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ACPI_VIDEO(4)         DragonFly Kernel Interfaces Manual         ACPI_VIDEO(4)


acpi_video -- ACPI Video Extensions driver


device acpi_video


This driver uses the ACPI Video Extensions to control display switching and backlight brightness. The availability of the sysctl(8) variables depends on the functions offered by the host's ACPI implementation.


The following sysctls are currently implemented, where <device> is crt, lcd, or tv: hw.acpi.video.<device>.active Current state of the output device. hw.acpi.video.<device>.levels List of supported brightness levels. hw.acpi.video.<device>.brightness Current brightness level of the device. hw.acpi.video.<device>.fullpower Preset brightness level to be used in full power mode. hw.acpi.video.<device>.economy Preset brightness level to be used in economy mode. Defaults for these variables can be set in sysctl.conf(5), which is parsed at boot-time.


acpi(4), loader.conf(5), sysctl.conf(5), sysctl(8)


The acpi_video driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3 and was imported into DragonFly 2.1.


The acpi_video driver was written by Taku YAMAMOTO <taku@cent.saitama-u.ac.jp>. This manual page was written by Mark Santcroos <marks@ripe.net>.


Some systems only perform output switching via SMM even though they export the proper information via ACPI. On such systems, the proper hotkeys or OEM driver (for example, acpi_toshiba(4)) must be used instead. DragonFly 3.7 November 8, 2004 DragonFly 3.7

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