Comment 24 for bug 271706

I'm running Intrepid vanilla 32bit on a Hewlett Packard zv6511ea and when I use the volume +/- keys I lose keyboard and mouse functionality in the same way as described above. That is: I can highlight menu names, like Applications, Places, System but am unable to select or expand the menus, and they keyboard keypresses do not appear in a Gnome terminal menu. And pressing Ctl-Alt f1 to switch to a virtual terminal, then Ctl-Alt f7 to switch back to X, I regain control. Also one press of the volume down hotkey will reduce the volume to 0. You can see the on-screen display reduce from the current level down to zero.

This sounds very like bug #285323, but what would I know.