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Re: group nvram

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 05:37:49PM +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> > But I'm not aware of any reason that users need to access /dev/nvram,
> > generally.  The only tool I know of that uses this interface is
> > hotkey-setup, which runs a daemon as root to handle polling the nvram state,
> > so the group permissions don't matter.

> What way use other programs like pidging-blinklight these days?
> I remember that /dev/nvram was needed to get a blinking keyboard light years
> ago... not sure what the current way is.

A peek at the source says it uses /proc/acpi/ibm/light.

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