Not sure if this is a bug or something I am doing wrong after switching from VL7 RC1.x to Gold, but my /etc backup files give me no clue as to what I might be missing here. For a long time, I have used this line in /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
echo 6 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
This sets the LCD backlight brightness on the notebook to a manageable default, since it always boots up at 100%. KDE remembers its own brightness setting and resets it on load, but the xfce4-power-manager plugin doesn't, so this command is essential there.
After installing VL7 Gold, this command no longer works, showing an error message during boot saying that the file does not exist. After XFCE loads however, the file is there and the command works correctly from a terminal.
Is anybody else getting this issue? Any ideas as to cause / solution?