Bug 829516 - No brightness in GDM login screen
No brightness in GDM login screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-06 20:28 EDT by Samuel Cavazos
Modified: 2013-08-01 06:12 EDT (History)
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Description Samuel Cavazos 2012-06-06 20:28:05 EDT
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I have an HP Pavilian dm4-1265dx Laptop with Fedora 17 and Kernel-3.3.4-5.fc17.x86_64. When the lowest brightness possible is set, you cannot see the screen at all. This is not a problem, but the problem happens when I first start up the computer. The GDM brightness is set to the lowest possible setting and so you cannot see anything when logging in. I have to just press enter and blindly type in my password. Logging out of gnome and going back to the GDM screen does not have this problem. In that case, it is set to max, which is fine. I would like this fixed since it makes switching from gnome to lxde tedious. I am new at this, so please let me know what you would need to fix. Thanks.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on computer
2. Wait
3. Try see login screen
Actual results:
Cannot see login screen

Expected results:
Ability to see login screen 

Additional info:
Problem has been persistent since Fedora 15. I reported the same bug before, but was told that it was the wrong component. 
Comment 1 Samuel Sieb 2012-09-03 18:04:09 EDT
This isn't a gdm bug, although it would be nice if gdm could handle the brightness keys somehow.  If the backlight is off during the booting process (i.e. you can't see the plymouth progress screen), then you're probably seeing this bug:
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