Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

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Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby manmohan » 18/02/2010, 8:01

Hi
I have recently bought Samsung N148 Netbook pc, wireless works fine but brightness keys do not work and all above keys also don't work. I installed the samsung scripts but it does not seem to work.
I don't know how to solve the problem

what additional info is needed that i can give

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Re: Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby voRia » 18/02/2010, 11:51

Please attach here the output of the following commands:

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lspci -nn

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sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name

PS: Thread moved to the 'linux' forum, as it's not an hardware problem.
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Re: Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby manmohan » 21/03/2010, 8:43

manmohan@thunderbird:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Pineview DMI Bridge [8086:a010]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Pineview Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011]
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Pineview Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Tigerpoint LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354]
manmohan@thunderbird:~$ sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name
[sudo] password for subi:
N148/N208


I surely do not know what it means and sorry for the delay

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Re: Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby voRia » 21/03/2010, 11:11

New packages on the repository. Changelogs:

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linux (2.6.31-20.59~ppa3~loms~karmic) karmic; urgency=low
  ...
  * Fix FN keys release on following samsung models:
    N120, N128, N130, N140, N148/N208, NB30,
    N150/N210/N220, N220, N310, N510, Q310, R518, X120.
  * Apply 'libata-ata_piix-clear-spurious-IRQ.patch' to fix the
    SATA freezing problem on Samsung N130/N140.
  * Apply 'linux-phc-0.3.2.patch'.

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udev (147~-6.2~ppa15~loms~karmic) karmic; urgency=low

  * Add support for Samsung N148/N208.

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samsung-backlight (2.6.31-20~ppa5~loms~karmic) karmic; urgency=low

  * Add support for Samsung N148/N208.
They will be available in a few hours. Install them, if backlight control is not available yet, try to add the option 'acpi_backlight=vendor' to your GRUB kernel command line (if you need instructions on how to do this, look at this post).
Let me know if any problem. ;)
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Re: Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby manmohan » 21/03/2010, 20:23

Hi
Thanks man everything worked out exactly said...

I did only the installation. But i want to ask if i should prevent system from upgrading kernel?

Also there is one flaw left, considering the gravity its minor but my wireless lan light is still not going off when wireless gets disabled. This was just for info, it doesn't bother me.

anyways thanks a ton for making my day...

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Re: Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby voRia » 22/03/2010, 0:07

manmohan wrote:I did only the installation. But i want to ask if i should prevent system from upgrading kernel?
I think this is not a good idea. If new kernels are released, there is a reason. ;)
Anyway, you can block any package from being updated using the graphical package manager. Select the package you want, then go to 'Package'->'Lock Version'.
manmohan wrote:Also there is one flaw left, considering the gravity its minor but my wireless lan light is still not going off when wireless gets disabled. This was just for info, it doesn't bother me.
Assuming you are using 'samsung-scripts', by default wireless is disabled by using the 'iwconfig' command line utility. This works good on NC10, where radio is turned off when setting transmit power to 0, but it might not work with other models.
Try to edit the file '/etc/default/samsung-scripts', and change 'WIRELESS_TOGGLE_METHOD' to 1, and 'WIRELESS_MODULE' to "ath9k" (the driver used by your wireless card).
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Re: Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby manmohan » 25/03/2010, 14:17

i did the edit and am trying this option without restart, light is still not going off.

leave it i don't want a fix for it ... guess nothing is perfect...

thanks a ton

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Re: Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby voRia » 25/03/2010, 18:02

Well, I don't know if the ath9k module has support for rfkill (ie, a way to physically turn off the wireless radio). If it lacks this support, there is no way to turn completely off the wireless card by using the current 'samsung-scripts' package.

Anyway, with lucid I will release a new package in its place, 'samsung-tools', which among other things, has support for the new 'easy-slow-down-manager' interface, providing a better and more general way to turn off the wireless card (it should work independently of the wireless card model in use).
If you want to try it on karmic, you can follow the instructions in this thread.
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Re: Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby theultimatejhagdu » 12/06/2010, 19:02

voRia wrote:New packages on the repository. Changelogs:

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linux (2.6.31-20.59~ppa3~loms~karmic) karmic; urgency=low
  ...
  * Fix FN keys release on following samsung models:
    N120, N128, N130, N140, N148/N208, NB30,
    N150/N210/N220, N220, N310, N510, Q310, R518, X120.
  * Apply 'libata-ata_piix-clear-spurious-IRQ.patch' to fix the
    SATA freezing problem on Samsung N130/N140.
  * Apply 'linux-phc-0.3.2.patch'.

Code: Select all

udev (147~-6.2~ppa15~loms~karmic) karmic; urgency=low

  * Add support for Samsung N148/N208.

Code: Select all

samsung-backlight (2.6.31-20~ppa5~loms~karmic) karmic; urgency=low

  * Add support for Samsung N148/N208.
They will be available in a few hours. Install them, if backlight control is not available yet, try to add the option 'acpi_backlight=vendor' to your GRUB kernel command line (if you need instructions on how to do this, look at this post).
Let me know if any problem. ;)



will some be telling me the graphical way to do this as i can not understand this >:(
and if there is no graphical way please let me know with the help of screenshots... :'(
thanxxxxx in advance..
because i know you will help me fo sure

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Re: Samsung N148 Fn+(F2, F3, F5, F7, F8, F9) keys don't work

Postby voRia » 17/06/2010, 14:41

Actually, there is not much to understand... just open a terminal and follow the instructions in this post step by step:
viewtopic.php?p=3097#p3097
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