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ACPI_VIDEO(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 					     ACPI_VIDEO(4)

NAME
acpi_video -- ACPI Video Extensions driver SYNOPSIS
device acpi_video DESCRIPTION
This driver uses the ACPI Video Extensions to control display switching and backlight brightness. The availability of the sysctl(8) vari- ables depends on the functions offered by the host's ACPI implementation. SYSCTL VARIABLES
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. SEE ALSO
acpi(4), loader.conf(5), sysctl.conf(5), sysctl(8) HISTORY
The acpi_video driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3. AUTHORS
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>. BUGS
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. BSD
November 8, 2004 BSD

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ACPIVGA(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 						ACPIVGA(4)

NAME
acpivga -- ACPI Display Adapter and Output Devices SYNOPSIS
acpivga* at acpi? acpiout* at acpivga? DESCRIPTION
The acpivga driver provides generic support for brightness control and output switching, through ACPI video extensions. The ACPI specifica- tion requires that systems containing a built-in display adapter implement these extensions in their ACPI BIOS. The driver handles brightness hotkeys and display switch hotkeys. In addition, the following sysctl(8) read/write variables are provided (when hardware support is available): hw.acpi.acpivga0.bios_switch BIOS output switching policy. This boolean variable controls the behavior of the BIOS when a display switch hotkey is pressed. 1 the BIOS should automatically switch outputs, with no interaction from acpivga. 0 the BIOS should only notify acpivga of the desired output state changes. hw.acpi.acpiout0.brightness Brightness level. This integer variable typically ranges from 0 to 100, but any integer value is accepted (the driver uses the clos- est brightness level supported by the device). Please note, however, that future versions of acpivga may remove these sysctl(8) variables without prior notice. SEE ALSO
acpi(4), vga(4), sysctl(8) Microsoft Corporation, Mobile System Displays and Windows, Version 1.2c, http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/archive/mobiledisplay.mspx, December 4, 2001. HISTORY
The acpivga driver appeared in NetBSD 6.0. AUTHORS
Gregoire Sutre <gsutre@NetBSD.org> CAVEATS
The acpivga driver only supports PCI/PCI-X/PCI-E display adapters. Many ACPI BIOSes implement only part of the ACPI video extensions. In particular, display output switching via these extensions often does not work. For this reason, acpivga enables hw.acpi.acpivga0.bios_switch by default. If the display switch hotkey does not work with this default setting, try setting hw.acpi.acpivga0.bios_switch to 0. Brightness level should be controlled via wsconsctl(8) instead of sysctl(8). BSD
October 28, 2010 BSD
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