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SubjectRe: Dell Studio 1555 eject key does not work ( small patch to fix included )
Rezwanul,

I've updated my bios to A11 and installed a new unmodified kernel. The
issue still persists that the eject key produces "dell-wmi: Unknown
key 0 pressed" in the dmesg output and it doesn't work.

It is possible that Ubuntu is including patches to fix stuff. The
latest patch for the Lucid kernel at
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux/linux_2.6.32-22.36.diff.gz
does include patches that touch wmi and dell-wmi code, but I can't
find a specific change that would fix this issue.

I might try to selectively apply patches from it and see if it gets fixed.

Thanks.


On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 3:15 AM, <Rezwanul_Kabir@dell.com> wrote:
> Islam Amer
>
>   Please try the new BIOS A11 and eliminate any potential BIOS issues. The BIOS team confirmed that
>   they weren't able to reproduce the issue with Ubuntu 10.04 and A11.
>
> Thanks..
>   --rez
>
>
>
>
> Rezwanul Kabir
> Dell Linux Development
> 512-725-0766
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Islam Amer [mailto:pharon@gmail.com]
>>Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:52 PM
>>To: Matthew Garrett
>>Cc: Kabir, Rezwanul; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
>>platform-driver-x86@vger.kernel.org; akpm@linux-foundation.org
>>Subject: Re: Dell Studio 1555 eject key does not work ( small
>>patch to fix included )
>>
>>Hello all,
>>
>>My bios version is A08 , I see that A11 was recently released
>>but the changelog doesn't say much.
>>
>>Which is better, upgrade and hope the problem goes away, or
>>wait until we have a fix that is agreed upon ?
>>
>>Thanks.
>>
>>On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 9:40 PM, Matthew Garrett
>><mjg59@srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 01:36:56PM -0500,
>>Rezwanul_Kabir@Dell.com wrote:
>>>> Hi Islam Amer
>>>>
>>>>    I got report that "Ubuntu 10.04 + BIOS A11" was tested and the
>>>> "Eject CD" key is working
>>>>    as expected. Sorry, I couldn't find any Studio 1555 to
>>test myself
>>>> and cannot provide you
>>>>    with more details.
>>>>
>>>>     Also, you may try acpi_osi="Windows 2009" kernel
>>parameter and see if there is any difference.
>>>
>>> That's the default on any kernel that has this support in dell-wmi.
>>> Rez, could you let me know if the proposed patch breaks the spec in
>>> ways that are likely to cause problems?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org
>>>
>>
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