Kubuntu on IBM Thinkpad

Luka Renko lure at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 13 20:55:38 UTC 2006

On Monday 13 November 2006 00:43, Jens Mayer wrote:
> > > While Kubuntu's Kmilo looks better than plain old 'xosd', it just
> > > displays Volume changes - the other buttons work, but are not causing
> > > KMilo to act.
> The solution to this problem was installing 'kmilo-legacy', which adds
> Thinkpad and Sony-Vaio support to KDE's control center.

I am glad you have found the solution. We are trying to replace old kmilo 
modules (now in kmilo-legacy package) with newer HAL/dbus based solution. The 
fact is that not everything is still working, but I hope we will be able to 
be very complete for next release (Feisty Fawn).

In order to get this fully supported, it would be great if you could 
contribute more data about your laptop as requested on the following wiki 

> The HAL based Kubuntu Powermanagemet solution seems to work much more
> reliable than scripting around in /etc/acpi/. I hope this will be
> integrated into Kpowersave soon.

Yes, HAL and acpi-support on Kubuntu is great. Kpowersave is also moving to 
support HAL based power management, therefore we will reconsider it for 
Feisty. See the following specification for more details:


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