misc TODOs for HAL

Richard Hughes ee21rh at surrey.ac.uk
Tue Dec 28 10:52:36 PST 2004

These all sound good to me. I'm just waiting for the new addons code to
settle down, then we can all start working on Brightness() method for my
LCD panel :-) FWIW it's the only thing I have to use root on a console
on my laptop.

Richard Hughes

On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 23:44:52 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:

> Heya,
> I have a couple of ideas for things to do in hal, and wanted a bit of
> guidance on some items.
> Bluetooth:
> - adding support for bluetooth (bluetooth_class_device a-la
> net_class_device) (that I think I can figure out)
> - adding a callout to start the "bluetooth" service when a bluetooth
> device is started (at which level should this be added)
> Brightness controls:
> Plenty of different ways to do this depending on the machines/laptops
> (pmu for PowerMacs, sonypi for VAIOs, etc.). As the screen doesn't show
> up in HAL, just where should I add this in the HAL device tree?
> I'd really like to get rid of the special-case code that's in the
> gnome-settings-daemon to do this properly where it belongs (in HAL)
> Disabling/enabling wireless devices:
> Again, this is different depending on the type of wireless card in the
> machine. The ipw2200 driver for example allows this by changing a sysfs
> entry (setting /sys/module/ipw2200/disable to 1).
> How do I make this available via HAL without adding too much special
> casing in the code?
> Cheers

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