Mackbook pro nvidia based video backlight

Patrick Lamaizière patfbsd at
Wed Jan 28 14:01:20 PST 2009

Le Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:33:28 +0100,
Ed Schouten <ed at> :

> > Not really. The xorg intel driver is already able to deal with this.
> > I don't know about NVIDIA.
> Yes, but that's what I mean. It will be a cold day in hell when "nv"
> supports this. As far as I can tell, it's just a pile of obfuscated C
> code.

Anyway the backlight is very very high even in the console, I don't
want to use X for this, i will not be able to set it at boot-time.

Thanks for your replies, i will use both sysctl and a character device.


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