You can find it at: http://drew.serialhacker.net/vaio_control.tar.gz
You either have to run it as root or throw the executable into
/usr/local/bin and set the sticky bit.
Thunder from the hill writes:
> Mark Smith wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 01:14:19AM +0800, Steve Underwood wrote:
> > > > This is probably a user-land and/or undocumented thing, but I am not
> > > > certain where to get the correct info.
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone know how to get the screen brightness control to work on a
> > > > Sony Vaio N505VE? There seems to be some sort of proprietary hook to get
> > > > it to work that requires their install of Windows. (This is a problem as
> > > > it was removed immediatly after purchacing the laptop.)
> > >
> > > All the newer Vaios seem to have this problem. They rely on support from
> > > Windows to control the brightness, instead of doing it through the BIOS,
> > > like older machines. I don't know a solution. More annoyingly, they
> > > won't hibernate, as they rely on Windows Me or 2000 doing it for them.
> > > The APM hibernate in the BIOS seems to have gone. I have a Z505GAT,
> > > which I think is the Asian version of the model sold in the US as the
> > > Z505LE. I guess this will become the norm now none of the current
> > > versions of Windows require any hibernation support from the BIOS. The
> > > hibernate to swap patch for Linux really needs to get into the
> > > mainstream, and be more thoroughly exercised.
> > if anyone finds a way of dimming the brightness make sure you post!
> > besides killing the battery, it also makes it hard to use in dark
> > places such as night flights. i feel as if i'm lighting up the
> > cabin in these cases.
> > my vaio F-series used to sleep correctly under RH6.1. it now hangs
> > forever making the sleep mode much less useful.
> Maybe it has some problems with the way you send it to sleep. It could
> have changed through the times...
> I did a "cat /boot/vmlinuz >> /dev/audio" - and I think I heard god...
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