Will laptop Fn keys work in F18 actual if not working on 'Live USB'?
I've been bouncing around distros a bit lately on my Lenovo ThinkPad T530, dual-boot with Win7. Almost all the Fn keys (such as Fn+F3 for 'lock screen', Fn+F4 for 'sleep', Fn+F5 to disable wireless radios, Fn+F6 to activate the webcam, Fn+F8/F9 for screen brightness) work as is, 'straight out of the box' with no fiddling in Ubuntu 13.04 - though oddly not in Xubuntu 13.04? Most of them work in openSUSE 12.3; less than half work in Mint 15, and so on. I recently booted a live USB of Fedora 18, and basically *none* of these Fn+Fx key combinations worked... which has me seriously questioning whether its worth the effort to even bother try installing on this particular hardware platform... is the 'Live DVD' (or USB) generally a good indicator of whether a particular function or hardware item will work with the distro in question?