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|Summary:||g-p-m and the Acer TravelMate 5720 backlight|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet>|
|Component:||gnome-power-manager||Assignee:||David Zeuthen <davidz>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-01-09 00:36:40 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2007-12-24 07:32:40 EST
gnome-power-manager-2.20.0-6.fc8 kernel-188.8.131.52-85.fc8 Several issues here. Pressing BrightnessDown (Fn+Left Arrow) reduces brighness up until the last step, at which point the display goes full brightness (and then cycles back around from there). BrightnessUp (Fn+Right Arrow) works normally. The "Dim display when idle" checkbox on the "On Battery Power" tab actually causes the display to brighten when the slider is set to 0%. The display alternatingly gets brighter and dimmer when the "Dim display brightness by" slider is moved in one direction. The backlight flickers several times when the brightness is changed by g-p-m after idle time. The "Dim display brightness by" slider doesn't appear to have any effect when set to a value other than 0%. I'm willing to run any diagnosis and monitoring commands or procedures you need in order to figure this out.
Comment 1 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2008-01-12 23:23:09 EST
The brightness changes even when "Dim display when idle" is unchecked. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I currently have acer_acpi-0.10-1.lvn8 installed.
Comment 2 Alex Sm 2008-03-27 01:52:48 EDT
With "Dim display when idle" unchecked or checked, on fedora kernels 2.6.23... and 2.6.24.... whith acer_acpi installed or not installed I have incorrect brightness adjustment on Acer Aspire 5720: BrightnessUp (Fn+Right Arrow) increase brightness 2 or 3 steps and then reset it to 0. BrightnessDown (Fn+Left Arrow) set brightness to 0. With acer_acpi echo $X > /proc/acpi/acer/brightness , when X=0 to 9 works fine.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2008-04-30 05:12:49 EDT
Do you have better luck with a more recent kernel?
Comment 4 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2008-04-30 09:12:20 EDT
kernel-184.108.40.206-64.fc8.x86_64 acer_acpi-0.11.1-1.lvn8 (In reply to comment #0) > Pressing BrightnessDown (Fn+Left Arrow) reduces brighness up until the last > step, at which point the display goes full brightness (and then cycles back > around from there). BrightnessUp (Fn+Right Arrow) works normally. Fixed. > The "Dim display when idle" checkbox on the "On Battery Power" tab actually > causes the display to brighten when the slider is set to 0%. Still broken. Causes the display to brighten to "On AC Power" reduced by "On Battery Power" value. > The display alternatingly gets brighter and dimmer when the "Dim display > brightness by" slider is moved in one direction. Fixed. > The backlight flickers several times when the brightness is changed by g-p-m > after idle time. Fixed. > The "Dim display brightness by" slider doesn't appear to have any effect when > set to a value other than 0%. Fixed. (In reply to comment #1) > The brightness changes even when "Dim display when idle" is unchecked. Still broken. So the idle functionality is still broken, but everything else works.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:09:21 EST
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:36:40 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.