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Date:   Sun, 19 Mar 2023 08:34:55 +0100
From:   Takashi Iwai <>
To:     Hans de Goede <>
Cc:     Takashi Iwai <>,,,
Subject: Re: [REGRESSION] Missing nouveau backlight control on 6.2.x kernel

On Sat, 18 Mar 2023 17:49:28 +0100,
Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi Takashi,
> On 3/17/23 11:04, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > we've received a regression report on openSUSE Bugzilla about the
> > missing backlight control of nouveau device:
> >
> > 
> > On 6.1, with acpi_video=native option, the system provided
> > /sys/class/backlight/nv_backlight entry.
> > 
> > On 6.2, with acpi_video=native option, there is no entry in
> > /sys/class/backlight.  And without acpi_video option, it falls back to
> > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0, which doesn't work as expected.
> > 
> > Hans, could you check whether the recent change in video_detect.c (or
> > anything else) may influence on this?  My gut feeling is that the
> > culprit could be rather some change in nouveau (so dri-devel is
> > Cc'ed), but I'm not entirely sure...
> As I already told the reporter, who first contacted me by private email about this, all the drivers/acpi/video_detect.c changes which may influence this are also present in 6.1.y (IIRC >= 6.1.5) . So since this is being reported as only happening with 6.2.y I don't think the recent backlight detect rework is involved.
> And even if the recent backlight detect rework were involved, specifying acpi_backlight=native on the kernel commandline (as the reporter was doing before) should still work since it overrides all other backlight detection.
> So yes this seems to be a nouveau bug and should probably be reported following the instructions from:  (which I havealso told the reporter already).

Thanks for verification!


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