Subject: Re: 1.5beta + TP310E
To: Port-i386 <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/26/2000 13:49:21
On Sat, Nov 04, 2000 at 04:15:21PM +0200, Jukka Marin wrote:
> Just built and installed the 1.5beta kernel on my ThinkPad 310E.  Still
> the same problem (PR<something>): When I try to adjust contrast using
> Fn + Fkey, the system freezes.  The same happens if I close the lid.
> I have no idea of how to debug this.  Under 1.4.x, this all works just
> fine.  Under 1.5, same freezes with or without APM support in kernel.

New data points:

NetBSD 1.5 Beta 2: freezes

NetBSD-current (001124): freezes

OpenBSD 2.7: Fn + function_key does nothing (no freeze, no display brightness

Even if I disable APM completely in NetBSD (-current) and see no apm.o file
in the kernel build directory, Fn _still_ freezes the machine.  So, I don't
think trying different versions of apm.c would help.

Can _anyone_ tell me _how_ the Fn key stuff on IBM laptops works (or is
supposed to work)?