Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445094
Review Request: pommed - Apple laptop hotkey event handler
Last modified: 2013-08-14 00:59:23 EDT
Spec URL: http://www.diffingo.com/downloads/diffingo-repo/review/pommed.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.diffingo.com/downloads/diffingo-repo/review/pommed-1.18-0.1.20080502svn.fc9.src.rpm
pommed handles the hotkeys found on the Apple PowerBook, MacBook, MacBook Pro,
and MacBook Air laptops.
pommed can adjust the LCD backlight, sound volume, keyboard backlight and eject
the CD-ROM drive. pommed also monitors the ambient light sensors to
automatically light up the keyboard backlight on the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air
and PowerBook when applicable. pommed also supports the Apple Remote.
rpmlint is not silent, however I think it is safe to ignore these warnings:
pommed.x86_64: W: dangerous-command-in-%pre cp
--> This is done to move the now mbpeventd configuration file to the pommed one, as the pommed and mbpeventd projects have merged
pommed.x86_64: W: incoherent-subsys /etc/init.d/pommed $prog
--> rpmlint doesn't realize $prog = pommed
pommed.x86_64: W: service-default-enabled /etc/init.d/pommed
--> This is the desired behaviour
pommed-gpomme.x86_64: W: no-documentation
--> Doesn't matter
pommed-wmpomme.x86_64: W: no-documentation
--> Doesn't matter
Shouldn't this all just get handled properly by hal these days?
Probably should, but I have no idea how to do that... I'm not sure if it has
anything to do with HAL, but I know it has it's own policy and dbus configuration.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Probably should, but I have no idea how to do that... I'm not sure if it has
> anything to do with HAL, but I know it has it's own policy and dbus
HAL does take care of the volume up/down/mute keys on my Macbook out of the box on Fedora. I don't use the other keys too much so I am not sure.
The media keys work fine now with HAL, the only thing that pommed does do that HAL doesn't at the moment is backlight control. I heard that was coming in 2.6.27, but I'm not sure if that holds true or not. Either way, I guess I'll close this since the package isn't of much use.
As of Fedora 12 and kernel 188.8.131.52-127, the keyboard back-light is constantly on, running on a Macbook Pro 2.2.
Sound and LCD brightness work out of the box, but eject button and keyboard backlight don't.
Do we still need this now?