Ubuntu – Getting function keys working on Samsung RV510 notebook

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I installed 10.10 on my Samsung RV510 notebook, but the function keys don't work. When I use them it seems as if they get locked on, and it becomes impossible to click things in the upper toolbar. Does anyone know of any drivers, or a way to get these to work? I do not want to go back to Windows.

Best Answer

there are two main problems, i had too and i fixed this way:

1) you have to force release of the keys (search internet) Pratically you have to add your exaxct pc model name to the file /lib/udev/rules.d/95-keyboard-force-release.rules

to take exact name of the pc run:

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name

Then add the model like this on the file:

ENV{DMI_VENDOR}=="[sS][aA][mM][sS][uU][nN][gG]*", ATTR{[dmi/id]product_name}=="*N128*|*N130*|*N140*|*N210*|*N220*|*SR70S/SR71S*|*YOURMODEL*", 
RUN+="keyboard-force-release.sh $devpath samsung-other"

2) Install voria's samsung-backlight module:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1673864

Hope is useful.

Andrea.