Help needed with Karmic laptop lid troubleshooting

Manuel Siggen manuel at
Wed Oct 21 16:13:37 BST 2009


On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
> I have a Dell Latitude D430 which this week developed a pretty debilitating
> problem in Karmic.  If I close the lid, the lid open even doesn't get
> recognized and so the screen never comes back on.  I need some help narrowing
> down which package I should focus on to look for the problem.
> Details:
> The problem was introduced into the archive between 9 Oct and 14 Oct (I didn't
> update the laptop between those two times).
> Pitti has the same laptop and it's working fine in Gnome.
> We verified that the lid open event is being sent by the kernel using input-
> events from input-utils.
> If I close the lid and open it, it stays off.  If I suspend, it unsuspends and
> enables the display fine.
> I already tried N-1 Intel video drivers, kernel, and kdebase-workspace
> (powerdevel).
> Suggestions please?  Not being able to close the laptop lid is really
> unpleasant.

Could it be the same problem as described in bug : that is the screen back-light
stays turned off ?



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