If that's still a problem... for the backlight you can use setpci to directly write the values because xbacklight also broke for me since I started using KMS. So this is rather a dirty workaround...
# setpci -s 00:02.1 F4.B=xx
Where xx ranges from 00 to ff. (00 being minimum, ff the maximum).
you can find a kernel module which enables the backlight control when KMS is in use (more info in this bug report
It enables gnome-power-manager to control the brightness, but xbacklight is broken yet. This led to other problems in my case: for example my script for toggling the screen backlight with Fn-F5 does not work anymore, because it uses xbacklight to do its work.
So, for now I prefer to disable KMS, avoiding all these little problems.
For getting a 1024x600 framebuffer, I continue to use the method described in this howto
, by using the 'i915resolution' utility and the 'uvesafb' kernel module.
Btw, voRia should still know me as I wrote you an E-Mail some long time ago...
I remember you
If I'm not wrong your idea was to create a repository/wiki for using ArchLinux on the NC10, right?
If you did it, please give us some links!
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