[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#521280: Non-functional bluetooth button without CONFIG_ACPI_PROC_EVENT

Bjørn Mork bjorn at mork.no
Thu Mar 26 12:46:24 UTC 2009

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad on which the kernel driver thinkpad_acpi is
supporting special keys like Fn+F3 => sleep etc.  Fn+F5 is supposed to
be bluetooth on/off and is handled in a special way: It's only
supported through the event interface, not as a key press. 

This used to work fine with acpid, but is failing after installing
linux-image-2.6.29-1-amd64, in which CONFIG_ACPI_PROC_EVENT is disabled.

I run acpid like this (-n added after upgrading to 2.6.29 kernel):

 /usr/sbin/acpid -l -n

and have a log any event script enabled:

 bjorn at nemi:~$ cat /etc/acpi/events/any 
 action=/etc/acpi/logit.sh %e

 bjorn at nemi:~$ cat /etc/acpi/logit.sh 
 echo `date`: $* >>/var/log/acpi-log

Still, there is nothing printed in /var/log/acpi-log when pushing Fn+F5


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