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authorBenjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires@redhat.com>2017-05-10 18:12:40 +0200
committerRafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>2017-05-29 23:42:18 +0200
commit878d8db039daac0938238e9a40a5bd6e50ee3c9b (patch)
parentf369fdf4f661322b73f3307e9f3cd55fb3a20123 (diff)
Revert "ACPI / button: Change default behavior to lid_init_state=open"
Revert commit 77e9a4aa9de1 (ACPI / button: Change default behavior to lid_init_state=open) which changed the kernel's behavior on laptops that boot with closed lids and expect the lid switch state to be reported accurately by the kernel. If you boot or resume your laptop with the lid closed on a docking station while using an external monitor connected to it, both internal and external displays will light on, while only the external should. There is a design choice in gdm to only provide the greeter on the internal display when lit on, so users only see a gray area on the external monitor. Also, the cursor will not show up as it's by default on the internal display too. To "fix" that, users have to open the laptop once and close it once again to sync the state of the switch with the hardware state. Even if the "method" operation mode implementation can be buggy on some platforms, the "open" choice is worse. It breaks docking stations basically and there is no way to have a user-space hwdb to fix that. On the contrary, it's rather easy in user-space to have a hwdb with the problematic platforms. Then, libinput (1.7.0+) can fix the state of the lid switch for us: you need to set the udev property LIBINPUT_ATTR_LID_SWITCH_RELIABILITY to 'write_open'. When libinput detects internal keyboard events, it will overwrite the state of the switch to open, making it reliable again. Given that logind only checks the lid switch value after a timeout, we can assume the user will use the internal keyboard before this timeout expires. For example, such a hwdb entry is: libinput:name:*Lid Switch*:dmi:*svnMicrosoftCorporation:pnSurface3:* LIBINPUT_ATTR_LID_SWITCH_RELIABILITY=write_open Link: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=782380 Cc: 4.11+ <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 4.11+ Signed-off-by: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/acpi/button.c b/drivers/acpi/button.c
index 6d5a8c1d3132..e19f530f1083 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/button.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/button.c
@@ -113,7 +113,7 @@ struct acpi_button {
static BLOCKING_NOTIFIER_HEAD(acpi_lid_notifier);
static struct acpi_device *lid_device;
-static u8 lid_init_state = ACPI_BUTTON_LID_INIT_OPEN;
+static u8 lid_init_state = ACPI_BUTTON_LID_INIT_METHOD;
static unsigned long lid_report_interval __read_mostly = 500;
module_param(lid_report_interval, ulong, 0644);