[Intel-gfx] New Samsung driver for backlight control.

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Mon Oct 5 23:48:05 CEST 2009

On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 09:55:52PM +0100, Mike Lothian wrote:
> 2009/10/5 Greg KH <greg at kroah.com>:
> > On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 08:34:28PM +0100, Mike Lothian wrote:
> >>
> >> Is anyone pushing for this to be included in 2.6.32?
> >
> > No, I had to rewrite the driver based on BIOS changes in an upcoming
> > device from Samsung which caused support for older devices to be
> > dropped, sorry.  Hopefully I can get back to this in a few weeks when
> > things settle down.
> >
> > greg k-h
> >
> Cant that be added as a seperate driver?

As it does the same thing, but in a different internal way (bios memory
layout changed), I don't think so.

> I have been waiting a year for this, I think 2.6.32 will be in the
> next round of distros so it would be nice to get it in

I understand, but I am not allowed to sign-off-on that original driver
anymore due to some very bizarre reasons :(

So, feel free to run with the original and submit it yourself as the
license is GPLv2.

Sorry about this, it's out of my hands at the moment...


greg k-h

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