12.04 and earlier ignore "www" key on HP EliteBook 8440p

Bug #1071579 reported by Glen Ditchfield on 2012-10-26
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
systemd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

See also https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/749839

In 12.04 and earlier releases back to 11.04 on my HP EliteBook 8440p, key presses of the "www" (globe) key are ignored. Key presses of the other multimedia keys (Mail, Mute, Volume Up, Volume Down) are detected.

The attached rules file fixes the problem, with this addition to /lib/udev/rules.d/95-keymap.rules after LABEL="keyboard_vendorcheck":

    ENV{DMI_VENDOR}=="Hewlett-Packard", ATTR{[dmi/id]product_name}=="HP EliteBook 8440p", RUN+="keymap $name hewlett-packard_elitebook-8440p"

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: udev 175-0ubuntu9.1 [modified: lib/udev/rules.d/95-keymap.rules]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-32.51-generic-pae 3.2.30
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-32-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu14
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 25 22:04:51 2012
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120820.1)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP EliteBook 8440p
 Socket 0:
  PC Card
   Subdevice 0 (function 0) bound to driver "pata_pcmcia"
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.2.0-32-generic-pae root=UUID=c438e728-d754-4a06-954f-d71568e2b9b8 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: udev
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 12/22/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 68CCU Ver. F.02
dmi.board.name: 172A
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 30.29
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68CCUVer.F.02:bd12/22/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPEliteBook8440p:pvr:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn172A:rvrKBCVersion30.29:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr:
dmi.product.name: HP EliteBook 8440p
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

Glen Ditchfield (gjditchfield) wrote :
Glen Ditchfield (gjditchfield) wrote :
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :
Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Fixed in saucy with recent udev.

affects: udev (Ubuntu) → systemd (Ubuntu)
Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: keymap
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