[obsolete] Dell XPS 13z / i915-enable-backlight

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**** THIS PPA IS OBSOLETE!
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**** Use the "Sputnik Kernel" PPA instead!:
**** https://launchpad.net/~canonical-hwe-team/+archive/sputnik-kernel
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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/954661

This kernel provides a new experimental kernel boot parameter "i915.enable_backlight=0".

    i915.enable_backlight=0 can be used to disable i915 backlight control
    and the /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight interface -- useful for
    systems where intel_backight conflicts with BIOS backlight control.

The default behavior is backlight enabled as usual (except see below). To actually disable the i915 intel_backlight interface, you must install this kernel AND boot with the new boot parameter set to "0" as indicated above.

This kernel (the "~kamal1" version) automatically disables i915 backlight control for the model(s), without requiring any special boot parameters:

    Dell XPS13 (thanks to Robert Hooker)

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:kamalmostafa/i915-enable-backlight to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kamalmostafa/i915-enable-backlight
sudo apt-get update
        
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kamalmostafa/i915-enable-backlight/ubuntu precise main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kamalmostafa/i915-enable-backlight/ubuntu precise main 
Signing key:
1024R/77C69C59057A766866EE16C7E0319082F37F3AB0 (What is this?)
Fingerprint:
77C69C59057A766866EE16C7E0319082F37F3AB0

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Kamal Mostafa.

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linux 3.2.0-23.36+kamal2~DellXPS13z (Newer version available) Kamal Mostafa (2012-04-24)
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