Package Details: mba6x_bl-dkms 0.0-1

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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
Submitter: frank604
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: WhyNotHugo
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2014-02-03 12:32
Last Updated: 2016-06-29 09:39

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WhyNotHugo commented on 2016-12-12 22:07

I can also confirm this. Note that's it's acpi_osi="!Darwin" (@melmeiro ommited the "!").

I actually already had this kernel option because it greatly improves battery life, so all I had to do was actually remove the package.

Since I won't be using this anymore, I'll no longer be maitaining this package, feel free to adopt it.

melmeiro commented on 2016-12-12 21:59

After reading rembo10's comment, I have decided to give a shut to putting acpi_osi=Darwin in kernel options. It worked like a charm. I will no longer keep in using mba6x_bl driver on my Macbook Air (early-2014). Thanks a lot. You made my day.

rembo10 commented on 2016-11-12 22:08

Hey - not sure if this helps anyone but adding acpi_osi="!Darwin" to my kernel options, I no longer needed to use this package

bandali commented on 2016-06-22 16:19

@hobarrera I'm getting the same error as @dougv. I brought it up on pacaur's issue tracker, and here's what the author said [1]:

> Please follow proper VCS guidelines. If the issue still happens, open a new bug report.

Can you please take a look and see whether we're properly following the AUR guidelines for VCS packages?



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

WhyNotHugo 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')


WhyNotHugo 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?