Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 802250
Brightness varies only from dim to medium
Last modified: 2013-08-01 01:03:56 EDT
Description of problem:
With an Asus EEE PC 1215N, the brightness controls work fine.
Except, if the laptop is shut down with brightness in the middle - not maxed,
at next reboot, that level becomes the maximum possible value..
Fedora 17 Alpha, all testing updates in
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use laptop for a while, reduce brightness using Fn-F5..
3. At reboot, the maximum brightness possible will be the one that was set earlier.
Does the same problem occur if you control the backlight using the function keys (Fn-whichever the key is on your laptop)?
As far as I can tell, xbacklight doesn't really do anything special on its own, so this might be a bug better suited to kernel developers.
Hello. Yes, I solely use the function keys to adjust the brightness.
Both for dimming it prior to shutdown, and for trying to brighten it afterwards..
They buttons are both registered. That is, I get the brightness adjustment logo on screen and a bar underneath when I push these buttons. However, the maximum brightness I can achieve is determined by which brightness level I leave the machine at before prior shutdown.
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