0

I've paired an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 with my Dell E7470 running elementaryOS Loki and the secondary function keys don't work. Strangely, when connected over USB they work perfectly fine (though it needs a few remappings). I've re-paired several times and even manually using bluetoothctl.

Holding down the fn key makes no difference. I've also verified by running xev in terminal that I can't get the special keys events to trigger, they always register as the F{number} keys.

I'm curious if there's something that I'm missing, like a driver perhaps, or could it be just incompatible?

sudo evtest results on the /dev/input/eventX for the keyboard over USB:

Input driver version is 1.0.1
Input device ID: bus 0x3 vendor 0x5ac product 0x267 version 0x110
Input device name: "Apple Inc. Magic Keyboard"
....
Event code 204 (KEY_DASHBOARD)
Event code 208 (KEY_FASTFORWARD)
Event code 224 (KEY_BRIGHTNESSDOWN)
Event code 225 (KEY_BRIGHTNESSUP)
Event code 227 (KEY_SWITCHVIDEOMODE)
Event code 228 (KEY_KBDILLUMTOGGLE)
Event code 229 (KEY_KBDILLUMDOWN)
Event code 230 (KEY_KBDILLUMUP)
Event code 240 (KEY_UNKNOWN)
Event code 464 (KEY_FN)

And the keyboard over Bluetooth with the above event codes no where to be found:

Input driver version is 1.0.1
Input device ID: bus 0x5 vendor 0x4c product 0x267 version 0x66
Input device name: "Magic Keyboard"
0

I got this working over Bluetooth by building the latest Kernel after applying this patch, https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99881#c41

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.