Backlight cannot be adjusted at lock screen

Bug #1438754 reported by Charles Baylis on 2015-03-31
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Xenial
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

[Inpact]

This affects 14.04 LTS. I haven't tried any more recent versions.

When the screen is locked, it is not possible to use the Fn+Brightness up/down keys.

If I am using an external monitor, then I turn down the backlight brightness to zero. I often use my laptop at the office with an external monitor and the backlight turned off. When I come home and resume, the backlight is off and I cannot switch it on to see the login prompt.

[Test Case]

Steps to reproduce
1. Set backlight brightness to off using Fn+brightness down
2. Lock computer with Super+L
3. Attempt to increase brightness with Fn+brightness up

Expected results:
Backlight switches on, and Lock/login screen becomes visible

Actual results:
Backlight remains off and Lock/login screen is not visible

[Regression Potential]

Some media-key bindings couldn't work as expected (so keys for suspension, volume control, power...)

Related branches

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

Works fine here? Can you still reproduce this?

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: lockscreen
Charles Baylis (cbaylis) wrote :

I can reproduce it, and I can still reproduce it after a reboot.

Charles Baylis (cbaylis) wrote :

I went back to the stock trusty (3.13) kernel, and it works again. It seems that it doesn't work if I apt-get install linux-generic-lts-utopic

Christopher Townsend (townsend) wrote :

Most definitely not a Unity issue then. Reassigning the bug to linux-generic-lts-utopic.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → linux-meta-lts-utopic (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: unity
Changed in linux-meta-lts-utopic (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
affects: linux-meta-lts-utopic (Ubuntu) → unity (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.5.0+16.10.20160621.1-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.5.0+16.10.20160621.1-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * LockScreenAcceleratorController: use key::Grabber to handle allowed
    bindings (LP: #1438754)

 -- Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <mail@3v1n0.net> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:44:22 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
description: updated

Hello Charles, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.4.0+16.04.20160705-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Hello Charles, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.4.0+16.04.20160715-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

tags: removed: verification-done
tags: added: verification-needed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.4.0+16.04.20160715-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.4.0+16.04.20160715-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  [ Eleni Maria Stea ]
  * PanelView: Don't draw it if the geo doesn't intersect the monitor
    geo (as in ezoom)
  * speeds up the showdesktop plugin in lowgfx mode

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Add whitelist for auto-repated keys. (LP: #1586491)
  * Fix scale window activation if in show desktop mode. (LP: #1582056)
  * Order matters in the rendering. Draw launcher shadow after the
    background in all cases. (LP: #1586374)
  * Fallback to volume name if no other identifier is available. (LP:
    #1103593)
  * Do not trigger screensaver on session inactive. (LP: #1587507)
  * Use SwitcherController::SetDetail instead of detail=... (LP:
    #1587618)
  * UnitySettings: Add an option to enable/disable pam account checking.
    (LP: #1460649)
  * Lockscreen: Make sure warning and errors are properly shown to the
    user (LP: #1593696)
  * Add missing header to fix compilation error with -Duse_pch=OFF.
  * Filter out fullscreen window in show desktop mode. (LP: #1597706)
  * Make sure file manager icon is not removed when unpinned. (LP:
    #1578792)
  * Properly calculate the intersection geometry in PanelView::Draw.
    This is needed to properly call SyncGeometries and to avoid problems
    such as lp:1595698. (LP: #1595698)

  [ Alberto Milone ]
  * UnitySettings: Add dconf keys for disabling multitouch gestures (LP:
    #1589520)

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * LockScreenAcceleratorController: use key::Grabber to handle allowed
    bindings (LP: #1438754)
  * LockScreenAcceleratorController: check if a setting key is available
    instead of crashing
  * ApplicationLauncherIcon: ensure quirks are properly set on icon
    initialization
  * Views: Toggle animators durations based on low-gfx setting (LP:
    #1598770)
  * unity7.conf: use different compiz profile based on
    unity_support_test result (LP: #1598770)

 -- Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <mail@3v1n0.net> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:14:41 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for unity has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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