Fedora 15, new and exciting plans
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:
>> 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
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