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SubjectRe: Dell Studio 1555 eject key does not work ( small patch to fix included )
The only difference between 2.6.32.15 and Ubuntu Lucid wrt dell-wmi.c is 
this:

43,46d42
< /* Temporary workaround until the WMI sysfs interface goes in.
< Borrowed from acer-wmi */
< MODULE_ALIAS("dmi:*:*Dell*:*:");
<
I wonder about input event filtering? There are substantial differences
in drivers/input/input.c.

rtg

On 06/11/2010 12:02 PM, Islam Amer wrote:
> Dear Tim,
>
> I tried the mainline kernel 2.6.32-0206321505-generic as you suggested
> and the eject key doesn't work but it also doesn't produce the error
> message in dmesg.
>
> I then tried the 2.6.32-22.36-generic from
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/linux-image-2.6.32-22-generic and I
> found the eject key working fine.
>
> So there is something in the ubuntu patchset that fixes this issue.
>
> On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 5:23 PM, Islam Amer<pharon@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Tim I am running debian,
>>
>> I think it's the other way round, the mainline kernel is borked (
>> regarding dell-wmi and eject key ) while the lucid patched kernel
>> works ( as reported by dell team ).
>>
>> I guess I could download a Lucid livecd and see if the eject key works
>> there ( event only as it won't eject the lived while it is running :)
>> )
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 5:08 PM, Tim Gardner<tim.gardner@canonical.com> wrote:
>>> Islam Amer,
>>>
>>> You could try a vanilla stable kernel from
>>> http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.32.15.5-lucid/ to see if
>>> we've borked the dell-wmi code.
>>>
>>> rtg
>>>
>>> On 06/11/2010 07:28 AM, Islam Amer wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 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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>>>
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