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Re: Permission for 'dev/pmu'

On Sun, 9 Jan 2005, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 08:48:39PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> >         if (fd < 0) {
> >                 *error = g_error_new_literal (ACME_FBLEVEL_ERROR,
> >                                               ACME_FBLEVEL_ERROR_WRONG_PERMS,
> >                                               _("Wrong permission for
> > '/dev/pmu' device"));
> just kill this warning.  Debian works just fine without backlight
> control on both my ibook and the g5.  And it's really not worth giving
> hardware control to an unadited GUI program.

Having been trying various ways to fix this for a number of days, I'm slowly
coming to the conclusion that the best option for Debian would be to purge all
of ACME's Powerbook-specific LCD control code out of the way. 

If upstream ever gets around cleaning up this code to use safer, more generic
methods, such as doing everything via 'pmud' then we could reintroduce it.

Any objection?

Martin-Éric Racine, ICT Consultant

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