Subject: Re: [wscons] Switching off backlight of LCD ?
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/04/1999 10:15:54
Matthias Drochner <> writes:
> said:
> > Couldn't one make screenblank(1) (or is it (8)) work with wscons and
> > do this "generically"? 
> Looks not bad at a first glance - wouldn't need hooks
> within the driver.

How would we get away without hooks in the driver? Wouldn't you still
need an ioctl for screenblank to call?

> VESA has some states between "on" and "off" which it
> can't deal with, but the generic VGA driver can't either.

It would be nice to deal with those in-between states since it takes a
while for the monitor to warm up from deepest sleep. Extending
screenblank to deal with them would be nice...