Function key worked, now it doesnt.

Good day all, so i just switched to Manjaro about 3 weeks ago (woo me) and I'm still very new to arch, and Linux in general.

So I have just started to get the hang of setting up my desktop how I like it, and in the process I think I botched up a setting and cant seem to fix it.

The function key works for screen brightness and it USED to work for the volume as well, how ever now when I hold FN key and try to adjust my volume it no longer works, but brightness still does. I looked in my short cuts and nothing has been changed.
How do i fix this???

Thanks a million!!!!

Start with
inxi -Fxxxza --no-host

and moved to the "newbie corner"

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  Kernel: 4.19.69-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.19-x86_64 
  root=UUID=fc692608-c1d7-488a-a681-5d3858ca0826 rw quiet 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.16.4 tk: Qt 5.13.0 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 
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Try newer kernel, 5.2 or 5.3.
But I am not sure about this will help, but help will come from other Forum-users :slight_smile: .

thanks alot i will deff upgrade, i dont knowarch to well, and i never know when the next newer kernal is avail!


I am on unstable so difference on your system.
Use Manjaro-Settings-Manager to change the kernel if you like.

Hold always two for security.

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