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SubjectRe: [PATCH] thinkpad_acpi: Add support for keyboard backlight
On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 02:07:10PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016, at 19:12, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> >
> > I can confirm this, my x230 has both. FWIW, BIOS hotkey
> > Fn+Space cycles through off, dim backlight, full backlight
> > and full thinklight. /sys/class/leds/tpacpi::thinklight/brightness
> > can be read (showing either 0 or 255) but writes are ignored.
> > Dito for /proc/acpi/ibm/light.
>
> We likely need to integrate better (future work) the new backlight
> control with the thinklight control and the firmware interface in the
> x230.
>
> Is the ACPI AML for fn+space readable enough, or is it trapping directly
> into SMM? Because if it interacts with the traditional higher-level
> ACPI AML we already use to talk to the thinklight (and now to the
> backlight), it should be relatively easy to fix the driver to better
> support the x230.

I have no clue about ACPI, do you have some hints
how to get the info you want? I found this:

sudo acpidump > acpidata.dat
acpixtract -sSSDT acpidata.dat
acpixtract -sDSDT acpidata.dat
iasl -d DSDT.dat SSDT*.dat

..and then look at the .dsl files that contain the AML assembler.

But what to look out for?

PS: failed to mention my x230 kernel was still 4.2.x in case it matters

Thanks,
Johannes

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