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Re: GNOME 2.6 and /dev/pmu

On Sun, 2004-04-18 at 03:43, Lucas Moulin wrote:
> I'm writing to this list since I know some of you are already using
> GNOME 2.6 from experimental on your PPC machines.

Yep, and building and uploading them as they come along. :)

> Well, I made the upgrade today, and everything's working fine, except
> that everytime I log in GNOME, I get a dialog box saying : "permissions
> on /dev/pmu are broken". Permissions are set as follows :
> $ ls -l /dev/pmu
> crw-------    1 root     root      10, 154 2004-04-14 16:48 /dev/pmu
> I'm using GNOME up-to-date, kernel 2.4.25-ben1, gdm to log, and
> pbbuttonsd up-to-date. In fact, I didn't get this message in GNOME 2.4,
> and I don't see any problem in 2.6 so far. I'd just like to know why I
> get this error message.

It's probably from the acme code, which is now integrated into
gnome-settings-daemon from the capplets package. IIRC it needs to access
/dev/pmu for backlight control.

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
Libre software enthusiast    |   http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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