The microphone mute/unmute problem: It's now fixed in Ubuntu 14.04 but not in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04
cdysthe at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 14:12:27 UTC 2014
On Tue, 2014-04-08 at 09:23 +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2014 at 05:45:27PM -0500, Christian Dysthe wrote:
> > I have asked about the problem with microphone mute/unmute on Thinkpad
> > T430S in the past but now I have updated information on the problem:
> > The microphone mute/unmute does not work in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 daily
> > with any kernel. I have tried with mainline 3.14 but it still doesn't
> > work.
> > The microphone mute/unmute does not work on stock Ubuntu 13.10 and early
> > 13.04 alphas, but it does work on the current daily Ubuntu 14.04.
> > This shows that this isn't merely a kernel problem.
> Yes, it's a problem in gnome-settings-daemon, like I said when this came
> up earlier.
> > Something is now
> > different in Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with regards to the
> > microphone mute/unmute button for many newer Thinkpads since it works in
> > one and not the other.
> unity-settings-daemon got the patch for KEY_MICMUTE recently:
> unity-settings-daemon (14.04.0+14.04.20140402-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low
> [ Jackson Doak ]
> * define XF86AudioMicMute as a mic mute key
> gnome-settings-daemon didn't.
So Fedora, Arch and Sabayon have had this patch for a while? The button
works with any of them on my T430S running Gnome.
> > I really hope this can be fixed in Ubuntu GNOME also and not only in
> > stock Ubuntu before release.
> > I have reported my findings in the Ubuntu bug covering this issue:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1268880
> That looks like a different bug.
> I've been commenting in
> > And as said before, the microphone mute button works in other distros
> > like Fedora, Sabayon and Arch.
> Marius Gedminas
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