Bug 744441 - Laptop dims and doesn't return
Laptop dims and doesn't return
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-10-08 14:10 EDT by G. Michael Carter
Modified: 2013-02-13 14:56 EST (History)
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Description G. Michael Carter 2011-10-08 14:10:49 EDT
Description of problem:

If I stop typing and leave the computer for a minute or so, then come back... on first key stroke the laptop dims to about 2% and stays there.   If I hit the key to increase brightness it flips like 2%, 10%, 3%, 20%, 4%... etc (or appears that way)

I've tried turning off all power management and screen saver settings but the symptoms still happen consistently.

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

I installed the Fedora 16 Beta, then applied all the updates.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Stop typing for about 1 minute
2.  Start typing again, screen dims.
3.  Only way to un-dim is the brightness keys but they don't function soothly.

Expected results:

Key stroke undims, or doesn't dim at all.

Additional info:

Computer: Dell Latitude D620

I'm marking this as high because it's unusable if you can't see anything.
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