KLcdDimmer – applet to adjust LCD brightness
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  10. <h1><img style="width: 48px; height: 48px;" alt="KLcdDimmer icon" src="hi48-app-klcddimmer.png"> KLcdDimmer</h1>
  11. <h1><small>A KDE Applet to adjust LCD brightness</small></h1>
  12. by <a href="http://www.lorenzobettini.it">Lorenzo
  13. Bettini</a><br>
  14. <br>
  15. <img style="width: 290px; height: 176px;" alt="KLcdDimmer Screenshot" src="klcddimmer-screenshot.png"><br>
  16. <br>
  17. To adjust the brightness simply click with the&nbsp;mouse&nbsp;left
  18. button and use the slider<br>
  19. <br>
  20. Notice that this applet relies on an external program to get/set the
  21. brightness.<br>
  22. <br>
  23. For instance, I've used<br>
  24. <br>
  25. <span style="font-weight: bold;">SmartDimmer</span> <a href="http://www.acc.umu.se/%7Eerikw/program/">http://www.acc.umu.se/~erikw/program/</a><br>
  26. <span style="font-weight: bold;">NVclock</span> <a href="http://www.linuxhardware.org/nvclock/">http://www.linuxhardware.org/nvclock/</a><br>
  27. <br>
  28. but it is supposed to work also with others, since you can configure
  29. the applet. In order to do this, click with the mouse right button and
  30. choose <span style="font-style: italic;">configure</span>:<br>
  31. <br>
  32. <img style="width: 411px; height: 346px;" alt="The configuration dialog" src="configure.png"><br>
  33. <br>
  34. You have to set the right command line argument for&nbsp;setting and
  35. getting the brightness (you have to check the documentation of the
  36. program you're using for setting the brightness). &nbsp;If the program
  37. you're using does not support the "get" argument (e.g., nvclock), just
  38. leave that field empty. As for the minimum, maximum and step values,
  39. again, you have to check the documentation of the program (you'll
  40. already find all the correct values for smartdimmer).<br>
  41. <br>
  42. If you check the "Save the current brightness value", the current value will be saved, and restored when you enter kde again. <br>
  43. <h2>Download (License: GNU GPL)</h2>
  44. KlcdDimmer's Sources can be downloaded from <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/klcddimmer">http://sourceforge.net/projects/klcddimmer</a>.<br>
  45. <br>
  46. You can also find details about new features on my blog, in this area: <a href="http://tronprog.blogspot.com/search/label/klcddimmer">http://tronprog.blogspot.com/search/label/klcddimmer</a>.
  47. <h2>Installation</h2>
  48. When you run configure, you should pass the KDE root directory as
  49. --prefix (in my system it is /usr). If you don't know about this directory, you can get the right value by running:<br>
  50. <pre>kde-config --prefix</pre>
  51. <p>The steps to perform for the
  52. installation are standard for packages
  53. in source form: once you have unpacked the sources in a directory, `cd'
  54. to the directory containing the package's source code and execute the
  55. following steps: </p>
  56. <pre>./configure --prefix=&lt;your KDE directory&gt;<br></pre>
  57. Or, to automatically get the KDE root directory (notice it is ` and not '):
  58. <pre>./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`<br></pre>
  59. <p>and then:</p>
  60. <pre>make<br>make install (as root)</pre>
  61. <p>Then you'll be able to add the applet to the panel, by using your
  62. KDE panel. </p>
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