Fedora 15, new and exciting plans

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Nov 23 20:51:13 UTC 2010


Matthew Garrett wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 06:23:10PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 
>> Huh? KDE trunk (4.6) already uses XRandR backlight setting in PowerDevil:
>> 
http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/powerdevil/daemon/backends/upower/xrandrbrightness.cpp?revision=1194096&view=markup
>> and it appears to work fine for those who have coded this.
>> 
>> It might not to work for proprietary drivers, but that's those drivers'
>> problem. KDE basically requires XRandR since at least 4.0.
> 
> Well, that's unfortunate - XRandR backlight control is only implemented
> on -intel.

Well, what's unfortunate is that HAL got deprecated long before replacements 
for all its parts were ready. KDE already waited for quite some time before 
implementing the replacements for HAL and was heavily criticized for that 
out of some circles. And STILL, the replacement isn't ready?

Surely copying&pasting HAL code into a helper which runs as root as gnome-
power-manager does isn't a long-term-viable solution!

How about next time the replacements get implemented BEFORE everyone 
scrambles to replace HAL and those who don't get yelled at for waiting until 
things actually work?!

Is there a hope that radeon and nouveau get fixed to support XRandR 
backlight control by F15? (I don't give a darn about Catalyst/fglrx and 
nvidia.)

        Kevin Kofler



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