Bug 491098 - Display gets dimmed although it shouldn't
Display gets dimmed although it shouldn't
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-power-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-19 09:30 EDT by Christoph Wickert
Modified: 2009-08-20 07:38 EDT (History)
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Description Christoph Wickert 2009-03-19 09:30:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Display gets dimmed on idle although I have turned this behavior off.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start computer on AC
2. Make sure idle_dim_battery is turned off:
$ gconftool-2 -g /apps/gnome-power-manager/backlight/idle_dim_battery
3. Wait a little
Actual results:
Backlight is dimmed on idle.

Expected results:
Backlight should not be dimmed

Additional info:
Also happens when calling gnome-power-preferences, sometimes even when I'm typing.

Using an Asus F3P.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2009-03-19 10:52:43 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)
> 1. Start computer on AC

So you're on AC, not battery...

> /apps/gnome-power-manager/backlight/idle_dim_battery

You want to turn off /apps/gnome-power-manager/backlight/idle_dim_ac

Comment 2 Christoph Wickert 2009-03-19 12:15:12 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> So you're on AC, not battery...

Sorry, my bad, I was on battery not AC.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2009-03-19 12:48:19 EDT
If it's happening when you're typing, then it shouldn't be the idle code. Do you have an ambient light sensor in your laptop?
Comment 4 Christoph Wickert 2009-03-19 15:18:06 EDT
The dimming while typing is not reproducible reliably, not sure if it's related my other brightness problems from bug #485845.

No, the Asus F3P has no light sensor.
Comment 5 Richard Hughes 2009-08-20 07:38:24 EDT
This should be all now fixed on F11.

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