Hi, I've discovered that the non-working brightness controls for theMacBook2,1 are due to insufficient permissions. The first indication of this was that I could change brightness byrunning the program redshift with root permissions (`sudo redshift`). Today I was presented with this dialog box in GNOME 3 after havingpressed one of the brightness-control keys: "Authentication is needed to run'/gnu/store/[...]-gnome-settings-daemon-3.18.2/libexec/gsd-backlight-helper'as the super user. AdministratorPassword [__________]" I tried to input both the user password and the root password but noneof this this had any effect. When I back into GNOME 3 as root, however,the brightness controls were working. Does anyone have a suggestion what I could try to give the variousbrightness control programs (for GNOME 3, Xfce, etc.) the requiredpermissions without having to be logged in as root? Cheers! Albin
Re: bug#22952: MacBook2, 1 brightness control requires root privileges
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Albin <firstname.lastname@example.org> skribis:
Toggle quote (6 lines)> I've discovered that the non-working brightness controls for the> MacBook2,1 are due to insufficient permissions.>> The first indication of this was that I could change brightness by> running the program redshift with root permissions (`sudo redshift`).
Interesting. I use a simple window manager (ratpoison), and ‘redshift’works fine as non-root.
Toggle quote (10 lines)> Today I was presented with this dialog box in GNOME 3 after having> pressed one of the brightness-control keys:>> "Authentication is needed to run> '/gnu/store/[...]-gnome-settings-daemon-3.18.2/libexec/gsd-backlight-helper'> as the super user.>> Administrator> Password [__________]"