Currently Gentoo's sys-apps/hal is shipped without --with-macbook/--with-macbookpro. This means that some functionality like backlight adjusting is not working for Gentoo users with MacBooks. I've created a patch to add a USE-flag "mac", which handles this build options.
Created attachment 137240 [details, diff]
Patch adds USE-flag for macbook/macbook pro support
What's the issue with this? It's pretty easy to fix and would solve one headache for macbook users
Created attachment 176448 [details]
Took the above patch and applied to hal-0.5.11-r4.ebuild
Thanks for the patch, I was wondering why my keys stopped working, did some digging and it turns out it was hal :( Decided to check here before creating my own.
Will consider for 0.5.11-r8. (Please upgrade to 0.5.11-r7 with the newest hal-info and confirm that this functionality doesn't auto-enable itself in that situation)
+*hal-0.5.11-r8 (04 Feb 2009)
+ 04 Feb 2009; <email@example.com> +hal-0.5.11-r8.ebuild:
+ Revive a patch by Cardoe to fix test failures, closes bug #176535. Enable
+ support for MacBook/MacBook Pro if USE="laptop", closes bug #200643. Patch
+ from Ambroz Bizjak <firstname.lastname@example.org> removes ill-conceived UID checks so
+ NTFS volumes can be automounted, closes bug #205901. Upstream commits
+ scavenged by Ricardo Salveti <email@example.com> allow
+ mac80211-based wireless devices to be detected properly, closes bug
+ #246026. Reverted partition unhiding from bug #247025, it was already
+ controversial but has been proven to automount recovery partitions.