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  • willmore
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    Originally posted by Ericg View Post
    Thats the problem though... This got discussed at XDC (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO7nU3-MGMw ) on some laptops a backlight of 0 means the -display- is totally off, on some it means the -backlight- is totally off, and on some it means that backlight is on but its set the absolute minimum it supports while still being enabled. All depends on the manufacturer of the machine and the age of the machine.
    So how's the kernel going to fix that? I can agree that, if it's a 'respect the API' issue with kernel drivers, they may have a point, but if it's a 'we pass values to ACPI and it does some undocumented magic', there's not much the kernel can do. Now you're into the realm of some userland tool that looks at the hardware and does-the-right-thing.

    Or, and forgive me for being so very un GNOME, but you could just have a user setting where the behavior could be specified and tested. I know the arguement "the user shouldn't have to deal with stuff like that" and I agree, but that's not the situation. The situation is that the software simply can't deal with all possible situations and *intentionally limiting the ability of the user to help* is a bad idea. Yes, the user shouldn't have to, but that doesn't justify keeping them from it is they need it.

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  • Ericg
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    Originally posted by Ardje View Post
    My experience is that 0 means backlight off, independent of the LCD being driven or not. It means that with enough sunlight you can still read your text with backlight turned off.
    Not every backlight can be turned off. So 0 defaults to a safe value then.
    Thats the problem though... This got discussed at XDC (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO7nU3-MGMw ) on some laptops a backlight of 0 means the -display- is totally off, on some it means the -backlight- is totally off, and on some it means that backlight is on but its set the absolute minimum it supports while still being enabled. All depends on the manufacturer of the machine and the age of the machine.

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by Creak View Post
    Personally, I'd really like to not have my screen switching from black screen to VT two or three times before I finally get to GDM. (Or at least something easier than what we have today)
    This feels unprofessional compared to other OS'es
    Yeah, and for Plymouth to actually really work.

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  • Creak
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    Personally, I'd really like to not have my screen switching from black screen to VT two or three times before I finally get to GDM. (Or at least something easier than what we have today)
    This feels unprofessional compared to other OS'es

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  • Ardje
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    Screen backlight guidelines: is 0 backlight "no backlight"
    My experience is that 0 means backlight off, independent of the LCD being driven or not. It means that with enough sunlight you can still read your text with backlight turned off.
    Not every backlight can be turned off. So 0 defaults to a safe value then.

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  • phoronix
    started a topic Features GNOME Developers Want In The Linux Kernel

    Features GNOME Developers Want In The Linux Kernel

    Phoronix: Features GNOME Developers Want In The Linux Kernel

    Made into a concise list is a number of features that GNOME developers want to see landed within the Linux kernel, in hopes of kernel developers eventually tackling these wish list features that could help not only GNOME but other desktops too...

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