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

Chris Dos chris at chrisdos.com
Fri Dec 25 15:47:49 UTC 2009

Michael Meskes wrote:
> tag 527276 wontfix
> thanks
>> 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.
> Michael

Can a check be performed to see if X is running and if so pop up with a X app or an x-term to cycle the power
on the services?  Since most people who will be running a laptop will be running X.


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