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|Summary:||Asus ACPI: Error reading brightness|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Howard E Huckle <heh>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Version:||5||CC:||heh, howardhuckle, triage, wtogami|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-05-06 12:55:44 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Howard E Huckle 2006-11-23 08:14:21 EST
Description of problem: Error Message is "Asus ACPI: Error reading brightness Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Kernel 2.6.18-1.2239.fc5 How reproducible: Every time on logon to KDE. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Boot up into KDE (rpm kde-base3.5.5-0.2.fc5) 2. log on any account 3. Switch to a konsole screen (e.g. control-alt-f1) 4. Continuus scrolling of above error message 5. Switch back to KDE (control-alt-f7) 6. Switch back a konsole screen (e.g. control-alt-f1) 7. Message has stopped scrolling Actual results: Scrolling error message on konsole screen Expected results: No error message Additional info: This occurs on dual-boot (Windows XP/Linux FC5) Sony Vaia portable VGN-A115B. In addition, whilst message are scrolling on the konsole screen, on the KDE display screen a "brightness 7%" message block occassionally flashes up on the screen. As its format seems to be different to KDE/Fedora etc, I assume it is coming from the low level BIOS? Apparently this portable has a light sensor that is uses to control the screen brightness under Windows and I assume it is something to do with that. I've tried disabling automatic control of brightness whilst booted to Windows then booting to Linux, but to no avail.
Comment 1 Howard E Huckle 2006-11-23 08:18:47 EST
A workaround is to put ACPI=off a a parameter in the grub conf file, which stps the message. However it, of course, stops correct power down of portable.
Comment 2 Howard E Huckle 2006-11-23 11:48:34 EST
A friend has sent me the following ubuntu link which appears to be the same problem. https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.15/+bug/17125
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:53:37 EDT
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks. If you're currently running a version of Fedora Core between 1 and 6, please note that Fedora no longer maintains these releases. We strongly encourage you to upgrade to a current Fedora release. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer maintained and closing them. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LifeCycle/EOL If this bug is still open against Fedora Core 1 through 6, thirty days from now, it will be closed 'WONTFIX'. If you can reporduce this bug in the latest Fedora version, please change to the respective version. If you are unable to do this, please add a comment to this bug requesting the change. Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point. The process we are following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp We will be following the process here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this doesn't happen again. And if you'd like to join the bug triage team to help make things better, check out http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 12:55:42 EDT
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen thus bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.