[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#556261: FWD: acpid endless loop issue 556261

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Tue Nov 17 01:53:40 UTC 2009

Below was sent to me by private mail, I'm taking the liberty of
forwarding it to the Debian BTS.

I can confirm that removing /etc/acpi/events/videobtn avoids the endless

Also, removing video_brightness* does not break LCD brightness keys or
dialog, at least on this laptop. I don't know if other laptops are
different or if we still have to worry about systems using the old
input layer stuff.

Looks like this bug could be reassigned to acpi-support.

----- Forwarded message from Ted Felix <ted at tedfelix.com> -----

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:19:18 -0500
From: Ted Felix <ted at tedfelix.com>
To: Joey Hess <joeyh at debian.org>
Subject: acpid endless loop issue 556261

 Thanks for working on this.  I've been looking at this and it turns
out that the problem is with some config files included in
acpi-support.  They were designed for the days when acpid needed to
forward events to the input layer.  If you go back to the original
version prior to your patch and delete the following files from your
system, all should be well:

* /etc/acpi/events/videobtn (note that the videobtn.sh is fine, don't
delete it)
* /etc/acpi/events/video_brightnessdown
* /etc/acpi/video_brightnessdown.sh
* /etc/acpi/events/video_brightnessup
* /etc/acpi/video_brightnessup.sh

 Michael Meskes has informed me that upstream has already removed
these files, so once he refreshes the acpi-support package, these will
be gone.

 I've just released a new version of acpid that you can try out if
you'd like:



----- End forwarded message -----

see shy jo
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