Graphical Backlight Setting

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Zerock
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Graphical Backlight Setting

Postby Zerock » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:59 am

I run Trisquel Mini on my netbook which ships LXDE. One of the only things that has frustrated me is having to set the backlight manually with xbacklight each boot.

I'd like to create a graphical setting manager for this that affects nehavior between boots. How can I begin contributing?

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Re: Graphical Backlight Setting

Postby seppalta » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:20 pm

Create a simple shell script (http://lxlinux.com/#11) and put it in the appropriate autostart (http://lxlinux.com/#4 file or folder for your system. That should carry out the backlight command automatically at boot-up. Without more information (for example, command that carries out what you want to achieve), I cannot supply details.

Zerock
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Re: Graphical Backlight Setting

Postby Zerock » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:45 am

I had considered that, but I do actually want to make a graphical setting for it.

I love the CLI, but it will be easier to "sell" LXDE to new users with more graphical options.

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Re: Graphical Backlight Setting

Postby drooly » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:35 am

i think it would be a good idea to get it working first, and then create a GUI for it.
have you thought of different use cases, hardware, laptop detection...?

for the gui, there is various ways to achieve that, e.g. python has good support for gtk.

Zerock
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Re: Graphical Backlight Setting

Postby Zerock » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:05 pm

The backend functionality is already done, in the form of xbacklight. No need to reinvent the wheel.

This thread is not a question of "how do I make a program?". It's a question of "how can I submit my program to be a part of LXDE?".

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Re: Graphical Backlight Setting

Postby Rex Bouwense » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:50 pm

Unfortunately, the developers seldom visit the forum. However, if you check the web sites at the beginning of this section you will have a way to communicate with them. Click on SourceForge, navigate to tickets, use the drop down menu, and choose feature requests. There you can find a list of the feature requests and their status.
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ren_hoek
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Re: Graphical Backlight Setting

Postby ren_hoek » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:44 pm

Hello everyone,

There is a little plugin like this : https://github.com/cangocmen/lxpanel_brightness
It's basicly a lxpanel plugin can change brightness values with xbacklight.

It's a little bit late, hope it helps.


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