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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Dell laptop backlight driver
On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 05:12:37PM +0100, jack@antonello.org 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?

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Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux
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