XF86WLAN key should enable/disable Wifi

Bug #385646 reported by Sweeney1975 on 2009-06-10
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This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
NetworkManager
New
Wishlist
network-manager (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: yelp

on the new Samsung N110 netbook I have noticed that some of the function keys do not work.
Function key + f9 should disable wireless
Function key + f5 should turn backlight on and off
Function key + f8 should change processor speeds

The other function keys seem to work fine. I have tried all the fixes that I can find (mainly for a similar model netbook ie Samsung NC10) but they do not seem to apply or work.

The keystroke captured for the wireless using xev is XF86WLAN.

I am using Ubuntu 9.04 stable.
and i believe that the wireless is using the ath5k module.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
Package: yelp 2.25.1-0ubuntu5
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: yelp
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

Sweeney1975 (sweeney1975) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

that's not a yelp issue, the bug needs to be reassigned.

affects: yelp (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
tags: added: needs-reassignment
Boardinary (saxman924) wrote :

Also experiencing the same thing on my n110.

votez (votez-hotbox) wrote :

same problem on my n110

Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please execute the following command, as it will automatically gather debugging information, in a terminal:

apport-collect 385646

This will help us to find and resolve the problem. Bear in mind that you may need to install the python-launchpadlib package from the universe repository. Additionally, when prompted to give apport-collect permissions for Launchpad you will need to give it at least the ability to "Change Non-Private" data as it will be adding information to your bug report. Thanks in advance!

affects: ubuntu → udev (Ubuntu)
Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: jaunty
removed: needs-reassignment

Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
MachineType: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. N140
Package: udev 147~-6.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.31-17-generic root=UUID=09af9a9a-44fb-48e3-80c4-0d9513849a0d ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=ca_ES.UTF-8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1745): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1745): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1783): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:1777): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (firefox-bin:2032): GLib-WARNING **: g_set_prgname() called multiple times
dmi.bios.date: 08/18/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
dmi.bios.version: 01CU.M002.20090818.CYH
dmi.board.name: N140
dmi.board.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
dmi.board.version: Not Applicable
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvr01CU.M002.20090818.CYH:bd08/18/2009:svnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:pnN140:pvrNotApplicable:rvnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:rnN140:rvrNotApplicable:cvnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: N140
dmi.product.version: Not Applicable
dmi.sys.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
tags: added: apport-collected
Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)

> Function key + f9 should disable wireless

The keybinding seems to be okay (XF86WLAN), but network-manager does not react to this. Therefore I am reassigning this to network-manager.

> Function key + f5 should turn backlight on and off
> Function key + f8 should change processor speeds

We do not currently support those. Can you please check with xev if you get sensible key names for those? If not, please file a new bug against udev; if so, please file a bug against gnome-power-manager for the backlight issue. I don't know where to file the "change processor speed" bug; there is an applet for it, but it's not enabled by default.

affects: udev (Ubuntu) → network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
assignee: Martin Pitt (pitti) → nobody
summary: - Samsung N110 netbook. Disable wireless card function + f9 key does not
- work
+ XF86WLAN key should enable/disable Wifi
papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

This bug is probably a dupplicate of bug 296489

Ilya Konyakhin (ilyakon) wrote :

Confirm this bug on my dell mini 12. Fn+F2 out the "xf86wlan" command, but network-manager does not anyhow react.

stegy (stegy) wrote :

Confirm this bug on my Toshiba Sattelite R630 13J, Fn+F8 out the "XF86WLAN" command, but network-manager does not anyhow react.

Spyros Blanas (cid-e) wrote :

Same for Asus Eee PC 1016p: Fn+F2 sends XF86WLAN, but nothing happens.

Alberto Jovito (thedemon007) wrote :

It might help to get the code you the key https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTesting/Keycodes

papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

@Alberto: The key codes for Samsung NC10 are in bug Bug 296489. I think that this bug is more general; eg when the user assign the XF86WLAN to a specific key from shortcut settings.

papukaija (papukaija) on 2011-09-06
tags: added: kernel-hotkey
tags: removed: kernel-hotkey
papukaija (papukaija) on 2011-10-30
tags: added: oneiric
papukaija (papukaija) on 2012-04-29
tags: added: lucid natty precise
removed: jaunty
Thomas Hood (jdthood) on 2012-10-30
affects: network-manager-applet (Ubuntu) → network-manager (Ubuntu)
papukaija (papukaija) on 2013-04-11
tags: added: quantal raring
removed: natty
Christoph Junghans (junghans) wrote :

As a workaround one can create a script like:
<https://github.com/dwlocks/scripts-tools-config/blob/master/etc/rfkill-toggle>
and bind it to XF86WLAN.

Changed in network-manager:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
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