Clevo RGB keyboard backlight key controls do not work by default

Bug #1918715 reported by lotuspsychje
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linux-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Ubuntu 20.04.2 up to date to latest @ 11/3/2021 with kernel 5.8.0-44-generic

This is a Clevo NL51 laptop with an RGB colored keyboard backlight that are controlled
with the Fn key + / * - + from the keypad

By default boot this laptop boots with dark blue backlight and cannot be changed
with the keys.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04
Package: linux-image-5.8.0-44-generic 5.8.0-44.50~20.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.8.0-44.50~20.04.1-generic 5.8.18
Uname: Linux 5.8.0-44-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.16
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: skip
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Thu Mar 11 19:07:04 2021
SourcePackage: linux-signed-hwe-5.8
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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lotuspsychje (lotuspsychje) wrote :
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lotuspsychje (lotuspsychje) wrote :
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Juerg Haefliger (juergh) wrote :

freenode #ubuntu-kernel IRC log:

<lotuspsychje> good afternoon to all
<lotuspsychje> for my business at home i recently filed a bug #1918715 as i sell and setup a lot of clevo laptops + ubuntu and these new types of clevo models need a workaround to make the backlight of RGB keyboard work, now i would like to ask whats the adviced way to integrate this fix on ubuntu by default?
<ubot5> bug 1918715 in linux-signed-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu) "Clevo RGB keyboard backlight key controls do not work by default" [Undecided,New] https://launchpad.net/bugs/1918715
<lotuspsychje> the fix that makes it work is https://configurelaptop.eu/clevo-keyboard-backlight-control-for-linux/
<lotuspsychje> tomreyn also found me http://deb.tuxedocomputers.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tuxedo-keyboard/

affects: linux-signed-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu) → linux-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu)
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Juerg Haefliger (juergh) wrote :

It seems you're asking for an out-of-tree kernel module?

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Juerg Haefliger (juergh) wrote :

I seems this is a more up-to-date repo? https://github.com/tuxedocomputers/tuxedo-keyboard

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Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) wrote :

Marked as Incomplete for Juerg's questions here.

Changed in linux-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu Focal):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu Focal) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu Focal):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux-hwe-5.8 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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