Bug 413031

Summary: ACPI brightness keys broken on Thinkpad T61p
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Brian Long <brilong>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 8CC: katzj
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Description Brian Long 2007-12-05 16:59:45 EST
Description of problem:
In Fedora8 latest kernel, I cannot use the brightness adjust keys of my Thinkpad
T61p laptop.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Grab a Thinkpad T61 or T61p
2. Press Fn+Home or Fn+End

Actual Results:
Gnome brightness applet moves, but brightness does not change.

Expected Results:
Brightness of the LCD is changed and updated in GNOME brightness applet.

Additional info:
I noticed the ibm-acpi / thinkpad_acpi folks just released a patch which says it
fixes T61 and T61p issues.  It is located here:

I would like to know if you plan to port this into the 2.6.23.x kernel in Fedora
8 since it appears all T61 and T61p laptops are affected.  Thanks!
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-02-05 20:29:29 EST
Try adding:


to the kernel boot parameters...
Comment 2 petrosyan 2008-03-11 17:43:12 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 363261 ***