Bug 499414 - Laptop screen is dim
Laptop screen is dim
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2009-05-06 11:20 EDT by wanqian
Modified: 2010-06-28 08:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:23:48 EDT
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Description wanqian 2009-05-06 11:20:13 EDT
Description of problem:

Laptop screen maximal brightness is definitely lower than it should be.

HP Elitebook 2530p

kernel is PAE version

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install fedora 11 beta
Actual results:
the screen is dim and cannot be turned to brighter

Expected results:

Additional info:
I updated all the patches from hawide
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:15:35 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 2 D. E. Evans 2009-09-26 02:47:44 EDT
I've had issues with this, but not until the text-terminal screen (runlevel 3) blanks.  Once it blanks, the screen is barely visible on hitting a key (to un-blank the screen).  Installing gnome-power-manager, and using it from the GUI to increase the brightness to a usable level fixes this, but I would prefer a CLI solution that does not improperly use power management.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 10:09:22 EDT
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Comment 4 D. E. Evans 2010-04-27 13:08:03 EDT
Issue still exists in FC12.

In GNOME, when things dim, I type the Fn key combo on my laptop that increases brightness. Why not enable this on the text terminal as well?
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 08:23:48 EDT
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