some special key send no key code on Thinkpad Z60t 2511 EJG, AZERTY french keyboard

Bug #120856 reported by Guillaume Duveau on 2007-06-17
This bug affects 1 person
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hal (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Laptop Team

Bug Description

Some keys send no key code on my Thinkpad Z60t 2511 EJG, AZERTY french keyboard.

It occurs in gnome shortcuts, in xev, and also with this method :
sudo /etc/init.d/hotkey-setup stop
sudo showkey -u | tee -a hotkey-log.txt

Some info on my hardware :

sudo dmidecode -s system-manufacturer

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name

sudo dmidecode -s system-version
ThinkPad Z60t

cd /var/lib/acpi-support/ ; grep . -r *-*
bios-version:77ET64WW (1.24 )
system-version:ThinkPad Z60t

Guillaume Duveau (guix) wrote :

Ooops I forgot this info :

Feisty, 2.6.20-16-generic

Ralf Meyer (ranf) wrote :

Please run:

dmesg > dmesg.txt

and attach "dmesg.txt" to this bug.

Guillaume Duveau (guix) wrote :

Here it is !

Guillaume Duveau (guix) wrote :

I have a french AZERTY keyboard and I chose the standart PC 105 keyboard
In fact I have other special keys that don't send any code.

- power btn
- Fn + F5 (
- Fn + F8
- Fn + F9
- Fn + PrtScr

Moreover the Fn key alone sends 227 in xev, and the Windows Menu key alone send 227 too.

Finally the hardware wireless switch sends nothing and doesn't disable wireless, but an experimental patch for ibm-acpi has been proposed here :

I'm attaching my xorg.conf also, although I don't think it is related to xorg.

description: updated

For the hardware wireless switch I get these events in /var/log/message. For the other keys, nothing.

Guillaume Duveau (guix) wrote :
description: updated


This bug was opened a while ago and there hasn't been any recent activity. We're just curious if this is still an issue in the latest Hardy Alpha release? PLease let us know. Thanks.

David Laursen (davidlaursen) wrote :

I have the same problem with two of my hotkeys (a wireless switch button and a search button) on my Medion MD96360 laptop under Intrepid. Strangely enough, the other two similar hotkeys (mail and internet) are registered just fine! Should I post a new bug?

"sudo dmidecode -s system-manufacturer
sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name
sudo dmidecode -s system-version

Guillaume Duveau (guix) wrote :

Back to this bug. I'm very sorry Ralf for my very impolite lack of answer...

- power btn : still nothing
- Fn + F5 : still doesn't send any code to xev BUT now enables/disables bluetooth ! (it should enable / disable the wireless too, but it's still a lot better now)
- Fn + F5 : no code sent, no action (should switch touchpad/trackpoint)
- Fn + F9 : no code sent, no action
- Fn + PrtScr : now sends the keycode 64 !

It's really perfectionnism, it's not critical at all if these keys don't work.
Also I'm not sure this bug is relevant to hal or not :

dmesg |grep thinkpad
[ 22.387357] thinkpad_acpi: ThinkPad ACPI Extras v0.21
[ 22.387361] thinkpad_acpi:
[ 22.387363] thinkpad_acpi: ThinkPad BIOS 77ET64WW (1.24 ), EC 77HT58WW-1.18
[ 22.387366] thinkpad_acpi: IBM ThinkPad Z60t, model 2511EJG
[ 22.387972] thinkpad_acpi: radio switch found; radios are enabled
[ 22.398731] thinkpad_acpi: another device driver is already handling bay events
[ 22.398734] thinkpad_acpi: disabling subdriver bay
[ 22.401572] thinkpad_acpi: CMOS NVRAM (7) and EC (0) do not agree on display brightness level

David, yes I think you should report another bug.

dino99 (9d9) wrote :
Changed in hal (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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