Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] no backlight on radeon after recent kernel "upgrade"s

From: Joel Becker
Date: Wed Feb 21 2007 - 21:10:59 EST

On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 01:11:18AM +0000, James Simmons wrote:
> > *$> grep BACKLIGH /boot/config-2.6.20
> > # CONFIG_FB_BACKLIGHT is not set
> You need to explictly enable the backlight for your fbdev driver. It
> doesn't do the selecting magically for you.
> Jus do a make "favorite"config and go to the fbdev menu and select the
> backlight option for your fbdev driver.

I would think that we'd always want to enable the backlight.
How are people supposed to Just Know that the kernel defaults to a black



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