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I'm running openSUSE on HP Pavilion dm4. I have a bunch of action keys (volume up/down, brightness, wifi etc.) on my function keys. For using standard Fx keys I have to hold Fn key.

The problem is that I more often use F1 to F12 than those actions.

How can I accomplish reverse this functionality? Holding Fn key for triggering actions — and have normal functionality of function keys.

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Reboot, spam ESC key to enter BIOS, disable "Action Keys Mode" in the "System Configuration" section. Don't forget to save your settings!

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Thanks! It works. It makes sense to have that option in bios... – sivic Aug 9 '11 at 4:44

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