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SubjectRe: ACPI video.c brightness handler conflicts with toshiba_acpi
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On Monday 27 October 2008 17:52:55 Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> On Monday 08 September 2008, Thomas Renninger wrote:
> > On Saturday 06 September 2008 09:19:59 am Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> > > On Saturday 06 September 2008, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> > > > I have now two different devices that refer to the same hardware:
> > > >
> > > > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2008-09-06 11:04 acpi_video0 ->
> > > > ../../devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0/ lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0
> > > > 2008-09-06 11:04 toshiba -> ../../devices/virtual/backlight/toshiba/
> > > >
> > > > Unfortunately, due to ACPI implementation the acpi_video0 one is much
> > > > inferior (as it provides only effectively two levels instead of 8);
> > > > and user level tools are apparently quite confused which one to
> > > > select.
> > > >
> > > > Is there any mechanism that would allow tochiba_acpi to claim
> > > > brightness for internal LCD screen that video would not attempt to
> > > > grab it too?
> > > >
> > > > Of course manually disabling brightness handling in video is always
> > > > possible,
> > >
> > > Actually it is not. brightness_switch_enabled only disables event
> > > handling; it still resets actual brightness on loading and creates
> > > sysfs files to confuse user space.
> > >
> > > > still is nice for this to be handled automatically.
> >
> > It is in latest ACPI test branch queued for 2.6.28.
>
> It is still not in rc2; is it scheduled for 2.6.28 or delayed further?

Right, it's not there.
Len, what happened with the:
"Check for ACPI backlight support otherwise use vendor ACPIdrivers - version 4"
patches?

They are pretty essential for video.ko.
Otherwise graphics devices may get double poked (through vendor_acpi.ko drivers)
or may register for graphics cards which are not there.

Thomas


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