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Thread: How to get the keyboard backlight working on the Macbook Air

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    How to get the keyboard backlight working on the Macbook Air

    I already posted this in the archives, but with modifications it might be of interest to all MBA users, so here we go:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...3&postcount=46

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    Re: How to get the keyboard backlight working on the Macbook Air

    Would you mind submitting this as a bug report along with your fix to launchpad?
    It'd be nice to see this make it into the next set of patches

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    Re: How to get the keyboard backlight working on the Macbook Air

    I have submitted two bugfixes upstream, one for the F5/F6 problem (http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10947), and one for the MBA detection problem (http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10948). I frankly do not know how to speed up the release loop by applying patches to the ubuntu kernel. Please advice.

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    Re: How to get the keyboard backlight working on the Macbook Air

    Hello Henrik,

    You could file a bug report with the respective patches at launchapd. Then you can send an email to the kernel-team mailing list (https://lists.ubuntu.com/). I've had success there before, with the patch making it into the kernel in a couple of weeks!

    Alex

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    Re: How to get the keyboard backlight working on the Macbook Air

    I think those patches are most appropriate to the vanilla kernel. They will filter down eventually. I can't say that they are likely high enough priority to make it into the Ubuntu kernel very soon.

    Also, when filing specific Mactel-related bugs. Try to add the "mactel-support" project. This is just a generic project that will help us track open bugs.

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