(please tell me if this is posted under the wrong forum topic.)
I have an eMachines E727 laptop. I upgrated from Mint 10 to Mint 14 today and everything has been working really smoothly. Yet I found the problem when I tried using Banshee Music Player. The function key +F9 to play or pause my music no longer worked. I tried other functions, like stop, skip forward, skip backward and none of it works. The other functions work fine - mute, volume, brightness - but not the ones that I use most commonly when listening to my music.
I looked under Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts to check if the function key was enabled and yes, it is enabled to work with play/pause, stop, skip, etc. However it doesn't work in Banshee.
So I installed Rhythmbox as I used it in Mint 10 and never had a problem with the function key. Yet it doesn't work with the function key either. Is this a common problem? Is it something easy to fix or am I stuck using it like this?