Re: PowerBook G4 screen in Debian not as bright as Mac OS X or OpenBSD
On Sun, 12 Aug 2007 00:32:04 +0000 (UTC)
Amit Uttamchandani <email@example.com> wrote:
> I installed 'powerprefs' from aptitude and followed your instructions. A few
> points from the display page.
> * Under LCD Tab: Current Brightness Level: 100%
> * Under Options: Simply has framebuffer options
The driver is printed right below the current brightness level. I use
powerprefs 0.8.0 and pbbuttonsd 0.8.1. Debian is a little bit behind
because unfortunately the package is currently marked as orphaned.
> I tried looking at other places but I can't seem to find the place where it
> displays Driver information. I installed it from the stable branch. Maybe the
> version is outdated?
Yes, but the version in stable works quite well on PowerPC. The changes
in the new releases are mainly aimed at the new Intel based MacBooks.
I think also the new versions won't fix your brightness problem because
it does nothing else as Yves-Alexis wrote in his email. Nevertheless you
might want to give it a try.
> Also, I've read something about pommed package available in testing and
> unstable. Do you have any experiences with that?
Pommed is a small daemon created to support the Intel-based MacBooks.
The latest version got also support for PowerBooks but the main focus
is MacBook. It has only a subset of pbbuttonsd's features, but it does
a good job. Nevertheless it won't fix your brightness problem because
it uses the same methods to control the brightness as pbbuttonsd.