[Newbie] - Caught exception on dellLcdBrightness

Michael E Brown Michael_E_Brown at dell.com
Tue Oct 30 18:18:56 CDT 2007


On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 09:51:11PM -0300, Leonel Gayard wrote:
> > > ~$ sudo dellLcdBrightness -a -v 4
> > > Read AC Mode Setting
> > >     current: 7
> > >     min: 0
> > >     max: 7
> > >
> > > Write AC Mode Setting
> > > An Error occurred. The Error message is:
> > > Unsupported SMI call.
> >
> > Please make sure you have loaded the 'dcdbas' kernel module.
> >
> 
> dcdbas is correctly loaded, so says lsmod. This did not change the
> "unsupported SMI call" error.
> 
> Any other ideas ?
> 
> leonel at leonel-notebook:~$ lsmod  | grep dcd
> dcdbas                 11056  0
> 
> leonel at leonel-notebook:~$ sudo dellLcdBrightness -a -v 3
> Read AC Mode Setting
>    current: 4
>        min: 0
>        max: 7
> 
> Write AC Mode Setting
> An Error occurred. The Error message is:
> Unsupported SMI call.
> leonel at leonel-notebook:~$

Vostro's have a brand-new BIOS. I have not taught the tools to talk to
that BIOS yet. :(
--
Michael


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