Ever since I have installed Ubuntu 11.04, the thing bothering me the most is that I am not able to use all special shortcut keys of the keyboard. The few keys working are Fn + Left/Right for volume control and the Fn + F2 for blank screen. However, there are few more important keys which aren't working. For example the brightness controlling keys (Fn + Up/Down), the wireless control key (Fn + F5), the TouchPad enable/disable key (Fn + F6). Initially I tried to find a solution to activate all those shortcut keys, but nothing helped me on this. Now, when I have started blogging or coding, I find that while the TouchPad is enabled it iz difficult to write. So, finally this morning I started to search for a solution to disable the Touchpad and finally I got a solid solution to the problem. complete article

Posted by Suman Kundu

Founder of TheUnspokenWords.net.

He is a Software Engineer pursuing research work leading to PhD degree in Indian Statistical Institute. Apart from research his hobby includes writting (articles and blogs), photography, gardening and reading.

on August 07, 2011