Re: [PATCH] ACPI: video: DMI workaround broken Acer 5710 BIOS enablingdisplay brightness

From: Ozan ÃaÄlayan
Date: Mon Jun 14 2010 - 12:19:24 EST

Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 10:17:44AM +0300, Ozan ÃaÄlayan wrote:
>> Acer Aspire 5710 suffers from a similar ACPI problem reported at:
> Bleah. Is this really necessary? If we set maximum brightness and then
> read back something other than maximum brightness, then that gives us
> the offset.

By *this* do you mean the specific quirk that I sent or the whole offset workaround
suggested and upstreamed in the bug report?

Actually I sync'ed the video driver from linux-2.6 on top of and applied this patch.
The user reported that it fixed the issue but it is possible that this quirk
is NOOP and the bug is already fixed with what I've backported.

I'll let him try without the patch, and report back.

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