Does anybody have an idea why mute and microphone LEDs on my Lenovo Thinkpad t480s do not light in Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS?

Tips are appreciated.

  • It doesn't work on kernel 4.13.0-37-generic ; but after an mainline kernel upgrade to kernel version 4.15.15 it works now. – Luckyrings Apr 2 '18 at 8:30

Run the following in the terminal


Now press the button mute button. Then give use the results likely something like this:

ibm/hotkey HKEY 00000080 0000101b

Then open up nano or another text editor.

nano /etc/acpi/events/lenovo-mutemic

And adjust the following for your hotkey.

event=ibm/hotkey HKEY 00000080 0000101b

Then we need to make a shells script.

INPUT_DEVICE="'Internal Mic'"
if amixer sget $INPUT_DEVICE,0 | grep '\[on\]' ; then
    amixer sset $INPUT_DEVICE,0 toggle
    echo "0 blink" > /proc/acpi/ibm/led
    su $YOUR_USERNAME -c 'DISPLAY=":0.0" notify-send -t 50 \
            -i microphone-sensitivity-muted-symbolic "Mic MUTED"'
    amixer sset $INPUT_DEVICE,0 toggle                       
    su $YOUR_USERNAME -c 'DISPLAY=":0.0" notify-send -t 50 \
            -i microphone-sensitivity-high-symbolic "Mic ON"'
    echo "0 on" > /proc/acpi/ibm/led 

Now let's just make it excutable and restart the service.

sudo chmod +x /etc/acpi/lenovo-mutemic.sh

sudo service acpid restart

There are some other methods but this would likely fix the issue.

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