The microphone mute/unmute problem: It's now fixed in Ubuntu 14.04 but not in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04
marius at gedmin.as
Tue Apr 8 15:57:50 UTC 2014
On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 09:12:27AM -0500, Christian Dysthe wrote:
> 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?
Probably. GNOME 3.10 was released more than 6 months ago.
> The button works with any of them on my T430S running Gnome.
gnome-settings-daemon 3.10 has have support for the mic mute key.
gnome-settings-daemon 3.8 doesn't have support for the mic mute key.
Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 has gnome-settings-daemon 126.96.36.199.
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death with a loaded Uzi.
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