thanks for the help here,
i've successfully overwritten the montblanc file in lib/hw rebooted and enabled settings>display>pulse notification light, but still no notification in lightbar. it doesn't function when i hit 'test' in the configuration page nor when an actual message/call is received.
also the top-right corner led now no longer lights when charging or when notifications are missed (pretty sure it did before changing the montblanc file)
stupidly i didnt backup the original montblanc - anyone know where i can replace it, or better yet why the fix might not be working for me?
btw i'm using maclaw's [ROM] [UB] [Kitkat] [4.4] CyanogenMod 11.0 200121207
---------- Post added at 06:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:06 PM ----------
updated to cm11 20131213 which presumably reset the montblanc file. backed it up and retried the fix. still no notification bar.
with original montblanc led in top right functions as normal -when charging, using 'test' in pulse configuration and when messages received.
with fix led does not work and also the screen does not completely turn off when put to sleep - it's not completely black.
have switched back and forward to verify that led and screen total-blackout are fixed and broken by making this change.
what gives? just me?
---------- Post added at 07:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:57 PM ----------
(from PuiuMarius2000 on page 114 of cm11 nightlies forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2528466&highlight=illumination&pa ge=114)
replace montblanc file in rom's zip file with (forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2452571&d=1386949681) and reflash (no need to wipe anything)
works fine for me now!