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12.2 > System > pommed (1.16)

pommed enables the use of the brightness and volume keys on Apple
laptops including the MacBook and MacBook Pro (the only Apple laptops
that Slackware currently runs on) and is likely of little or not use to
others. pommed requires libsmbios and libconfuse, both of which can be
found at

This package installs an rc.pommed script that should be called from
rc.local (and optionally rc.local_shutdown) like so:

In rc.local:
# Start pommed
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.pommed ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.pommed start

In rc.local_shutdown:
# Stop pommed
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.pommed ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.pommed stop

It is also necessary to restart dbus after installing this package, either by
a reboot or a quick restart of just the service:
/etc/rc.d/rc.messagebus restart

Maintained by: Alan Hicks
Keywords: mac,apple,keys,libsmbios
ChangeLog: pommed


Source Downloads:
pommed-1.16.tar.gz (e401211600158072d29ec9a957180123)

Download SlackBuild:
pommed.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 12.2

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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