bugtpb -- ThinkPad Buttons - Bugs: bug #10705, R40 and wireless button


bug #10705: R40 and wireless button

Submitted by:  Philipp Kirchner <hsnx_krsnx>
Submitted on:  Sun 17 Oct 2004 10:07:02 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
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Thu 03 Feb 2005 04:27:47 PM UTC, comment #4:

Exact same issue with Thinkpad R50e. I decided to try the following:
$ watch -n 0.1 xxd /dev/nvram

That gives a fast-updating hexdump of /dev/nvram. It seems that hitting the wireless button does not affect it (it does for the other buttons). Windows does recognize the wireless button event... what interface does it go through?

Sun 21 Nov 2004 11:16:49 PM UTC, comment #3:

I have the same problem on a Thinkpad R40 (2722-GDG)
Volume, Brightness and the Lamp work (with OSD)

And, I think, it don't read in my /etc/tpbrc.
I changed the colour of OSD to RED and restarted tpb, but nothing changed

George Ruinelli <caco3>
Thu 04 Nov 2004 11:02:45 AM UTC, comment #2:

watch --differences=cumulative -n 0 xxd /dev/nvram
does not show any change in /dev/nvram when I press
Fn+F5 (active wlan card) so it seems that TB R40 works
differently than other TBs.

Fn+space,"Access IBM",Fn+Light,Fn+Prightness+/-,mute,vol+/- are shown in /dev/nvram.

Tuure Vartiainen <tvartiai>
Tue 02 Nov 2004 12:56:35 PM UTC, comment #1:

I have the same problem with IBM Thinkpad R40 (2681-HSG)
I'm running Debian Sarge with 2.6.8 kernel.

Tuure Vartiainen <tvartiai>
Sun 17 Oct 2004 10:07:02 AM UTC, original submission:


I own a thinkpad R40 (2722-5MG), which has a wireless button. in TPB i can activate the section in config, but nothing happens, if i start it with tpb -v, it seems tpb isn't recognizing it correctly, as there is no output as when i press the Volume Keys for example. What can i do to make it recognice my wireless key?

Philipp Kirchner <hsnx_krsnx>


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