f9 problem, find armature bones panel

Doing rigging, in edit mode, I can’t get the armature bones panel with either f9 or fn f9. F9 gives me the volume widget… does nothing in blender. Holding down the fn key does not help…nothing happens.
How in hell do I find the armature bones panel? :spin::confused::confused::frowning:
I am using a dell inspiron laptop, ubuntu os.

Look in the properties window with an armature selected. Function keys are only for blender 2.4x

Thanks, Richard…
The page I was studying, http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Rigging/Armatures/Editing/Properties#Chain_Editing is indeed out of date despite the 2.6 label.