On laptop Acer TM6292, Bluetooth switch change brightness

Bug #327614 reported by Fred on 2009-02-10
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hal-info (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt
udev (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: hal-info

In Jaunty Alpha 4, the Bluetooth switch turn on and off bluetooth but it also raise the brightness.
This problem also exists in Intrepid.

Here a patch for /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/30-keymap-acer.fdi that fix the problem.

As a side note :
The file /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/30-keymap-acer.fdi contains a lot of useless things (thanks to the end of the "hotkey madness" https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ubuntu-hotkey-madness).
For my laptop, all the following lines:
      <match key="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer:system.hardware.vendor" prefix="Acer">
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e025:help</append> <!-- Fn+F1 Hotkey help -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e026:setup</append> <!-- Fn+F2 Acer eSettings -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e027:battery</append> <!-- Fn+F3 Power Management -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e029:switchvideomode</append> <!-- Fn+F5 Display toggle -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e033:euro</append> <!-- Euro symbol -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e034:dollar</append> <!-- Dollar symbol -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e054:bluetooth</append> <!-- Bluetooth (toggle) off-to-on -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e055:wlan</append> <!-- Wireless (toggle) on-to-off -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e056:wlan</append> <!-- Wireless (toggle) off-to-on -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e057:bluetooth</append> <!-- Bluetooth (toggle) on-to-off -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e058:bluetooth</append> <!-- Bluetooth (toggle) off-to-on -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e059:brightnessup</append> <!-- Fn+Right Brightness Up -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e06e:brightnessup</append> <!-- Fn+Right Brightness Up -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e06f:brightnessdown</append> <!-- Fn+Left Brightness Down -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e071:f22</append> <!-- Fn+F7 Touchpad toggle (off-to-on) -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e072:f22</append> <!-- Fn+F7 Touchpad toggle (on-to-off) -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e073:prog2</append> <!-- "P2" programmable button -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e074:prog1</append> <!-- "P1" programmable button -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e075:presentation</append> <!-- Minimise all Windows -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e078:fn</append> <!-- Fn key -->
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e079:f23</append> <!-- Launch NTI shadow -->
        <append key="info.capabilities" type="strlist">input.keymap</append>
 could be replaced by :
      <match key="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer:system.hardware.vendor" prefix="Acer">
        <append key="input.keymap.data" type="strlist">e027:battery</append> <!-- Fn+F3 Power Management -->
        <append key="info.capabilities" type="strlist">input.keymap</append>

Related branches

Fred (frederic-lespez) wrote :
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Committed upstream, thanks!

Changed in hal-info:
assignee: nobody → pitti
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package hal-info - 20090210-0ubuntu1

hal-info (20090210-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * New upstream git snapshot:
    - Add Option Globetrotter HSUPA modem (0af0:7211) found in Acer
      Aspire One (LP: #304818)
    - Add Sony Ericsson P1i MP3 player for HAL (LP: #305249)
    - Add Nokia N78 and 6500c modems (LP: #322443)
    - Add hotkeys for Samsung X30 (LP: #323689)
    - Fix backlight keys on HP 6730b (LP: #325560)
    - Fix bluetooth hotkey on Acer TM6292 (LP: #327614)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:45:24 +0100

Changed in hal-info:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Exactly the same problem on Acer Aspire 5536G. Please fix for this one, too.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :


please copy&paste the output of

  grep . /sys/class/dmi/id/*


Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:32:58 +0100, Martin Pitt <email address hidden>

> please copy&paste the output of
> grep . /sys/class/dmi/id/*

/sys/class/dmi/id/bios_vendor:Phoenix Technologies LTD
/sys/class/dmi/id/product_name:Aspire 5536

You might want to wait with this: I found out that one more special button
(the one with a copy/backup/transfer/whatever-they-meant icon) doesn't
work. I'll figure out its scancode later today and post the complete FDI
section that works.

Alexey Feldgendler <email address hidden>
[ICQ: 115226275] http://feldgendler.livejournal.com

boho (tamazov) wrote :

Same problem on Acer Aspire One AO531.

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2010-08-20
Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This is already fixed in current udev.

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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