Backlight control

david at david at
Sat Jan 24 13:04:07 EST 2009

On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Michael Stone wrote:

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

NM (network manager) I can (and frequently do) disable.

HAL is starting to become more of a problem. very recently it was very 
easy to ignore it, the lasest releases make it hard, but I haven't 
yet dug into it enough to be sure that they won't work without it vs using 
it for defaults but still allowing you to specify things manually if it's 
not there.

David Lang

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