08-02-2008 03:23 AM
08-03-2008 11:28 PM
Afterwards, the Hotkeys worked again.
08-06-2009 12:58 PM
Thanks, hakre, for posting what worked for you in the end. I can confirm that this sometimes works for me as well.
I'm wondering if anyone has been able to find any further information on ThinkVantage functional dependencies.
I'd like to have personal control over what software I run on my Thinkpad. I believe that it is poor design to require users to install all components regardless of which features they wish to use; however, in lack of a well-designed dependency paradigm, it would be nice to at least have documentation of the existing design so that problems like the one reported below (which I see reproduced on a very regular basis) can be avoided. Interestingly, the dependency problems seem to have started just following the TVSU fiasco, so perhaps that is a clue to what is happening here.
I don't expect a generic solution to fit everyone's needs, but one thing I've come to expect from the Thinkpad line is the ability to customize my experience to meet my needs. The current dependency set interferes with that very important Thinkpad feature: flexibiliity by design.
Anyone know if this documentation exists?
Thanks in advance.
08-06-2009 01:24 PM
08-06-2009 02:15 PM
Thanks, Herik, for this very informative and prompt reply. Very nice to come back to a high quality answer after only an hour or two. This is exactly what I was looking for. The breakdown of the hotkey driver components and system interface driver were especially useful.
02-05-2010 11:35 AM
If you are experiencing issues with the Hotkey utility under XP, be sure that the Windows Terminal Service is up and running. If its not, many Fn key combinations will fail to function. This dependency was to work around a bug with the XP WinLogon notification client
This may require a reboot after activation to take effect.