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Re: Laptop suggestions?



On Thu, 23 Oct 2008, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
 > Gary Kline <kline_(_at_)_thought_(_dot_)_org> writes:
 > > I've seen that Fn key, but don't know what it is for.  What? you press
 > > it, then follow with the integers [ 1, 2, 3 ... ]?   At any rate, maybe
 > > you can remap the key with ~/.xmodmaprc.
 > 
 > They're used to access keys which won't physically fit on a laptop
 > keyboard, such as the numeric keypad, NumLock, ScrollLock etc., and
 > (along with function keys) to control hardware-specific functions like
 > switching between internal and external display, turning bluetooth and
 > wlan on and off, adjusting the backlight brightness, etc.

Not to mention the wonderful thinklight ..

Re your original issue, can you get any mileage out of using acpi_ibm, 
devd and this post and/or the other one it references:

http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/htdig/freebsd-mobile/2006-August/008959.html 

Seems strange a 'naked' Fn key doing something while running, though 
pressing Fn alone (or lifting the lid) wakes my T23 from its slumber.

cheers, Ian
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