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Date:   Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:20:54 -0800
From:   Darren Hart <>
To:     Andy Shevchenko <>
Cc:     kedar kedar <>,
        "" <>,
        Platform Driver <>
Subject: Re: Feature request - support kbd_backlight on Hewlett-Packard

On Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 02:24:44PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> +Cc: correct subsystem
> On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 3:04 AM, kedar kedar <> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Can anyone please try add support for controlling keyboard backlight
> > via sysfs on Hewlett-Packard notebooks?
> > Maybe in a similar way as this last year patch for Thinkpad?
> >
> > BTW: This functionality is already supported (minimaly) on Apple,
> > ASUS, Dell, Samsung, Sony, Thinkpad, Toshiba :-)
> I dunno if my corporate windows laptop has this feature, though I
> can't do anything in near future regarding to this, no time.
> In any case it looks like HP stuff is kinda orphaned in PDx86
> subsystem (just occasional fixes happen).

Hi Kedar,

is there a bugzilla entry open for this? If not, this is a good way to
capture the problem and share details on the system with people that may
be able to help but do not have the hardware platform itself.

Darren Hart
VMware Open Source Technology Center

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