Help needed with Karmic laptop lid troubleshooting

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Oct 21 20:50:33 BST 2009

On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:13:37 +0200 Manuel Siggen <manuel at> wrote:
>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 ?
Thanks for the suggestion.  That predates my laptop not working, but I did revert to a pm-utils that predates the problem with no success.

Scott K

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