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Old 08-01-2018, 09:56 AM   #1
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No xbacklight ...


hi there !
newbie on OpenBSD , pkg_add -iv xbacklight says
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# pkg_add -iv xbacklight
Update candidates: quirks-2.414 -> quirks-2.414
quirks-2.414 signed on 2018-03-28T14:24:37Z
Can't find xbacklight
gettin BLIND , so little help ...

also no scroll , can tap , running XFCE

tia !
 
Old 08-01-2018, 11:57 AM   #2
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In a pinch I use xrandr with the --brightness option. Not sure about bsd though.
 
Old 08-01-2018, 02:16 PM   #3
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un1x --

/usr/X11R6/bin/xbacklight already exists and was installed as part of xenocara (assuming you installed it)

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Old 08-01-2018, 02:25 PM   #4
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thx a lot man !

but

it is empty !
 
Old 08-01-2018, 03:47 PM   #5
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What does "it's empty mean ?", you mean nothing exists in /usr/X11R6/ ?

If that is the case just install the X package from the install CD/DVD or you should be able to down load it. I think all you need to do is download these files depending upon your hardware and release:
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xbase63.tgz
xfont63.tgz
xserv63.tgz
xshare63.tgz
Or maybe better yet the installer may have an option to install X on an active system. The docs are excellent so I think there would be detail instructions.
 
Old 08-02-2018, 06:32 AM   #6
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xbacklight(1) is part of base, so you would not need to install it from ports.

As you seem to have Xfce installed and running, I'd have to assume you installed all of the X sets already?

However, xbacklight is unpacked from "xbase63.tgz", so is it possible you omitted this one? If you get errors when you attempt to issue startx(1) from the command line, this would also suggest that this set was not installed (as xinit(1) would be missing).
 
  


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