - some Fn keys not working

Status in “hal-info” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: hal-info

  Continuing from bugs #327707 and #281951.
  Reporting the keys that do not work correctly with the latest patch (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hal-info/+bug/327707/comments/15).

  Martin thanks for your interest in solving this.

  Please replace
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e04e:brightnessup</append> <!-- Fn+Right Brightness Up -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e06f:brightnessdown</append> <!-- Fn+Left Brightness Down -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e04e:reserved</append> <!-- Brightness up -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e06f:reserved</append> <!-- Brightness down -->
  because the brightness is already changed in the hardware - so sending the keystrokes is changing the brightness again, reducing the available brighness levels from 10 to only 5.
  Another sideeffect of this is that while watching an e.g. youtube movie, the brightness keys cancel fullscreen (but not if they're declared as "reserved").

  Please add
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e00a:media</append> <!-- TV button -->

  Also, with the new .fdi, my browser key send an "XF86HomePage" which didn't start the browser. So please add
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e032:www</append> <!-- WWW button -->
  which does start the browser (with the default gnome shortcuts).

  I don't have these keys, but I don't mind if they're declared because they don't collide with any of my keys:
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e054:bluetooth</append> <!-- Bluetooth (toggle) off-to-on -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e057:bluetooth</append> <!-- Bluetooth (toggle) on-to-off -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e058:bluetooth</append> <!-- Bluetooth (toggle) off-to-on -->
  (ok, removed with last patch)        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e059:brightnessup</append> <!-- Fn+Right Brightness Up -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e06e:brightnessup</append> <!-- Fn+Right Brightness Up -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e071:f22</append> <!-- Fn+F7 Touchpad toggle (off-to-on) -->
  (ok, removed with last patch)        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e072:f22</append> <!-- Fn+F7 Touchpad toggle (on-to-off) -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e073:prog2</append> <!-- "P2" programmable button -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e075:presentation</append> <!-- Minimise all Windows -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e078:fn</append> <!-- Fn key -->
          <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e079:f23</append> <!-- Launch NTI shadow -->

  Kind regards,
  Alkis Georgopoulos
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
  Architecture: i386
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  alkisg     1270 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   alkisg     1270 F...m pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf3500000 irq 22'
     Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC1200'
     Components	: 'HDA:10ec0888,10250121,00100101 HDA:14f12c06,10250121,00100000'
     Controls      : 24
     Simple ctrls  : 14
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100202)
  MachineType: Acer, inc. Aspire 5920G
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-16-generic-pae root=UUID=ef8419f4-e069-4ec3-af61-70bc1fc78bb4 ro quiet splash
   PATH=(custom, user)
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-16.25-generic-pae
  Regression: No
  RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.32
  Reproducible: Yes
  Tags: lucid needs-upstream-testing
  TestedUpstream: No
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-16-generic-pae i686
  UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip fax floppy fuse lpadmin netdev plugdev sambashare sudo tape vboxusers video
  dmi.bios.date: 01/29/2008
  dmi.bios.vendor: Acer
  dmi.bios.version: v1.3808
  dmi.board.name: Chapala
  dmi.board.vendor: Acer, Inc.
  dmi.board.version: Not Applicable
  dmi.chassis.type: 1
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer, Inc.
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAcer:bvrv1.3808:bd01/29/2008:svnAcer,inc.:pnAspire5920G:pvrNotApplicable:rvnAcer,Inc.:rnChapala:rvrNotApplicable:cvnAcer,Inc.:ct1:cvrN/A:
  dmi.product.name: Aspire 5920G
  dmi.product.version: Not Applicable
  dmi.sys.vendor: Acer, inc.

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