On the 4xx series (I do not have X1) you can lock
the function keys. The choice is to have the
default (volume control, brightness, etc) when
you hit a function key. But, you can change this
behavior by pressing the Fn key and the esc
key. A little green LED comes on (position is
either the esc or the Fn, depending on the
model) and then the default is to send the
Fn key codes, so it's a single key to press.
That setting is permanent until you undo
it with the same keystroke sequence.
I like that, but it was hell figuring it out.
This is in your manual, so worth a read...
From: Linux-Thinkpad [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Gijs Hillenius
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 3:08 AM
To: linux-thinkpad <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [ltp] buy X1
On 20 Jun 2017, Uwe Brauer wrote:
> I have the opportunity to buy a thinkpad X1 (not sure which generation
> but for sure not the one with the awful keyboard layout). Any things I
> should consider concerning the hardware compatibility with linux, such
> as the graphic card? Anybody has installed Ubuntu on this machine
I got the 2017 model, which runs Debian unstable. As far as I can tell,
everything works out of the box. Very happy with it.
No complaints about the keyboard. And it has a proper row of F1-F12 keys
(which dual-function in combination with the Fn key).
There are tree keys that I don't know what they're supposed to do: the
F9 "Flower", the F12 five-pointed star and there is a key with a
swinging scissor/PrSc key.