[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#527276: Bug#527276: acpi-support: Change Cycling of Wireless Devices

Michael Meskes meskes at debian.org
Fri Dec 25 13:22:49 UTC 2009

tag 527276 wontfix

> The current method of cycling through the wireless power settings is
> very annoying.  If I'm actually on the network, and I need to turn on my
> bluetooth, it will most likely turn off the wireless in order to cycle
> the power on.  This script is really an addition to the
> /etc/acpi/ibm-wireless.sh script.  I feel that if X is running, that an
> option should be given for which wireless setting you want to change.
> I've tested this on a Thinkpad W500, but I don't see why it wouldn't
> work for just about any Thinkpad.

While I agree that the current solution is way less than optimal I don't think
spawning an xterm is the solution either. One of if not *the* for the existance
of acpi-support  is that the keys should be reacted on even if no graphical
session is running or else we could defer almost all of the hassle to the GUI.

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