[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#558656: Bug#558656: acpid: Setting brightness causes continuously pressed and released key (seen on xev)

Michael Meskes meskes at debian.org
Tue Dec 1 17:33:48 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 06:32:00PM +0100, Michele wrote:
> After last update, setting brightness with fn+up and fn+down causes keycode
> 232 and 233 being continuously pressed and released (seen with xev), making
> system quite unusable.

Are you sure its 232 and 233? KEY_BRIGHTNESSDOWN should be 224 and
KEY_BRIGHTNESSUP 225. Anyway, what happens if you remove
/etc/acpi/events/asus-brightness-down and /etc/acpi/events/asus-brightness-up
or alternativly change /etc/acpi/asus-brn-down.sh to just 'exit 0' instead of
calling acpi_fakekey? This should stop the keypresses, but does your system
still correct brightness? Well it should if it did before, but let's find out.

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