Re: Sony ACPI extras mainline inclusion

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sat Aug 05 2006 - 19:21:21 EST


> >>I own a Sony VAIO laptop that uses ACPI for setting
> >>screen brightness
> >>through the "2.6-sony_acpi4.patch" patch that has been
> >>living in -mm for a while.
> >>I'd like this patch to be merged in mainline, so that I
> >>won't be forced anymore to patch
> >>the kernel by hand or to use the -mm patchset.
> >>Is there something that prevents this to happen?
> >
> >Wrong interface?
> >
> >Convert it to use /sys/class/backlight sysfs interface...
> Thank you for repling!
> I found a patch that does it in the mailing list archives,
> although I've not tested if it can be still applied correctly:

Yep, that looks like a good starting point. Plus "old" backlight
interface should be removed so that we don't have to support two of
them for 2+ years.
(cesky, pictures)
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