[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#577603: acpi-support: acpi_fakekey doesn't work: "dropping event due to full queue"

Grzegorz Kusnierz gkusnierz at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 00:54:51 UTC 2010

Package: acpi-support
Version: 0.133-2
Severity: normal


I'm having a problem with getting acpi_fakekey to work on my Thinkpad
X60s. I initially noticed that volume control buttons didnt have effect 
on my software mixer and verified that there's no relevant events 
recorded by xev. 

This has been going on for a while and today I sat down to find that 
each execution of "acpi_fakekey <code>" gives two of the following error
messages in /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device: dropping event due to full queue!

This might be acpi-support problem or xorg problem. I'm not sure
at which point the issue had started since the installation in 
question had been moved between machines. I googled and looked 
through existing bugs but couldn't find anything that would have
practical application in my case.

If you need any more information just give me a shout, I have no idea
how to debug it from here. I would greatly appreciate some insight.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (900, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (100, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages acpi-support depends on:
ii  acpi-support-base             0.133-2    scripts for handling base ACPI eve
ii  acpid                         1:2.0.3-1  Advanced Configuration and Power I
ii  libc6                         2.10.2-6   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  lsb-base                      3.2-23     Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  pm-utils                      1.3.0-1    utilities and scripts for power ma
ii  x11-xserver-utils             7.5+1+b1   X server utilities

Versions of packages acpi-support recommends:
ii  dbus                          1.2.24-1   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  hal                           0.5.14-2   Hardware Abstraction Layer
pn  radeontool                    <none>     (no description available)
ii  vbetool                       1.1-2      run real-mode video BIOS code to a
pn  xscreensaver | gnome-screensa <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages acpi-support suggests:
pn  rfkill                        <none>     (no description available)
pn  toshset                       <none>     (no description available)
ii  xinput                        1.5.1-1    Runtime configuration and test of 

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