Letux Kernel

Issue 885: LCD Backlight / keyboard backlight - proper configuration

Reported by Michael Mrozek, Jun 14, 2018

I haven't checked that, so it could be this already has been done 
properly (please close the issue in this case).

I noticed on my Thinkpad (which also has keyboard backlight) that 
Linux knows about both about the display and keyboard backlight as 
well as the allowed values.

KDE clearly recognizes this as keyboard backlight (it shows a small 
keyboard symbol with a slider to change the backlight).

Not sure if we setup our LEDs so that Linux knows this is a keyboard 
(or LCD) backlight.

If not, this should be done.

Comment 1 by Andreas Kemnade, Feb 16, 2019

what is done now is that display backlight is coupled to display so 
if display is turned off, backlight is also turned off.
accepted upstream for gta04 lcd, but missed the merge window for 5.1 
(closed at 5.0-rc5), similar solution has been developed for pyra 
But that does not influence userspace decision which backlight 
belongs to what. No idea if there is work needed.
Status: Started

Created: 6 years 3 days ago by Michael Mrozek

Updated: 5 years 4 months ago

Status: Started

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