Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505414
Brightness buttons suspend laptop
Last modified: 2009-06-24 15:31:07 EDT
Description of problem:
After installing xfce4-power-manager, the brightness control on my laptop (FN + F6/F7) correctly changed the brightness of the computer screen, however, they also hibernated the computer. I have disabled the "put computer to hibernate when the hibernate button is pressed" and have looked through various settings for some kind of conflict but can't find it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11 XFCE4
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press FN + F6 or FN + F7
Brightness decreases/increases correctly and computer then hibernates
Brightness decreases/increases correctly
What Laptop are you using and what version of xfce4-power-manager. I guess you are talking about xfce4-power-manager-0.8.0-0.3.RC1.fc11.x86_64, right?
Please try the latest packages from
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=105486 if they still show the same problem. If so, start the power-manager from a terminal with the "--no-daemon" parameter, press the buttons and post the output here. Use an attachment if it is too much.
The update is now also available at
Please let me know if it fixes your problems. TIA.
(In reply to comment #2)
> The update is now also available at
> Please let me know if it fixes your problems. TIA.
This update fixes an identical issue on the Acer Aspire One.
That was my hope because upstream's ChangeLog mentiones:
"Don't accept any event for non mapped buttons".
Thanks for your report Lesley. How about the you Ajit?
I'm having trouble installing it. I'm running xfce4-power-manager-0.8.0-0.2.beta1.fc11 and it claims it is the newest version.
It's not yet pushed to the mirror servers, you have to manually download it from
http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/xfce4-power-manager/0.8.0/1.fc11/x86_64/xfce4-power-manager-0.8.0-1.fc11.x86_64.rpm and install it with rpm -Uvh .
Fixed my problem. Thanks!
xfce4-power-manager-0.8.0-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update xfce4-power-manager'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-6394
xfce4-power-manager-0.8.0-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.