Subject: Re: [wscons] Switching off backlight of LCD ?
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/04/1999 10:42:03
Matthias Drochner <> writes:
> > 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...
> Well, it is no problem to add these constants. A VGA
> driver without in-depth knowledge of the video card can
> only set the "on" and "off" states however. (At least
> this is what the Xfree86 source indicates.)

So an IOCTL should tell you what you can do, and if you can do the
in-between, you can do those, and if you can't, you can just do on and
off. Simple enough.

We should document all this carefully in the wscons driver man page
and in the screenblank man page...