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Dim the (early 2008) MacBook Pro's sleep light
Authored by: Auricchio on Jun 11, '08 08:36:43AM

This is the correct behavior. The sensor is near the keyboard, and closing the cover would cause it to always assume darkness and dim the LED.

The engineering decision was to run the LED at full brightness when the lid is closed, because the sensor is blocked.

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Dim the (early 2008) MacBook Pro's sleep light
Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 11, '08 12:52:42PM

That doesn't make sense. The LED brightness was a hack on top of the existing system; and it wasn't an "engineering decision" to disable the sensors when the lid is closed. An "engineering decision" would have moved the sensors to the outside of the case.

Besides, ambient light can change while a machine is asleep. Say, day turning into night... or heck, the opposite (not that I ever see *that* happen).

Anyway -- it proves it can be handled through software. Next task is to make it useful when the machine's awake; like YDL does.



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Dim the (early 2008) MacBook Pro's sleep light
Authored by: paulpro on Jun 18, '08 02:55:57PM

'make it useful when the machine's awake; like YDL does.'

Wondering exactly what it is that YDL (Yellow Dog Linux for those not in the know) does with the light, and what's useful about it.

Thanks for any clarification you can provide.

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