[ltp] wheezy on T42 thinkpad buttons stopped working

David Griffith linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 26 May 2012 14:32:01 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 26 May 2012, David Griffith wrote:

> On Sat, 26 May 2012, David Griffith wrote:
>> I installed Debian Wheezy on a T42 last week.  So far, it works fine except 
>> for one problem that developed a couple days ago.  The Thinkpad buttons no 
>> longer work.  I really only use the hibernate and suspend buttons, but 
>> these aren't recognized.  Does anyone know what might be going on?  It 
>> doesn't seem that the tpb package has any sort of debug mode for dealing 
>> with this kind of thing.
> Following up.. I've noticed that tpb is working in some regard.  Fn+F3 causes 
> the screensaver to kick in.  Fn+F5 toggles the wifi.  These are working as 
> expected, but I'm still mystified as to why suspend and hibernate aren't 
> working.  I can click the logout button and select suspend and hibernate 
> there -- that works.
> I'm using XFCE if that helps.

Following up again, I discovered that allowing the Gnome power and the 
XFCE power applets to both run at the same time was causing the trouble.

David Griffith

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