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FS#57548 - [powerdevil] Power button and brightness keys do not work

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tobias Bachmann (tobac) - Saturday, 17 February 2018, 15:47 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 23:43 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No



Ever since the last KDE Plasma update, the power button and brightness keys stopped working. They are recognized properly by the KDE shortcut system and if I manually kill the powerdevil process, systemd-logind kicks in and shuts my machine down when pressing the power button. Also, by using the slider (when clicking on the battery icon) brightness control is possible. I therefore conclude that 1) those special keys are recognized as such; 2) PowerDevil is running and has access to those keys (as it blocks systemd-logind); 3) PowerDevil is able to execute the desired actions.

I'm using a MacBook Pro 11,1.

Additional info:
* local/powerdevil 5.12.1-1 (plasma)
This task depends upon

Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 23:43 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  powerdevil 5.12.2
Comment by stargazer (bernie) - Sunday, 18 February 2018, 10:19 GMT
I have the same problem with the powerbutton on my hp laptop. Pressing the button does nothing (should hibernate). If I use systemd to hibernate, it works.

Problem since:
Kde Plasma upgrade from 5.11.x to 5.12.1

Best regards, berni