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SubjectRe: [V3 PATCH 2/2] drivers-gpu-drm-i915-quirk-backlight-inverted.patch
On Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:52:21 +0100, Carsten Emde <> wrote:
> Following the documentation of the Legacy Backlight Brightness (LBB)
> Register in the configuration space of some Intel PCI graphics adapters,
> setting the LBB register with the value 0x0 causes the backlight to be
> turned off, and 0xFF causes the backlight to be set to 100% intensity
> (
> The Acer Aspire 5734Z, however, turns the backlight off at 0xFF and sets
> it to maximum intensity at 0. In consequence, the screen of this systems
> becomes dark at an early boot stage which makes it unusable. The same
> inversion applies to the BLC_PWM_CTL I915 register. This problem was
> introduced in kernel version 2.6.38 when the PCI device of this system
> was first supported by the i915 KMS module.
> This patch adds a quirk to invert the sense of the brightness variable
> in case an Acer Aspire 5734Z is encountered.
> Signed-off-by: Carsten Emde <>

That looks a lot better. However, can I ask for another follow-on patch
to enable this quirk by a module parameter as well? I would like to make
it easier for anyone else hitting this issue to identity the problem and
find a temporary solution until their machine is also quirked.

> static void intel_init_quirks(struct drm_device *dev)
> Index: linux-3.3-rc7/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_panel.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-3.3-rc7.orig/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_panel.c
> +++ linux-3.3-rc7/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_panel.c
> @@ -28,6 +28,7 @@
> * Chris Wilson <>
> */
> +#include <linux/moduleparam.h>
> #include "intel_drv.h"

That include is now not required.

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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