Bug 628186

Summary: IBM Thinkpad T61 display is very dim with no button/way to increase brightness
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ranjan Maitra <itsme_410>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 13CC: anton, dal, dougsland, gansalmon, itamar, jonathan, kernel-maint, madhu.chinakonda
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Description Ranjan Maitra 2010-08-28 09:12:47 EDT
Description of problem: IBM Thinkpad T61 display is very dim with no button/way to increase brightness

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How reproducible: install Fedora 13 (LXDE spin) on laptop, update, power on.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. switch on laptop 
2. laptop display is very dim, making it almost impossible to work
3. Press Fn+brightness up/ down keys
Actual results: Very dim display.
                Fn+brightness up/ down keys have no effect

Expected results: Brighter, readable screen
                  Fn+brightness up/ down keys should increase (or decrease) brightness

Additional info: Worked absolutely fine with updated Fedora 12.
Comment 1 Dalibor Horinek 2010-10-08 06:49:59 EDT
I have a similar experience. On my Thinkpad R61i the brightness up key doesn't work, or it works, but is presented as XF86Forward (keycode 233 (keysym 0x1008ff27, XF86Forward) and not as XF86MonBrightnessUp. 

Brightness key down works ok.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2011-05-31 11:13:33 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2011-06-28 09:49:16 EDT
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