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Re: Controlling display brightness

On Sat, 2012-06-23 at 10:16 -0800, Kristen R wrote:
> >> 	I am running Debian 2.6.32-5-powerpc-smp (Sqeeze) on my Mystic G4 Apple
> >> computer. I am also utilizing an Apple keyboard. I have  noticed that
> >> while the keyboard does have two keys for brightness control, neither
> >> one functions in this capacity. I also find that I have nothing with
> >> which to control display brightness on my Samsung T220.

Typically these functions are provided by your desktop environment, so
the ideal answer might depend somewhat on whether you use e.g. GNOME.

> 	Also, the Apple PowerMac's do not use ACPI I have been told. So Apple
> has some other mechanism as bright/dim, putting the monitor to sleep
> along with hibernation are all functional under OS X and work on my
> computer.

Yes, for older Apples you should look at pommed / (now dead) pbbuttonsd.


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