Fedora 15, new and exciting plans
mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Wed Nov 24 14:21:56 UTC 2010
On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 09:51:13PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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?
It's been repeatedly pointed out that you still need HAL (or a
workalike) if you want backlight control. The replacement isn't ready
because the upstream kernel maintainer went AWOL for an extended period
> Surely copying&pasting HAL code into a helper which runs as root as gnome-
> power-manager does isn't a long-term-viable solution!
You're right! It's not! Which is why nobody has claimed it is.
> 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
There is a hope, but it's going to have to happen at the server level
rather than the driver level - otherwise we're going to leave behind
various other drivers as well. Not all the world is nvidia, intel or
radeon despite how much easier that'd make things.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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