|Summary:||app-laptop/laptop-mode-tools - defaults to wrong path /proc/acpi/video/VID/LCD/brightness|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) <pavlix>|
|Component:||Current packages||Assignee:||Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) 2014-01-28 06:34:57 UTC
Power management HOWTO claims that the default LCD brigtness path used by laptop_mode isn't supported by new kernels. That information is most probably pretty old already, so that path won't probably be supported by kernels run by Gentoo users already. Source: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Power_management/HOWTO#Configuring_display_brightness I can confirm the nonexistence of that path on my Lenovo x201, as well as existence of the replacement suggested by the document: /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness Could we please switch the default value to the path supported by current kernels?
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers 2014-01-28 11:08:37 UTC
I suggest you get an account on https://wiki.gentoo.org/ and simply change it. As for app-laptop/laptop-mode-tools still referring to the deprecated /proc/acpi, that's a matter for its upstream developers to fix.
Comment 2 Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) 2014-01-28 15:51:06 UTC
I reported a bug in the [default] contents of a configuration file distributed as part of the app-laptop/laptop-mode-tools to help other Gentoo users avoid having to replace the obsolete path with the correct path. It's a trivial replacement that can be handled by a single 'sed' line in the ebuild. I can supply a patch for the ebuild if requested. (In reply to Jeroen Roovers from comment #1) > I suggest you get an account on https://wiki.gentoo.org/ I do have one: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/User:Pavlix > and simply change it. The Wiki correctly describes the very issue I'm reporting. We shouldn't change that until a fixed version of the package is available in the stable branch of Gentoo. The only sane thing I can do now is to refer to this closed bug report in the Wiki. > As for app-laptop/laptop-mode-tools still referring to the deprecated > /proc/acpi, that's a matter for its upstream developers to fix. I admit a bug in default configuration is not a particularly blocking issue and it's documented in the HOWTO, after all, but why don't we apply a trivial fix when it's available?