Re: [PATCH 2/2] misc: Add dell-laptop driver

From: Matt Domsch
Date: Tue Dec 02 2008 - 12:02:48 EST

On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 04:34:44PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Add a driver for controling Dell-specific backlight and rfkill interfaces.
> This driver makes use of the dcdbas interface to the Dell firmware to allow
> the backlight and rfkill interfaces on Dell systems to be driven through the
> standardised sysfs interfaces.

ack on the rfkill aspect.

For the backlight, right now, userspace HAL calls out to libsmbios to
modify the backlight settings. Will this conflict? Or is it HAL that
would decide to use either the standard sysfs interface if present,
falling back to libsmbios if not?


Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO &
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