check this patcher from msi wind forums. would be great to add brightnesscontrol fix to the command script. so we would have a eeepc stock kexts patcher for gfx
If I use this on the 10.5.6 kexts, I assume I will lose the brightness keys, but the display will wake up after sleep on its own? I'd honestly prefer that to the brightness keys. If I need to change the brightness, I can use reggie. :)
I ran this on the 10.5.6 kexts and didn't do any editing and the brightness controls are working as they were with 10.5.5 with the edits. I guess maybe the edits aren't needed for 10.5.6? At least on my 1000H they weren't needed.
BTW, this same script and a short tutorial on how to find what needed to be edited under 10.5.5 kexts is over in the Brightness Control thread in Asus Hotkeys. Look about 1/2 way down for posts by Hagglebeef. http://ipis-osx.wikidot.com/forum/t-91753/brightness-control
For what it's worth, I cannot get the patched 10.5.6 kexts to work on my Eee 901. I've tried several times and verified the patch took, but it just stops responding at a blue screen, with no CPU or disk activity. My old 10.5.5 kexts work just fine.
EDIT: Might be obvious to others, but it wasn't to me. If you edit the stock drivers, you'll need Natit.kext again. I was running a version from InsanelyMac that did not need the kext.
So after you replaced natit.kext, did the stock 10.5.6 kexts work again? They do on my 1000H though SwitchResX is required to make 1024X600 res available.
Once I installed Natit.kext, the stock drivers (patched with the proper device id, of course) worked fine - brightness and all. I have never installed SwitchResX, and yet it comes up as 1024x600 just fine.
My only gripe is that the display blanks on going to sleep - something it never did on 10.5.5.