Bug#433876: xserver-xorg-video-ati: brightness buttons don't work on compaq nc6000
John Wright wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> Version: 1:6.6.3-2
> Severity: normal
> I have a compaq nc6000 laptop, and the brightness buttons don't work if
> I use x.org's ati driver. They do work with fglrx, and they used to
> work with the free ati driver in sarge.
Assuming you upgraded from sarge to etch, it's actually hard to be sure
what is causing this problem. There are lots of components involved when
pressing such a special button, at least the kernel, X server are
involved too, all of them got a major upgrade between sarge and etch.
Upstream has some bugs like yours, for instance
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8362, without any reply
Since it works with fglrx, I am going to keep the bug assigned to the
ati driver for now. Does it help if you upgrade to
xserver-xorg-video-ati 6.6.192 currently in experimental?