LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software > Linux - Kernel
User Name
Password
Linux - Kernel This forum is for all discussion relating to the Linux kernel.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-11-2010, 10:29 AM   #16
JokeDude
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

Indymaynard, just a thought though, if you can see the device, does it show up using lspci or lsusb? If so then the problem is different to what we are experiencing on this thread.
 
Old 05-13-2010, 10:58 PM   #17
Indymaynard
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 37
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: 15
Interesting. 2.6.32-22 worked for me. It allows me to use all of the fn+ buttons on the keyboard. MY BLUETOOTH EVEN WORKS!! It's really cool to be able to control the computer locking and unlocking with your phone. Did 32-22 fix you guys? The only major thing left on my machine is the fingerprint strip, but I bet it's already been solved. I'll search for that in the future.

Last edited by Indymaynard; 05-13-2010 at 11:00 PM.
 
Old 05-14-2010, 01:30 PM   #18
fooka
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Distribution: debian, ubuntu, & fedora
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
hey indymaynard,

would it be possible for you to attach or paste a file in your /boot folder to this thread?

the file is probably called /boot/config-2.6.32-22

or something like that.

Alternatively, there might be a file called /proc/.config.gz or /proc/config.gz that would do as well..

I'm basically looking for the specific kernel options used to build the kernel you're running. This file contains those options, so it would be supremely helpful.

thanks,
-m
 
Old 05-14-2010, 03:27 PM   #19
Indymaynard
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 37
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: 15
/boot/config-2.6.32-22-generic

Okay. /boot/config-2.6.32-22:

I hope it helps. I love having the full functionality.
Attached Files
File Type: txt config-2.6.32-22-generic.txt (107.8 KB, 7 views)
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-19-2010, 11:40 AM   #20
JokeDude
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
As of 2010/05/19, Fedora 12 does not have a 2.6.34 kernel available from the various update repositories, so I have compiled one from source tarball available at kernel.org.

IT WORKS!!!! All the fn-keys work as required 8-)

So it looks like what ever regression existed in the previous kernels have been fixed.
 
Old 05-19-2010, 05:02 PM   #21
fooka
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Distribution: debian, ubuntu, & fedora
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
great news!!

can you post your /boot/config-2.6.34-whatever too?

thanks,
-m
 
Old 05-20-2010, 02:51 PM   #22
JokeDude
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Here it is, but I did not make any major changes to it except for compiling in a few of the newer options as modules that don't exist under the older kernel.

If you are trying to narrow down the option that fixes the fn-key problem, I'd be interested in knowing what it is.

Regards
Attached Files
File Type: txt config-2.6.34.txt (109.6 KB, 4 views)
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-21-2010, 08:04 AM   #23
JokeDude
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Indymaynard View Post
Interesting. 2.6.32-22 worked for me. It allows me to use all of the fn+ buttons on the keyboard. MY BLUETOOTH EVEN WORKS!! It's really cool to be able to control the computer locking and unlocking with your phone. Did 32-22 fix you guys? The only major thing left on my machine is the fingerprint strip, but I bet it's already been solved. I'll search for that in the future.
Hi Indymaynard, did you manage to resolve your fingerprint strip issue?

I tried the fingerprint-gui stuff and that works, so it looks like the hardware is working, but the stuff that is released as standard with Fedora 12 is not working with the UPEK fingerprint reader. I think I might just open a new thread for that if I don't find one that is already open. (I'd like to use the gdm integrated software instead of hacking PAM and all the other changes that need to be made.)
 
Old 05-21-2010, 09:41 PM   #24
Indymaynard
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 37
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: 15
I haven't even messed with it. I've been a little busy, but I had seen that drivers for the UPEK strip were available right from the UPEK website. http://www.upek.com/ Maybe the software doesn't recognize this driver? Maybe no one has really worked on this one? I don't know. All I know for sure is that I can happily report not booting into Windows for more than a week. I'm considering seeing if WINE can run Fallout 3 and then never having to run Windows again. It would be convenient.
 
Old 05-22-2010, 12:23 AM   #25
JokeDude
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Indymaynard View Post
I haven't even messed with it. I've been a little busy, but I had seen that drivers for the UPEK strip were available right from the UPEK website. http://www.upek.com/ Maybe the software doesn't recognize this driver? Maybe no one has really worked on this one? I don't know. All I know for sure is that I can happily report not booting into Windows for more than a week. I'm considering seeing if WINE can run Fallout 3 and then never having to run Windows again. It would be convenient.
I found the UPEK drivers are installed and working, but gdm, su, sudo etc. don't seem to recognise it once a finger print has been recorded against the user account. Perhaps the problem is not with those apps, but with PAM?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 12:44 AM   #26
fooka
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Distribution: debian, ubuntu, & fedora
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
this indeed works in 2.6.34. and it seems like it was a deeper problem than just fn-f1[012].

along with the fix for those keys, it seems suspending on lid actions is also back in business..

whatever was fixed was bigger than it seemed to me. Yay, but i'm kinda curious as what it was to begin with.

as for the UPEK fingerprint scanner. This is indeed a separate problem. You will find it being tackled elsewhere in the community.

(e.g. http://swiss.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9164088)

the symptoms in this thread do indeed seem to be functionally solved for the topic's problems. Even though the root cause never was determined.

oh well, better working than not.. til it breaks again!

-m
 
  


Reply

Tags
bios, bison, bluetooth, configuration, fail, kernel, keyboard, notebook, usb, wifi, wireless


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anaconda problem in F10 -> F12 reinstall alaimacerc Fedora - Installation 1 01-15-2010 03:45 PM
[SOLVED] Function keys (F2--F12) stop working after a while (Desktop PC, Debian Lenny, P6) mike11 Linux - Desktop 2 05-07-2009 08:19 PM
F10 Upgrade GUI not working fuoms Linux - Software 1 04-20-2009 07:31 AM
Keys stop working on old hp Pavilion laptop rabbiTT Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 07-24-2005 10:54 PM
touchpad stop working after kernel upgrade novice26 Slackware 3 04-11-2005 04:40 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:58 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration