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James T
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« on: November 23, 2010, 23:58:56 PM »

Has anybody here tried to get the hotkeys for a System76 Laptop working on Pardus (specifically the Pangolin P5, but I think they are mostly quite similar)? Using the live image for 2011 (64bit) most seem to work -- in particular the behaviour of the video selector (Fn F7) is better than under *buntu, but there are 3 that don't seem to work:

Fn F1 -- enable/disable touchpad -- without this the system is pretty much unusable certainly for typing any amount of text.
Fn F11 -- toggle wireless -- important as there are times when I don't have access to a Cat5.
Fn F4 -- sleep -- less important (I don't think I've ever actually used it).

If anyone has done any or all of these I'd like to know what to do, otherwise I'll try the Ubuntu forums and report back any useful information.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 20:40:22 PM »

Turns out that the touvchpad is toggled by Ctrl-Alt-T on Pardus, not sure how it overrides the FN-F1 as that is (according to the folks at Sytem76) a hardware switch that should work on any OS [even DOS].

The wireless is still a bit of a mystery. One test I'd like to try is to see if it needs rfkill which is not on the live image. Does anyone know if the following scheme would work?
  • Download the pisi package for rfkill to a USB stick
  • Boot from the live image
  • Mount the USB stick with the rfkill package
  • Go to a root console and run "pisi it /media/mpt/rfkill.pisi" (or wherever the stick is mounted).
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 13:38:33 PM »

Does anyone know if the following scheme would work?
Try in a normal console (wihout first downloading the package rfkill):
Code:
sudo pisi it http://packages.pardus.org.tr/pardus-2009/rfkill-0.3-1-1.pisi
and password for root = pardus (for the live version).
And you will get an answer for your question.... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 22:11:41 PM »

Try in a normal console (wihout first downloading the package rfkill):
Code:
sudo pisi it http://packages.pardus.org.tr/pardus-2009/rfkill-0.3-1-1.pisi
For 2011: the path is http://packages.pardus.org.tr/pardus/2011/stable/x86_64/... (or i686 for 32 bit).

Turns out that there are 2 problems:
1) The package database isn't correctly set up on the live media and
2) /usr is read-only

[I'm wondering if there is a regression in the kernel rfkill in 2.6.36, there were some comments to that effect in one of the Arch forums. I'd be surprised if the Pardus devs go to 2.6.37 before the release after nearly getting burned by a late kernel update last time round.]
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 22:21:47 PM »

I think I've now got enough evidence that the wireless issue is a Pardus bug, since it works as it should with another 2.6.36 based live CD (Chakra) that also has the kerrnel rfkill as a module.

Now reported as: http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=15552
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