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I'm using Arch Linux, kernel 3.5.3 on a MacBook. I'm trying to get the keyboard backlight working. I found the driver in the AUR: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25467, but I'm having trouble compiling it.

When I run makepkg i get:

==> Making package: nvidia-bl 0.16.7-1 (Sat Sep  1 03:23:25 UTC 2012)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Installing missing dependencies...
Password: 
target not found: kernel26<2.6.34
==> ERROR: 'pacman' failed to install missing dependencies.

I'm a new Linux user. Does this mean that I need to downgrade my Linux version to use this driver?

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Keyboard backlight? What keyboard you got? –  Alex Chamberlain Sep 1 '12 at 11:34
    
Just the stock keyboard that comes with the Macbook 5,1 Core 2 Duo aluminum. It has two buttons that control the brightness of the backlight. But I can't get it to work in Arch. I installed the nvidia-bl driver and modprobed it, added to rc.conf but still no luck. –  Jack Stewart Sep 1 '12 at 20:25

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Looks like your PKGBUILD is outdated (0.16.7-1, but the current is 0.17.3-5). Try downloading the nvidia-bl tarball again and building it.

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Thanks! this worked. I installed it, then modprobe nvidia-bl, added to /etc/rc.conf, then restarted. But still not working. Any tips? –  Jack Stewart Sep 1 '12 at 4:49
    
Don't know, sorry. (never used nvidia-bl) –  Renan Sep 1 '12 at 4:59
    
Thanks anyway, appreciate the help –  Jack Stewart Sep 1 '12 at 5:05

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