[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#567645: Bug#567645: [acpi-support] Thinkpad T61 volume buttons don't work

Michael Meskes meskes at debian.org
Tue Feb 16 12:27:41 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 01:49:01PM +0100, Andre Naujoks wrote:
> I don't really know if this is the correct package to file the bug
> for, but I thought, since it is an acpi feature I'd try it here.

No, acpi-support only translates old ibm/hotkey events to the correct key

> When I run acpi_listen I get events form the buttons in this form:
> ...

Which shows that your input layer already gives the right key events.

> Where are those events processed normally? because they seem quite
> generic. Am I missing something? Some additional package?

It depends on which graphical user interface you use. First of all using a
Thinkpad there's a good chance that you have a hardware mixer that does process
the events but doesn't display anything. I'm not sure though that your model
has this hardware mixer. If not you need some software reacting on the key
event. For me KDE handles this part of it.

Feel free to reassign this bug elsewhere as there doesn't seem to be a bug in

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