Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444055
Thinkpad volume buttons no longer work w/ F9 preview
Last modified: 2009-01-05 06:59:43 EST
Description of problem:
After upgrading to Fedora 9 preview release the volume control buttons on my
Thinkpad T40 no longer change the volume slider in Gnome. The volume does change
and mute works, but the changes are not reflected in gnome-volume-control or the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 Preview
Volume Applet 2.22.1
Every time I adjust the volume with the Thinkpad buttons.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press volume up/down/mute button
2. No indication the changes have been made is shown.
Volume changes, volume slider in volume control applet is not changed.
That the slider and mute indicator would reflect the state of the sound hardware.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Still the case in released F9 on a ThinkPad X60s, the buttons still work, but
the change is not reflected in any of the applets and the volume applet doesn't
show up when the buttons are pressed like in F8.
There should be a separate device for the hardware mixer control. Try
file->change device in the volume preferences.
What is the "hardware mixer control"? Is there a menu item or a command line
program I should run. I couldn't find anything that had "file->change device"
The menu item is in the volume preferences. Run "gnome-volume-control" on the
command-line, or use System->Preferences->Hardware->Volume Control
I'm having the same issue on my T43. I've seen this work on a new T series (60
or 61, can't remember); you press the volume controls and the OSD appears and
shows your volume settings. Nothing I've done will make the OSD appear on my
T43, though the volume does adjust when you press the volume keys.
This is still the case with Fedora 10. The OSD and gnome-volume-control don't show the changes made to the volume by using the volume buttons. This all worked in Fedora 8...
I'm not sure exactly how this is supposed to be implemented, but lshal --monitor or xev catch an event when vol-up/vol-down/mute are pressed on my T43. Works fine in Ubuntu 8.10.
Sorry for typo:
I'm not sure exactly how this is supposed to be implemented, but neither lshal --monitor nor xev catch an event when vol-up/vol-down/mute are pressed on my T43. Works fine in Ubuntu 8.10.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 321421 ***