Package Details: mba6x_bl-dkms 0.0-1

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Package Base: mba6x_bl-dkms
Description: Backlight for mba6x to fix post suspend/resume brightness.
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Keywords: brighness driver macbook
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: frank604
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: whynothugo
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2014-02-03 12:32
Last Updated: 2016-06-29 09:39

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albalajba commented on 2019-11-27 10:04

The thing is I do use app like that -> xbacklight but it doesn't seem to work after installing this update. Also I've installed light and it also doesn't work.

whynothugo commented on 2019-11-26 19:12

This is just the actual driver. You need some userspace app, like light from [community].

albalajba commented on 2019-11-26 15:39

How can I manually change backlight brightness after installing this?

whynothugo commented on 2018-10-03 05:23

@frank604: Thanks! I simply just don't use a MacBook any more, so I don't need this package, nor is it simple for me to test it.

Upstream has been pretty stable though, so I don't expect it to break soon.

frank604 commented on 2018-10-03 03:13

Wow hobz, after so many years of improving and maintaining this package, kudos to you sir.

whynothugo commented on 2018-10-02 15:58

I no longer own hardware which uses this driver, so I'll be disowning this package since I can't even test it any more.

Feel free to adopt this if you'd like to maintain this package.

whynothugo commented on 2016-12-15 00:57


melmeiro commented on 2016-12-14 18:11

I also never use Thunderbolt though I use the mini display port. Just to clarify that should we put acpi_osi=!Darwin, or acpi_osi="!Darwin"?

whynothugo commented on 2016-12-14 18:07

@melmeiro Honestly, I can't quite recall why I had to set acpi_osi=!Darwin, but I do believe it had to do with battery duration.

I very rarely use TB, and never hotplug it (though I do use the Mini DisplayPort), so I don't care (or even know) if hotplugging actually works for me.

melmeiro commented on 2016-12-14 17:09

After reading rembo10's comment, I made a research of "acpi_osi=!Darwin", and read a bunch of topics and discussions, in which they refer to "acpi_osi=Darwin". Besides, there is a news about "Thunderbolt hotplug support for Apple devices" in the LWN. You can access the story from "". I am just curious that is the difference between acpi_osi="!Darwin" and acpi_osi=Darwin. The second one already works like charm on my system. Thanks for your time.