Earlier I posted a hack to get the Linux kernel to send synthetic key release events for the Fn-keys on a Samsung Q320. But I forgot about actually submitting the patch to the kernel developers until today. However, it looks like this hack will be unnecessary as of 2.6.32:
On Sep 19, 2009, at 12:20 AM, Nick Gasson
> This adds a workaround for the missing fn-key release
> events on Samsung Q320 and similar laptops.
> Tested extensively on my own laptop.
> Signed-off-by: Nick Gasson
Thank you very much for your patch, hovewer I will not be accepting any more patches for the force release quirk in the kernel. 2.6.32 will have ‘force_release’ sysfs attribute allowing to apply the quirk from userspace.
Which is good, because either way I won’t have to use a custom kernel. I wonder how long this will take to propagate to Debian though…
i’m the owner of a Samsung Q320 7350. I have XP and Ubuntu installed on.
Everytime I reboot from XP to Ubuntu, or from Ubuntu to XP, my system reboots twice.
Do you have the same problem ?
November 5, 2009 @ 8:15 pm
I don’t have this problem, but I only have Linux installed.
Maybe the issue is with the bootloader (GRUB?) or the BIOS. The Ubuntu forums would probably be the best place to get help.
November 5, 2009 @ 10:58 pm
Thanks for your answer.
I have already posted on Ubuntu forum. I think the issue is with the BIOS.
November 6, 2009 @ 12:12 pm