Experiences with F8T2 on Thinkpad T61

Matthew Saltzman mjs at CLEMSON.EDU
Fri Sep 28 18:18:35 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 12:53 +0200, Tomasz Torcz wrote:
> Dnia 23-09-2007, N o godzinie 20:03 -0400, Jeremy Katz napisał(a):
> > On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 17:38 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > > - Screen brightness is erratic.  The screen brightness applet appears,
> > > but whatever controls I hit, brightness changes randomly up or down and
> > > does not get fully bright or dim.  If I switch to a VC, I can control
> > > the brightness, but ^@ characters appear on the display.
> > 
> > This has been reported a couple of times-- Warren was going to try to
> > track this down and get some better reporting of it I believe
>  This is because changing brightness generate brightness key event. User
> turn brightness one step down, event is generated, event is seen by
> gnome-power-manager which turns brightness down, event is generated...
> all the way down to 0 up up to max.
>   This issue is fixable at HAL (hal-info) level. Please
> update /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-laptop-panel-hardware.fdi
> with you model number and also send patch to HAL upstream list.
> Nb. this file in F7 still has a typo for other model ("Z31t" instead of
> "Z61t")

There's already an entry with vendor string="LENOVO" and version
contains="ThinkPad".  I assume the intention is to match all Lenovo
ThinkPads, but it doesn't seem to fix the issue for my T61.  What am I


                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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