View Full Version : [ubuntu] C library for the apple logo backlight on the laptop lid?

June 25th, 2010, 06:31 AM

I know my general way around C (and know how to use google) and my question is if there was a C library that allows access to the apple backlight on the back of the screen on MacBooks.

My idea is that I want to code a program that makes that apple logo on the back blink when I have a new message in Pidgin or an email if I'm idle from my laptop.

is this doable? or is this just an Apple user's dream?

June 25th, 2010, 08:10 AM
The source of light for the apple logo is the laptop screen's backlight. It is not separately programmable.

June 25th, 2010, 08:31 AM
Ah, that's too bad.

Would have been awesome if it was programmable though.