Backlight control

Michael Stone michael.r.stone at
Sat Jan 24 10:59:39 EST 2009

David -- why quibble over ohm when you've got NM and HAL to worry about?

Paul -- why are the /sys nodes only writable by root?


On 1/24/09, david at <david at> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 3:43 PM,  <pgf at> wrote:
>>> but if ohmd is going to be in the middle, then the published
>>> api for requesting those changes should be more transparent than
>>> requiring every application be in python and have knowledge of
>>> dbus.
>> There is no python dependency and I personally have no problems with a
>> dep on dbus. Leaving aside technical considerations about dbus, pretty
>> much everything in the desktop land requires it these days (and ohm is
>> heavily based on it afaik). It's not worth to resist the flow ;)
> so is there a standard that says that every desktop must use dbus now? If
> so I missed the memo.
> I don't have much of a problem with any individual desktop deciding they
> want to use dbus (gnome, kde, etc) as I still have the choice to use other
> systems (lxde, windowmaker, etc)
> but to make fundamantal control of the hardware require dbus seems like a
> signficant step.
> David Lang
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