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    Phoronix: Radeon Driver Begins Stacking Changes For Linux 3.7

    The Radeon DRM driver already has a few features in its development branch that is being prepared for merging into the future Linux 3.7 kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2MjM

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    now have backlight control on imac 27 2011 !

    now have backlight control on imac 27 2011 !

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kapouer View Post
      now have backlight control on imac 27 2011 !
      Source? This would be truly amazing. I'm running Linux on an imac 27" + 27" cinema display at work (where you can choose your OS, but not the machine) and backlight is a huge problem.

      Currently, the only decent workaround seems to be using redshift which somewhat dims the screen.

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      • #4
        It depends on how Apple implemented the backlight control. If they used the controller on the GPU, it may work with the new code. If they implemented it via some custom controller (often the case with Apple products) it won't help.

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        • #5
          I gave the links here:
          http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12137391

          but it'd be a better idea to use the branch the article is talking about.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by agd5f View Post
            It depends on how Apple implemented the backlight control. If they used the controller on the GPU, it may work with the new code. If they implemented it via some custom controller (often the case with Apple products) it won't help.
            This is nice you read this I applied some of your patches to linux 3.5 and now i have a working backlight control.
            http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...ly/025535.html

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            • #7
              So what generation chipsets does the Radeon ACPI improvements support. Will there ever be improvements for older generation chipsets?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Decatf View Post
                So what generation chipsets does the Radeon ACPI improvements support. Will there ever be improvements for older generation chipsets?
                The atom backlight control should work on all atom capable systems that utilize the on-chip backlight controller (r4xx-SI). The AMD specific ACPI methods work on any systems that implement them which I think started in the r6xx timeframe.

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