Sound control and brightness keys don't make OSD to show on ThinkPad after upgrade to Jaunty

Bug #366539 reported by zexo on 2009-04-25
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Before upgrade to Jaunty the sound up, down and mute keys and brightness up/down combox (Fn+Home, Fn+End) caused a small window to appear. This window showed sound and brightness level.
Recently I upgraded to Jaunty and now I don't see this window. However brightness and sound changes.

How can I get this indicators back?

ThinkPad T42

uname -a
Linux zexo-0 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

/proc/version_signature
Ubuntu 2.6.28-11.42-generic

roffik (roffik) wrote :

I can confirm this too. I have two Thinkpads: T40 (upgrade) and T41 (clean installation) and both are not working with jaunty. I noticed that changing value via brightness Gnome applet changes hardware settings, but NOT vice versa. And sound is completely separate: hotkeys are changing physical volume, but doesn't change Ubuntu's volume AND vice versa.

Of course system is up-to-date.

Mathieu Fontaine (spidou) wrote :

I have the same problem with a Thinkpad T60p (upgrade from intrepid), but only for sound control (brightness control works well). Like Roffik says, hotkeys change physical volume but not the system volume.

Linux *** 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

Matt Ziegelbaum (mziegelbaum) wrote :

Confirm the issue on a Thinkpad t43p. No acpi events are being generated from those keys.

Sven Rieke (sven-rieke) wrote :

A few days ago, my brightness keys on a Lenovo Thinkpad R61 stopped working.
LCD display is very dark, even on the highest brightness level.

The rest of the Fn-Key combinations still work, like sound, sleep, battery.

Sven Rieke (sven-rieke) wrote :

uname -a:
Linux sven-optenet 2.6.28-15-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Mon Aug 31 13:33:16 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid packages ?
Tanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
roffik (roffik) wrote :

Yes, it is. I have a Thinkpad T41 with Lucid, all updates. The brightness applet is not working at all (I can't do it by clicking, but I can use scrolling to move the slider; however, it doesn't change the actual brightness of the screen), but the keyboard shortcut is working fine. The sound buttons work the same way as I wrote before; cite:

"And sound is completely separate: hotkeys are changing physical volume, but doesn't change Ubuntu's volume AND vice versa."

Are there any logs I can upload?

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Ok these are two different bugs, so for the second (regarding volume) please open a new bug report.
For the first (regarding brightness) please run in a terminal
apport collect -p gnome-power-manager 366539

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Oops

apport-collect -p gnome-power-manager 366539

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Sorry i made a mistake on settings this page.
can you please run again the command above
:)Fabio

affects: ubuntu → gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug gnome-power-manager

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

tags: added: hardy-jaunty upgrade
tags: added: thinkpad-t41
roffik (roffik) wrote :

Hi!
I don't know if you meant that _I_ should run the command you provided?
(I actually tried running it, but it showed some scary warnings and I canceled it:)

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Hello roffik
just copy and paste into a terminal:

apport-collect -p gnome-power-manager 366539

This command only collect information about gnome-power-manager, dependencies and few more, but not personal information will be added, so authorize in lauchpad.
Fabio

Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
GnomeSessionIdleInhibited: No
GnomeSessionInhibitors: None
GnomeSessionSuspendInhibited: No
Lsusb:
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: IBM 2373C10
Package: gnome-power-manager 2.30.0-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
PccardctlIdent:
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 1:
   no product info available
PccardctlStatus:
 Socket 0:
   3.3V 32-bit PC Card
 Socket 1:
   no card
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=1b84bdbd-c34f-4075-b3d8-b65f5d9019f0 ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.39-generic 2.6.32.15+drm33.5
Tags: lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare vboxusers
dmi.bios.date: 06/18/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: IBM
dmi.bios.version: 1RETDRWW (3.23 )
dmi.board.name: 2373C10
dmi.board.vendor: IBM
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: IBM
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnIBM:bvr1RETDRWW(3.23):bd06/18/2007:svnIBM:pn2373C10:pvrThinkPadT41:rvnIBM:rn2373C10:rvrNotAvailable:cvnIBM:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 2373C10
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T41
dmi.sys.vendor: IBM

tags: added: apport-collected

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roffik (roffik) wrote : Lspci.txt

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roffik (roffik) wrote : UdevDb.txt

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roffik (roffik) wrote : UdevLog.txt

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

tags: added: hardy-jaunty-lucid
removed: hardy-jaunty
Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
tags: removed: upgrade
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

 Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.
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Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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