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Linux: Fn-keys not working - Thinkpad E14 AMD Gen 2

2020-07-15, 21:37 PM

Dear all,

 

recently I bought a nice lenovo thinkpad E14 (with AMD). Installation of Manjaro MATE went pretty flawless and everything is running pretty smoothly.
However the fn keys are not working as expected:

working:

 

  • fn + space is controling keyboard backlight
  • fn + Esc is enabling FnLock, although the status LED is not enabled/disabled
     

not working

  • all fn keys from F1 to F12 have no effect
     

When trying to edit a shortcut (e.g. volume up) in MATE keyboard shortcuts it is immediately set to "Wake up" when pressing the fn key (it is handled as an usual button).

I would really appreciate when owners of an E14 could let me know when they solved the issue or any other general help.

Thanks in advance!

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01-13-2019

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Re:Linux: Fn-keys not working - Thinkpad E14 AMD Gen 2

2020-08-11, 12:41 PM

 

 

the same with my E15 AMD Gen 2. :-(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re:Linux: Fn-keys not working - Thinkpad E14 AMD Gen 2

2020-08-13, 7:47 AM
I wrote this at 8-12-2020
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Re:Linux: Fn-keys not working - Thinkpad E14 AMD Gen 2

2020-08-26, 16:44 PM

The media (XF86) keys don't work after booting in the OS, however when you suspend the device and wake it up, they'll start working.

I don't know what's causing the issue, nor how does the suspend+wake method works, but it works regardless of WM/DE and/or Wayland/Xorg.

The other issue with linux on this laptop is missing fingerprint reader driver, the request for it to be included in fprintd is here: gitlab issue

 

OS: Arch Linux

WM: XMonad

DE: Gnome

Kernel version: 5.8.3-arch1-1

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