05-09-2011 06:50 AM - edited 06-02-2011 09:59 AM
I'm very used to the standard keyboard layout, where the ctrl key is on the very left. Therefore I enabled the Swap Fn/Ctrl key option in the BIOS of my Lenovo Edge 11 AMD (2545A12, Bios 1.08).
Unfortunately this has the effect, that a very specific key combination is no longer working: Ctrl+Alt+Up
Ctrl-Alt-Down/Left/Right keep working as ususal. The problem does not happen with disabled key swap option.
This clearly seems to be a bug to me. Any hints on how to receive a fix?
Thanks & Regards
05-11-2011 07:34 PM
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05-30-2011 11:07 PM
I've moved the thread to here for you.
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06-02-2011 10:03 AM
I doubt this is a software/Linux problem. Same effect here under Fedora 15/Gnome: There this key combination is the essential as the desktop is only vertically oriented.
Can anybody try to assign this key combination in Windows, enable Fn/Ctrl swap and report if he shares the problem there?
03-10-2012 04:49 AM - edited 03-10-2012 04:56 AM
Same problem on Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E320
Updated Bios to latest: 1.16/1.15 - 15 Dec 2011 (8nuj08uc.iso)
xev is not reporting any key when pressing combo Ctrl+Alt+Up, therefore I also doubt it's an Linux issue.
This is very annoying since the lenovo bios generally does not seem to work stable - makes no good impression on me
See also (open since 2011-04-13): https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/760148
04-05-2012 02:07 PM
Update: Latest BIOS still DOES NOT SOLVE the issue.
Release date: 01. Apr. 2012
Shortcut [cntrl]+[alt]+[up/down] does not work as expected where [cntrl]+[alt]+[left/right] works fine.
08-31-2012 07:39 AM
I can confirm that this is not a Linux specific issue. I get the same behaviour in windows. The key kombination Ctrl+Alt+Up does not work properly (Ctrl+Alt+Down/Left/Right works for me). I also swapped LCtrl with Fn via the BIOS. There is again a newer version for the BIOS (1.18/1.16), but its change log does not say, that this issue was resolved. However, I did not try it, since I do not expect any change from it.
A way to still use this key combination is as follows:
At step 3 (intead of step 2) it recognizes the key combination correctly. I know it is not very nice, because usually you use these key combos with step 3 and 4 swapped, but better than nothing.
And again: Exactly the same situation in windows. So could someone move it back to the right topic, please?
11-19-2012 01:05 PM
Will this issue be fixed one day? Same thing on an x121e, last bios... It is quite a shame nothing is done in order to address this bug...