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Old 08-29-2003, 06:20 PM   #1
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Unhappy Using Sony VAIO function keys on Mandrake 9.1

Hello People,

Okay, I am running Mandrake 9.1 on a Sony VAIO PCG-FX340 laptop, and I wanted to know if there is a way to use the automatic function keys (change brightness, volume, toggle lcd / external vga, and toggle lcd external s video). If not, where can these be found? (may sound stupid but I can't find anywhere to change the brigthness on the kde apps and controls). Also, the kde laptop utility does not seem to see my battery?

Please help!
Old 09-05-2003, 03:00 PM   #2
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for the batt. it sounds like acpi isnt enabled. this is normally not a big deal to correct if you search here for acpi youll find a wealth of info.
for the function keys.... try googling for an app that someone has written for these keys to work. i know my hp's special keys were able to work thru such an app.


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