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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Dell laptop backlight driver
    On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 05:12:37PM +0100, wrote:
    > Hello,
    > this driver implements backlight control on Dell laptops
    > which use SMI for changing brightness levels.
    > The driver is INCOMPLETE since it is unable to probe some required
    > parameters
    > in order to perform backlight control. Such parameters are found in a Dell
    > proprietary DMI table which should be parsed. For now external tools may be
    > used to find these parameters by hand. So if you intend to try this out,
    > FIRST write your laptop model parameters correctly inside the source code
    > as explained in Documentation/dell-laptop.txt.
    > Parts of this driver may also be used to provide additional functionalities
    > similarly to the drivers/misc/*-laptop.c drivers.

    Why is this better done in the kernel rather than in userspace with
    libsmbios as you've noted?

    Matt Domsch
    Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO &
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