[mythtv] LCD backlight dimming

leo weppelman leoweppelman at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 22 16:30:04 UTC 2007

On 2/19/07, Wilhelm Eger <Wilhelm.Eger at uni-jena.de> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've got a question where to start with some developing. The feature I want to
> implement is the possibility to control the backlight of the lcd device.
> Currently there is a switch to keep it on or off for the whole time mythtv is
> running. It would be nice to let the lcd turn off the backlight after a time
> and turn it on after some input (e.g. mouse, keyboard, remote). So, where is
> the best point to start? Mythlcdserver controls the backlight, but where can I
> get a "common" input?

It is already there. On the lcd-settings page you can specify the amount of time
after which the backlight should turn off. When you move the cursor to another
menu item the backlight turns back on....


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