Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 500936
Laptop LCD brightness set to 50% on boot, regardless of AC power presence
Last modified: 2014-06-16 09:36:32 EDT
Description of problem:
Udev sets laptop LCD brightness to 50% on startup, regardless of AC power presence.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Start Fedora up on a laptop, the LCD panel goes to 50% brightness upon startup.
Even with AC power connected, panel is dimmed and must be set to full brightness EVERY TIME it boots.
Check if there's AC power present, and dim the panel in case it isn't. Or just do nothing, and wait for Gnome or KDE to do it.
Laptop model is Acer Aspire 6930G. x86_64 kernel. Udev version 141-3.fc11. Kernel 188.8.131.52-140.fc11.
udev does not set anything related to this. This is either the kernel default, or some HAL mechanism sets it.
Is it set at 50% as soon as Linux is booting, or only when gnome logs in?
As soon as it boots! I removed "quiet" from the kernel command line and it happens immediately after the udev service starts.
udev might load a kernel module, which then sets the initial value
ipv6 290112 32
cpufreq_ondemand 7696 2
acpi_cpufreq 9832 0
freq_table 4816 2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
fuse 57904 4
dm_multipath 16168 0
uinput 8704 0
arc4 2080 2
ecb 3184 2
uvcvideo 57180 0
snd_hda_codec_nvhdmi 3536 1
videodev 38704 1 uvcvideo
snd_hda_codec_realtek 265044 1
v4l1_compat 13076 2 uvcvideo,videodev
iwlagn 149764 0
iwlcore 135652 1 iwlagn
snd_hda_intel 29000 2
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 10480 1 videodev
lib80211 6356 1 iwlcore
snd_hda_codec 65376 3 snd_hda_codec_nvhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
mac80211 199552 2 iwlagn,iwlcore
usb_storage 101472 0
snd_hwdep 8600 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 79960 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer 22496 1 snd_pcm
iTCO_wdt 13120 0
video 21436 0
joydev 11584 0
atl1e 33876 0
iTCO_vendor_support 3476 1 iTCO_wdt
acer_wmi 17464 0
snd 65096 10 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
i2c_i801 10064 0
serio_raw 6228 0
pcspkr 2848 0
wmi 7120 1 acer_wmi
soundcore 7024 1 snd
output 3184 1 video
cfg80211 37024 3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
snd_page_alloc 9216 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
xts 3600 1
gf128mul 7456 1 xts
aes_x86_64 8144 2
aes_generic 27648 1 aes_x86_64
dm_crypt 13000 1
nouveau 470464 2
drm 205900 2 nouveau
i2c_algo_bit 5972 1 nouveau
i2c_core 22240 4 i2c_i801,nouveau,drm,i2c_algo_bit
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Have you tried with the latest hal package in Fedora 11 or tried Rawhide? In
either case, can you let us know whether the issue is still happening, and give
the current version of the HAL packages you're using?
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
seem to be using:
havent tried rawhide.
hmm, the wierd part is that a later version of the 'same' make/model machine doenst have the problem (same version of hal but doesnt have hal-devel installed....i havent tried removing this on broken one because dont remember why its there).
seems to have problems with fc12alpha x86_64 livecd ( 11.91 ) i downloaded like
when booting it gives me:
"[drm: radeon_driver_load_kms] *ERROR* failed to initialize radeon disabling
ok i still have the forgetful brightness meter problem on one machine with
now a duplicate machine that had not experienced the problem with fc11 is now
having the forgetfulness problem since i installed fc12 on it last week.
the good news being that as of the fc12 install last week the '[drm: radeon_driver_load_kms]' error is gone.
although brightness doenst work right at least have one less error message.
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still doesnt work.
please change the version to fc12
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Just posting this in the hopes of getting Bugzilla off my back for this 5 year old report...