Mailing List Archived Message #36

From: "Carl Gehr" <> Full Headers
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Subject: Fn+Fxx Keys: General view of missing function
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 17:16:35 -0400 (EDT)
To: "TPad T60/T61 Issues w/eCS MailList" <>

I asked the following question on the Lenovo Forum:

>Lenovo Support Document Title:
>How to use the function (Fn) keys on the keyboard -
>ThinkPad R60, R60e, R61, T60, T60p, T61, Z61e, Z61m, Z61t
>Document id:  MIGR-62714
>Last modified:  2007-06-10
>Conflicting Statements:
>First, it says:
>"The following table shows what each function key (Fn) key on
>your keyboard is for and how to use them.
>    * The Fn key works independently from the operating system."
>But, then later, near the bottom:
>For:  Fn + F9
>  It says:
>    "Note: This function is supported only in
>           Windows 2000 and Windows XP."
>So, which is it????  "...independent of OS..."
>                or:  "...only in Windows..."
>[Just for the record, I don't use any flavor of Winxxx.]

ONE response that came back, because I did not mention OS/2-eCS was:

>...does that mean you use Linux?  If so, this should answer all
>your questions:

It appears from my very quick look at this page that most of the
functions are actually controlled by ACPI.

Would it be appropriate to file a ticket indicated that these keys do
not function?  The page does not appear to be model related, except for
some keys that are only applicable to specific models.


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