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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.18-mm2] acpi: add backlight support to the sony_acpi driver
    On Sun 01. Oct - 17:19:12, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Sat, 30 Sep 2006 19:08:10 +0200
    > Alessandro Guido <> wrote:
    > > Make the sony_acpi use the backlight subsystem to adjust brightness value
    > > instead of using the /proc/sony/brightness file.
    > > (Other settings will still have a /proc/sony/... entry)
    > umm, OK, but now how do I adjust my screen brightness? ;)
    > I assume that cute userspace applications for controlling backlight
    > brightness via the generic backlight driver either exist or are in
    > progress? What is the status of that?

    Most applications use HAL as a backend for display brightness these
    days. HAL still supports the old interface in /proc for the different
    brightness drivers, though, but the conversion to the new interface is on
    my TODO and I will do it this week. So userspace should have fixed this
    soon, so go ahead ;-)

    Btw, there's a patchset from Matthew Garrett [1] sent some time ago which
    also converts the asus_acpi, ibm_acpi and the toshiba_acpi drivers.


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