Package Details: mba6x_bl-dkms latest-1

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Package Base: mba6x_bl-dkms
Description: Backlight for mba6x to fix post suspend/resume brightness.
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Keywords: brighness driver macbook
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: mba6x_bl
Provides: mba6x_bl
Submitter: frank604
Maintainer: hobarrera
Last Packager: hobarrera
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.032784
First Submitted: 2014-02-03 12:32
Last Updated: 2016-04-21 23:47

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dougv commented on 2016-05-08 16:57

hi. getting an error when installing with pacaur:

[CODE] mba6x_bl-dkms package(s) failed to install. Check .SRCINFO for mismatching data with PKGBUILD. [/CODE]

googling has not helped me fix this up. any tips?

thanks in advance

hobarrera commented on 2016-04-21 23:47

Sorry, looks like I'd never pushed my latest local changes. Current PKGUILD should work fine.

ericgroom commented on 2016-04-21 22:44

I just tried what @realwaysdi suggested and everything seems to be working perfectly for me. I have an early 2014 MBA running kernel version 4.5.1-1

realwaysdi commented on 2016-04-21 08:54

I solve this problem for my MacBook Air.
Edit the PKGBUILD:
depends=('dkms' 'linux-headers')


hobarrera commented on 2016-03-20 07:12

@ericgroom: Yes, you should be able to boot via an USB drive or something and chroot.

Here's the exact upstream issue with details:

Basically, I couldn't get brightness over 0%, but there are suggested workarounds.

ericgroom commented on 2016-03-19 22:54

I'm not super familiar with dkms. If it did break my system, would I be able to chroot in and uninstall the package?

hobarrera commented on 2016-03-17 01:51

Kernel >= 4.4 support seem broken. There's an upstream issue for that. You can edit the PKGBUILD if you want to try it anyway, but it MAY break your system.

ericgroom commented on 2016-03-17 00:06

I am on 4.4.5-1-ARCH and upon attempting to install I get the error, "error: target not found: linux<4.4"

vennahlot commented on 2016-03-13 21:33

After the latest kernel update, it works fine again on my laptop(early 2015 11" MBA).

$uname -r

hobarrera commented on 2016-02-16 14:16

I used LUKS and LVM, and thought mounting /boot failed, mounting / worked, and in the rescue mode, reinstalling linux "worked" (mkinitcpio failed, and pacman exited with an error). The system worked after that.

> Anyways, thanks for this advice anyways, hopefully it can help someone else if they find themselves in a similar situation.

Hopefully, yes.

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