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Recently reformatted and put Peppermint 9 (respin 2) on my Asus 1005pe netbook with no major issues found so far.  Only the Fn keys for volume don't seem to be working, but I've already posted about that elsewhere.  Everything else seems to be running perfectly.  I've had Peppermint on this as a dual boot with Windoze 7 since Peppermint 6, but finally decided to scrap Win 7 and go strictly with Linux since the end of life is coming up soon for Windoze.  I did upgrade the memory to 2 Gig and the hard drive to a Samsung SSD 840 - probably too nice of a SSD for this little netbook, but it's pretty snappy and boots faster than my work desktop (Dell XPS 8700, i7-4770, with 1GB mechanical HD running Win 7).  It's about the only thing the netbook can do faster!


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I recently installed Peppermint 9 onto my aging Asus Eee PC 1005-PE netbook (1.6 Ghz Atom processor, 2GB Ram, Samsung 250GB SSD).  I have played with dual booting previous Peppermint distros and have enjoyed learning about Linux, however I finally re-formatted and got rid of Windoze 7 and just using Linux on this machine.  This is not my primary machine, just use it mostly to learn about Linux.

The problem I have run into is while attempting to set up a keyboard shortcut to change the volume.  I can assign F10 to mute/unmute, F12 to raise the volume, but I cannot assign F11 to lower the volume.  Every time I try, I get a "Invalid key" error.  I can set F9 to lower the volume just fine, but F11 refuses to be assigned as a keyboard shortcut.

The function key does work because I can use Alt-F11 to go to fullscreen mode.  The main reason I would like to use these particular function keys is because those are the keys that are the default hardware keys for changing volume and are marked as such on the keyboard.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


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