Fn function reversed

I am not sure if I have this in the correct category.

The problem is that the function of the fn key is reversed to what it is supposed to be. Being on a laptop I prefer the F keys to default to the secondary function, such as increase volume, lower brightness and such.
The method of controlling this function of the fn key is in bios. I was just checking and the setting there is correct. I am not sure when or how this setting changed because I don’t use these features of the laptop every day. I however remember that this worked as it supposed to do about 3 weeks ago.

Because it is not the setting in bios, I have no idea where I could change this back to my preferred method.

  Kernel: 6.1.9-arch1-2 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: GNOME v: 43.2
    Distro: EndeavourOS
  Type: Laptop System: SLIMBOOK product: PROX-AMD5 v: Standard
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: SLIMBOOK model: SLIMBOOK v: Standard serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: N.1.06GRU06 date: 05/25/2022
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 30.9 Wh (35.0%) condition: 88.2/91.6 Wh (96.2%)
    volts: 11.2 min: 11.6
  Info: 8-core model: AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with Radeon Graphics bits: 64
    type: MT MCP cache: L2: 4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1726 min/max: 1400/4370 cores: 1: 1982 2: 2167 3: 1929
    4: 1531 5: 1929 6: 1400 7: 1400 8: 1463 9: 3629 10: 1400 11: 1400 12: 1400
    13: 1397 14: 1800 15: 1400 16: 1400
  Device-1: AMD Lucienne driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  Device-2: Chicony HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  Display: wayland server: X.Org v: 22.1.7 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.7
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: gpu: amdgpu resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.4 renderer: AMD Radeon Graphics (renoir LLVM
    15.0.7 DRM 3.49 6.1.9-arch1-2)
  Device-1: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor driver: N/A
  Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.9-arch1-2 running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.65 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    driver: r8169
  IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: b0:25:aa:4e:4c:5b
  Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 14:85:7f:0a:6e:73
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 state: up address: see --recommends
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 86.81 GiB (18.6%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Crucial model: CT500P2SSD8 size: 465.76 GiB
  ID-1: / size: 464.78 GiB used: 86.73 GiB (18.7%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /home size: 464.78 GiB used: 86.73 GiB (18.7%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-3: /var/log size: 464.78 GiB used: 86.73 GiB (18.7%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  Alert: No swap data was found.
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 43.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 360 Uptime: 8m Memory: 15.01 GiB used: 3.75 GiB (25.0%)

Try reversing the setting in the BIOS. GNOME could be inverting it, or using its own setting (probably on purpose)

Try using a different DE and see if it works there.

Also, not to make this a DE war, but the fact that the GNOME devs even thought about removing network settings from the DE makes it unusable. I don’t care if an extension can bring them back, the fact that a core functionality is missing from the normal DE is very bad.

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I’ll try this and report back

This is something I personally have never used, so not so important to me. But I am aware that this could be a deal breaker to others.

GNOME is reversing the function of FN keys for me.
Just didn’t think of this. Thank you.

But still blaming Gnome :wink:
No offence.

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