[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#521280: Bug#521280: Input daemon supplementing acpid

Stefan Tomanek stefan at pico.ruhr.de
Fri May 22 01:10:26 UTC 2009

Dies schrieb Michael Meskes (meskes at debian.org):

> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 02:46:11PM +0200, Stefan Tomanek wrote:
> > I encountered the same problems of losing my system wide hotkeys when upgrading
> > to 2.6.29.
> On which system are you?
> The new acpid is supposed to read the whole input layer, i.e. also the key
> events. Having said that, I haven't checked whether hotkeys still create *any*
> event in the input layer or where HAL gets its information from.

acpid does indeed poll the input layer when started with -n, however, I wasn't
able to make it react to arbitrary key events. I suppose the daemon only
handles ACPI events, but since 2.6.29 the thinkpad hotkeys that formerly
triggered ACPI messages are handing out ordinary key presses, hiding from acpid.

Please correct me if I'm wrong about that.

More information about the Pkg-acpi-devel mailing list