Xorg framebuffer and brightness of screen
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 20:37:38 UTC 2021
On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 12:36 AM Riza Dindir <riza.dindir at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Ken.
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 12:56 AM Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 10:16:18AM +0300, Riza Dindir wrote:
> > > Hello Ken
> > >
> > > I am using gop, and a framebuffer. When i try to use the xrandr, it says
> > > "gamma is set to 0", or "failed to get size of gamma for output default".
> > >
> > > I can set the gamma uaing xgamma and in the xorg.conf file.
> > >
> > > Riza
> > >
> > No idea what gop is - google suggests it's the american republican
> > party ;-)
> :D That is the graphics output protocol.
> My radeon device is not recognized by the kernel (netbsd) and I am
> using a framebuffer.
> > Did you search for that "failed to get" message ? Google gives me a lot of
> > different matches, some for failing to correctly add a new mode,
> > others for running with nvidia drivers or in virtualbox, or with out
> > of date manufacturer's video driver.
> > https://askubuntu.com/questions/441040/failed-to-get-size-of-gamma-for-output-default-when-trying-to-add-new-screen-res
> > For an ubuntu-based kernel with at-the-time recent intel graphics
> > hardware, adding a boot arg to enable alpha-quality intel support.
> > https://itectec.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-xrandr-failed-to-get-size-of-gamma-for-output-default-for-mdp-type-connection/
> > In short, finding the answer really does seem to depend on what
> > hardware and distro are in use. I'm assuming you're using some sort
> > of linux.
> What I am trying to do is reduce the brightness of the LCD on my
> laptop. Since I am using a framebuffer, I thought that I could do that
> with the gamma values. But xrandr fails with a message relating to
> the gamma values being 0 or not set.
You might get lucky if your system supports backlight control via
hotkeys or some ACPI interface which your BSD supports. If not, then
not. There's no backlight control in GOP.
> > ĸen
> > --
> > Vetinari smiled. "Can you keep a secret, Mister Lipwig?"
> > "Oh, yes, sir. I've kept lots."
> > "Capital. And the point is, so can I. You do not need to know.”
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