Studio 1458 w/Kubuntu 10.04: Orange CD/DVD keys don't work

Ward Poelmans wpoely86 at
Tue Aug 17 04:16:27 CDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 02:16, Jason Tiller <jason at> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Aug 2010, Ward Poelmans wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 10:04, Jason Tiller <jason at> wrote:
>>> <Fn+F1>: Panel/External Display switch
>>>    No action at all.  'xev' shows me this when I use it to monitor my
>>>    keyboard:
>> The key for Panel/External display just works automatically here.
> What should I expect?  Should I configure the Kubuntu display settings
> (System Settings->Displays) to enable both of them?

I think somewhere an xrandr --auto is executed when pressing the keys.
So you should see you other display jump on.

>>> <Fn+F2>: Wireless switch
>>>    Correctly turns off the wireless radio, but when I turn it back on,
>>>    I can never reconnect to my access point.
>> If the wireless key doesn't work, check your dmesg output.
> Not much luck there.  NetworkManager doesn't write much to the system
> log (although daemon.log is helpful).  It doesn't make a lot of sense
> to me.  My only solution so far has been to reload the iwl{agn,core}
> modules and then do it all by hand (iwconfig wlan0 essid..., etc.).
> After a reboot, NetworkManager is up fine.

Here, i see output from the iwl* modules. It's not networkmanager that
takes care of the switch, it's the module itself.

> You didn't mention the orange "Eject" key (where F13 would be).  Does
> that work for you, too?

That works also out of the box.


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