Kernel module for keyboard backlighting of Clevo SM series notebooks. (And several EM/ZM/DM series models)
Based upon tuxedo-wmi, created by TUXEDO Computers GmbH. http://www.linux-onlineshop.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=26
Additions over tuxedo-wmi
- Sysfs interface to control the brightness, mode, colour, on/off state after the module has loaded. In the original code you can only set these before the module loads.
- Small QT based application to visually control the keyboard lighting using the sysfs interface.
- Cycle through colours rather than modes with the keyboard key.
- Experimental support for touchpad illumination / lower led bar on the front of the machine.
- standard compile stuff (c compiler, make, etc)
- qt5-base (for utility)
Fedora 22+ Dependencies:
- use qmake-qt5 instead of qmake
- install qt5-qt3d-devel with DNF
# For the module $ cd module && make && sudo make install # For the utility $ cd utility && qmake && make $ sudo install -Dm755 clevo-xsm-wmi /usr/bin/clevo-xsm-wmi $ sudo install -Dm755 systemd/clevo-xsm-wmi.service /usr/lib/systemd/system/clevo-xsm-wmi.service
Adjusting keyboard settings:
$ sudo clevo-xsm-wmi
Restoring state during boot:
# With the module: $ modinfo clevo-xsm-wmi $ sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/clevo-xsm-wmi.conf <<< options clevo-xsm-wmi kb_color=white,white,white kb_brightness=1 # With systemd: $ sudo systemctl enable clevo-xsm-service $ sudo systemctl start clevo-xsm-service # With others: run '/usr/bin/clevo-xsm-wmi -r' at boot to restore state run '/usr/bin/clevo-xsm-wmi -s' at shutdown/change to save state
- 'Can't read private key' during 'make install'.
This is a common issue on Ubuntu as the module isn't signed so manual install is required.
$ sudo install -m644 clevo-xsm-wmi.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/extra $ sudo depmod
- Module installed but not loaded during boot.
Specify that the module should be loaded just in case.
$ sudo tee /etc/modules-load.d/clevo-xsm-wmi.conf <<< clevo-xsm-wmi
- I'm absolutely positive that the module is installed but still nothing happens!
$ sudo modprobe clevo-xsm-wmi $ dmesg | grep clevo
If it returns no line such as 'clevo_xsm_wmi: Model Clevo P15SM found', then your model isn't supported. Please open an issue and supply the output of 'uname -a', 'sudo dmidecode' and 'dmesg | grep clevo'.
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