Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 628186
IBM Thinkpad T61 display is very dim with no button/way to increase brightness
Last modified: 2011-06-28 09:49:16 EDT
Description of problem: IBM Thinkpad T61 display is very dim with no button/way to increase brightness
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 188.8.131.52-149.fc13
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.
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.
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