Hello Manjaro community,
I’m experiencing an issue with my Manjaro KDE laptop where the XF86RFKILL button is activating automatically and causing disruptions to my wireless services, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This continuous activation and deactivation of wireless services are quite disturbing.
Initially, I suspected it might be due to a problem with my laptop’s keyboard because I had a similar issue with other keys like the volume button and page down button. To address this, I disabled the laptop’s keyboard using the
xinput --disable command and started using an external USB keyboard. Surprisingly, this resolved the issues with the other keys, but the XF86RFKILL problem persists.
I’ve also tried running the command
xmodmap -e 'keycode 255=' in an attempt to address the issue, but it hasn’t solved the problem.
For reference, I’m using an HP250G7 laptop.
Could you please provide guidance on how to troubleshoot and resolve this XF86RFKILL key issue? I appreciate any help or suggestions you can provide.
Please post the output of
If memory serves, this may go through another interface. So you may be disabling the wrong one.
Are you using wayland?
This is the output of
xinput after running the command
xinput --disable 13 :
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SEM USB Keyboard Consumer Control id=9 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ USB OPTICAL MOUSE id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ SEM USB Keyboard id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ SEM USB Keyboard System Control id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ HP TrueVision HD Camera: HP Tru id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ HP WMI hotkeys id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Wireless hotkeys id=16 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ SEM USB Keyboard Consumer Control id=17 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
Note that my laptop’s keyboard is currently unresponsive.
Sorry, I don’t know much about ‘Wayland’. After searching on internet, I found
echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE command will show if I’m using it or not, and its output is
x11. So I believe I’m not using Wayland.
These look like they might have something to do with that key, you could try disabling them one at a time. I’d start with the wireless.
Thank you so much.
I have disabled the
Wireless hotkeys and waited for more than 24 hours, it did not happen again.
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