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[Bug 1169386] Re: [Toshiba Satellite A660-0T4] Topmost keys all produce the same scancode


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- Toshiba satellite A660: topmost keys all produce the same scancode
+ [Toshiba Satellite A660-0T4] Topmost keys all produce the same scancode

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  [Toshiba Satellite A660-0T4] Topmost keys all produce the same

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Bug description:
  Toshiba satellite A660 backlight just never worked on ubuntu.

  Here is an outline of some of the LEDS in a toshiba


  When i press Fn+Z the ubuntu keyboard LED notification shows up,
  however nothing changes.

  so i navigated to


  found files

  brightness device max_brightness power subsystem trigger uevent

  when i changed the value in brightness from 0 to 1

  LED 1, 2, and 3 in the above picture turns on, and led 1 turns off
  when touch bad is off.

  However there is no keyboard backlight.upon boot the backboard
  backlight works while posting and shutdown when grub loads. When i
  disable acpi the keyboard backlight works however ill lose other
  functionalities like brightness.

  Any way to fix it?

  There is also another directory.


  with files brightness device max_brightness power subsystem trigger uevent
  nothing happens when brightness value changes.

  LSB Version:	core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch
  Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
  Description:	Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (development branch)
  Release:	13.04
  Codename:	raring
  Linux mouhanad-Satellite-A660 3.8.0-18-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 11 19:38:55 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  #Problem also exists in older version of ubuntu, new kernel in 13.04
  does not solve the problems.

   xev shows a key being pressed and being mapped to kbdbacklight. A a notification that keyboard is being turned on appears when Fn+Z is pressed. Also unlike other manufactures toshiba doesn't have brightness on backlit keyboards, its either on or off or a timer.
  ApportVersion: 2.12.4-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  mouhanad   1897 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  mouhanad   1897 F.... pulseaudio
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-09-21 (0 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha amd64 (20130921)
  MachineType: TOSHIBA Satellite A660
  MarkForUpload: True
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-8-generic root=UUID=c0f8cd4d-48a4-485d-89d7-af4e14df5d34 ro quiet splash
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-8.15-generic 3.11.1
   linux-restricted-modules-3.11.0-8-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.11.0-8-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.114
  Tags:  saucy
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-8-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
  dmi.bios.date: 11/24/11
  dmi.bios.vendor: TOSHIBA
  dmi.bios.version: 2.30
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: NWQAA
  dmi.board.vendor: TOSHIBA
  dmi.board.version: 1.00
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: *
  dmi.chassis.type: 9
  dmi.chassis.vendor: TOSHIBA
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnTOSHIBA:bvr2.30:bd11/24/11:svnTOSHIBA:pnSatelliteA660:pvrPSAW3C-0T4017:rvnTOSHIBA:rnNWQAA:rvr1.00:cvnTOSHIBA:ct9:cvrN/A:
  dmi.product.name: Satellite A660
  dmi.product.version: PSAW3C-0T4017
  dmi.sys.vendor: TOSHIBA

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