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Re: Permissions on power management device nodes?

On Tue, 2004-07-27 at 15:24 +0200, Michael Schmitz wrote:

> >
> > So this is all just a plain bug in GNOME?
> Looks like it, from my POV. /dev/pmu can't be shared it seems. So gnome
> should not even try to touch it. Implementing concurrent access to the PMU
> may be possible at kernel level (taking proper care to lock out write
> access by multiple processes), with such a measure we could permit
> Gnome to play with the PMU as well. Not for snoozing, that should be
> handled through pmud or equivalent. And for reading power state there's
> /proc/apm. IOW, I don't understand what Gnome needs to access /dev/pmu
> for.

I think it tries to access it to control the backlight from the Apple's
computer. It comes from ACME and If I remember it right is what ACME
needed to control it.


> 	Michael
Carlos Perelló Marín
Debian GNU/Linux Sid (PowerPC)
Linux Registered User #121232
mailto:carlos@pemas.net || mailto:carlos@gnome.org
Valencia - Spain

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