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inotify is cool, and really bugging me.

Dear Lazyweb, Why doesn't inotifywatch /sys/kernel/uevent_seqnum work? I get no changes reported at all – and I've even tried using inotify in C adding a watch for IN_ALL_EVENTS. Maybe I'm being really stupid here, but inotify doesn't seem to work at all for sysfs. Help appreciated. Thanks. EDIT: Yes, I was being stupid. sysfs doesn't […]

New, well, old gnome-power-preferences UI.

During the 2.17.x development phase, I was experimenting with the g-p-p UI. I changed the preferences to be per-task (e.g. “display”) rather than per state (e.g. “on ac”) so we could add more configuration parameters. Yes I know, bad, bad, bad – read on… A few people, who's opinions I respect, told me that the […]

OLPC looking great…

OLPC people: wow. My test-B laptop arrived yesterday morning. I assumed I would have to stick with the test-A boards for hibernate and suspend testing – but no. Of course, now I feel guilty for not doing more on the power management side of things – so as soon as exams have finished (1 more […]

inhibit applet

Okay, one down, a few more to go. Now we have a fully functional inhibit applet. Inhibit applet (with wrong icons) The icons are of course wrong, but I've asked on tango-list for better metaphors (and hopefully better icons).This applet took about 40 minutes to write. The reason for this is my MATLAB simulations take […]

Cool new applets…

Now that gnome-power-manager can do trivial applets, I'm open to suggestions to what would be sane to expose to a power user as additional “manually add” features.Ideas I'm playing with at the moment include: Hotspot applet : click the icon and the computer won't auto-suspend or blank the screen until it is clicked again. Useful […]

Changing the brightness on the desktop

I've just merged Benjamin Canou's new brightness applet into gnome-power-manager CVS. It's still WIP, but it looking good already. Some sweet applet action… If you've got a laptop without brightness buttons, you can now change the brightness easily. And yes, before anyone has a coronary, this is an applet and not another notification area icon, […]

The Lenovo laptop panel saga continues…

Reading back byte EC0:0x31 on a IBM Thinkpad embedded controller returns the laptop panel brightness. Setting this byte changes the panel brightness. This is how the ibm_acpi module has worked for years. Hacky, but it worked.On a Lenovo N100, doing this didn't work due a slightly different embedded controller. I've managed to work out that […]

Lenovo backlight class support.. bad bad bad…

In my opinion, Lenovo didn't read the ACPI specification when designing the N100 line of notebooks. I'm unable to get the backlight class support working on my notebook due to the missing _BQC (Brightness Query Current level) method which is meant to be present in the BIOS.Lenovo do implement the _BCL (Query List of Brightness […]

Busy busy busy

Apologies if I have not answered any emails or bugzillas for a week or so – I've been stressed out of my face for the last week or so. I'll catch up at this weekend.

Now it's in CVS…

UI exposed in gnome-power-manager Any comments on the language used in the warning dialogue? Legally I don't think I can use the words explode, overheat or fire. Thanks.

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