user changable brightness? [Was: Re: acpi_sony - no powerd,
no man page!]
Emanuel.strobl at gmx.net
Wed Sep 28 05:36:37 PDT 2005
Am Dienstag, 27. September 2005 17:02 CEST schrieb Oliver Fromme:
> Emanuel Strobl <Emanuel.strobl at gmx.net> wrote:
> > But now I have the problem that a regular user can't change the
> > brightness:
> > akima:~>6: sysctl -w dev.acpi_sony.0.brightness=5
> > dev.acpi_sony.0.brightness: 7
> > sysctl: dev.acpi_sony.0.brightness: Operation not permitted
> > Is there a tunable to allow regular users to write to dev. sysctls or
> > even better, a sysctl MIB security mask to assign "rights" to a
> > specific MIB?
> How about using "sudo" or "super" (from ports collection)?
Hmm, I never used these but I guess you have to enter the SuperUser
password. I don't want any user to know that...
I think I had heard of security control mechanisms for sysctl, but I can't
Are there any user-writable sysctl nodes?
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