tehgeekguy added a post in a topic 22/Oct Fr24 - MoDaCo Custom ROM Desire Port for Nexus One with Online Kitchen (2.2 / Froyo)
Mine doesn't work either, but as a workaround, I installed autostart and put the following script (yanked from evil's Rom) in /data/opt
while [ true ]; do
if [ `cat /sys/devices/i2c-0/0-0066/leds/button-backlight/subsystem/lcd-backlight/brightness` -ne 0 ]; then
echo 255 > /sys/devices/i2c-0/0-0066/leds/button-backlight/brightness;
Works as a viable workaround for the time being.