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    SubjectRe: 2.6.38-rc2: acpi backlight control missing
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    Am Samstag, den 22.01.2011, 20:43 +0100 schrieb Rafael J. Wysocki:
    > On Saturday, January 22, 2011, Thomas Meyer wrote:
    > > with 2.6.38-rc2 the acpi backlight is gone:
    > >
    > > any ideas?
    >
    > Not really, but Matthew may have some (CCed).

    Okay, found the problem.

    This commit broke my backlight:

    commit 677bd810eedce61edf15452491781ff046b92edc
    Author: Zhang Rui <rui.zhang@intel.com>
    Date: Mon Dec 6 15:04:21 2010 +0800

    ACPI video: remove output switching control

    This is because in function
    "acpi_is_video_device()" (drivers/acpi/video_detect.c) the backlight
    device is only checked when some video capabilities were found, but by
    removing the check for the VIDEO_OUTPUT_SWITCHING (that seems to be the
    only video capability on my system) the check for the backlight device
    isn't done anymore.

    by reverting above commit, the backlight is back again.

    kind regards
    thomas




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