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Old 04-22-09, 04:58 AM   #1
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Default backlight problems with 180.44


I use pommed in debian to regulate the backlight of my macbook pro(santa rosa, 8600M). Pommed originally used some low-level bios(?) calls to dim the LED backlight. I also have this here as a separate application. Linux recently got a driver for this, called mbp_nvidia_bl, but in the last versions(2.6.28) it did not work as smooth. Now I have 2.6.29. Debian also upgraded Xorg and the nvidia binary driver complained about incompatible API. So I upgraded the driver too.

Unfortunately, I now can not dim the backlight anymore, with either method. The separate tool also doesn't work anymore.

Anybody know what this is and how to fix it? The backlight is always full and on the MBP, this is pretty damn bright..
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