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#1 2021-06-23 02:59:05

joachin
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Registered: 2021-06-18
Posts: 7  

Microphone key not working on XFCE

Hello, I have some problems trying to mute the microphone with the keyboard, the key doesn't work on XFCE; however, if I use other distro or DE the key works well. Any advice with this situation?

Thank you.

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#2 2021-06-23 20:38:38

zapper
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Registered: 2017-05-29
Posts: 311  

Re: Microphone key not working on XFCE

joachin wrote:

Hello, I have some problems trying to mute the microphone with the keyboard, the key doesn't work on XFCE; however, if I use other distro or DE the key works well. Any advice with this situation?

Thank you.

Hmm... I had this problem once, every time I poweroff my devuan system and power it back on, its enabled all over again.

On an unrelated note, I can't use the FN F4 key combination to make devuan go into suspend mode.  I may make a separate issue for that, although...

its odd I am on beowulf, a stable release and it does this... hmm

XFCE might be the problem for you, or it could be another mess that debian is allowing redhat to make.

hard to say...


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#3 2021-07-03 20:54:22

joachin
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Registered: 2021-06-18
Posts: 7  

Re: Microphone key not working on XFCE

Hello there,

I have been testing others DE and I have the same inconvenience on them. Also, the F4 seems that is not working alone, but if I press the Fn + F4, Devuan takes it like only one key. I made a shortcut to silence the microphone (I know that the key is working because it works on any other distro). So, I don't know what the problem is.

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#4 2021-07-22 00:45:59

g4570n
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Registered: 2017-12-29
Posts: 6  

Re: Microphone key not working on XFCE

@joachin I follow here the conversation that we started on the irc channel.

You said you have Devuan Chimaera (XFCE) installed on a laptop Lenovo IdeaPad 330s 15-ikb.

The acpi-support package appears to provide support for the function keys of various notebook models:

"[...]It is able to:
* Detect loss and gain of AC power, lid closure, and the press of a
number of specific buttons (on Asus, IBM, Lenovo, Panasonic, Sony
and Toshiba laptops).[...]"

If that doesn't work, maybe it's because the IdeaPads have different firmware than other ThinkPad models:

"The ThinkPad SL series and IdeaPad series have firmware that is completely different from other ThinkPad models. Neither tp_smapi nor thinkpad-acpi support these models."
https://thinkwiki.org/wiki/tp_smapi#SL_ … nd_IdeaPad

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