Buttons that are supposed to work…

Okay. In playing with this laptop some more, I'm trying to fix the suspend and hibernate keyboard buttons. Suspend is activated using Fn+F4 and hibernate Fn+F12. Or at least that's what they are meant to do.

I'm getting the following in my dmesg:

Suspend:
atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x97 on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e017 <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x97 on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e017 <keycode>' to make it known.

Hibernate:
atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x98 on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e018 <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x98 on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e018 <keycode>' to make it known.

Now, I know I could hack up something involving rc.local and setkeycodes but what's the real way to fix this so it works out of the box for people? This is on Fedora Core Rawhide. Either post a comment or email me at richard_at_hughsie_dot_com please.

Thanks.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management.

Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard’s outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

One thought on “Buttons that are supposed to work…”

  1. Funny enough, I am getting similar messages trying to turn WiFi radio on on my laptop – there is a button for it. I have to boot into MSWin in order to enable WiFi (for some reason WiFi is disabled when laptops dies because of end-of-battery).

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