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Keyboard not working correctly for some reason.

Postby shrektheprouddad on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:11 am

Hi Mint Gurus,

I recently installed Linux Mint 14 in my Asus K46CA. It is great all in all except for some minor problems.

1. Using fn + f5 (decrease brightness) or fn + f6 (increase brightness) are not working.
2. System tray time is not updating.

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Re: Keyboard not working correctly for some reason.

Postby bigj231 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:38 am

You might need to go into your keyboard settings and try resetting the brightness adjustment hotkeys.
You never mentioned what DE you're using, so I can't help you on the clock.
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly for some reason.

Postby shrektheprouddad on Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:58 pm

bigj231 wrote:You might need to go into your keyboard settings and try resetting the brightness adjustment hotkeys.
You never mentioned what DE you're using, so I can't help you on the clock.


Thank you for your response.

I'm using Cinnamon as DE.
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly for some reason.

Postby bigj231 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:08 pm

Not updating meaning stuck at a certain time, or not updating as in not connecting to a NTP server and synchronizing? You might want to check that your hardware clock is working properly. Do a quick google search on that. I believe the command is just hwclock.
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly for some reason.

Postby shrektheprouddad on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:13 am

Yes it is stuck in the time when I booted it until I shutdown.

In the system tray the time is "9:04 PM" while using "sudo hwclock" is "Mon 01 Apr 2013 09:09:29 PM PHT -0.235099 seconds".

Any idea?
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Re: Keyboard not working correctly for some reason.

Postby russellz on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:40 am

shrektheprouddad wrote:1. Using fn + f5 (decrease brightness) or fn + f6 (increase brightness) are not working.

In a terminal try typing
Code: Select all
xmodmap -pk | grep XF86Mon

That should tell you what key codes are expected to control the brightness.
Then try
Code: Select all
xev
and type the keys for brightness. That will give you the keycode it poduces. They should match!

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