Dimming a laptop's backlight when idle
aaron at serendipity.cx
Fri Feb 3 15:45:23 EET 2006
On Fri, 2006-02-03 at 10:20 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 09:39:04AM -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > other laptops. Btw, I do wonder if the X.org server should provide this
> > interface instead.
> Possibly, though there's the problem that backlight control is generally
> manufacturer-specific rather than chipset-specific. X.org doesn't really
> have any infrastructure to deal with that right now, AFAIK.
I'd say it's model-specific; some manufacturers are consistent across
models and some aren't. No different than chipset vendors.
Does anybody know if X.org 7.x is going to start using dbus and/or hal?
That would change the infrastructure need into a need for well defined
messages that some external agent can respond to in a hardware-specific
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