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Date:	Fri, 12 Nov 2010 13:39:22 +0900
From:	Norbert Preining <>
To:	Mattia Dongili <>
Cc:	Matthew Garrett <>,,
	ACPI Devel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: regression since 2.6.36: backlight in sony-laptop not working

On Fr, 12 Nov 2010, Mattia Dongili wrote:
> backlight (actually Fn+F[56]) is one of those keys the needs remapping
> these days, i.e. if xev doesn't get any event in X then you may need

It doesn't.

> $ diff -u <(sudo input-kbd 5) vaio-kbd
> /dev/input/event5
>    bustype : BUS_ISA
>    vendor  : 0x104d
>    product : 0x0
>    version : 0
>    name    : "Sony Vaio Keys"
>    bits ev : EV_SYN EV_KEY EV_MSC

	root$ input-kbd 8
	protocol version mismatch (expected 65536, got 65537)
and the same for all event devices??

I have input-kbd from xserver-xorg-input-kbd in Debian/sid, which is
at 1:1.4.0-2 version.

Does that mean that 2.6.37rc is too new for the user space?

Best wishes

Norbert Preining  ,,}
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