buggNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #28621, Brightness changes spontaneously


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bug #28621: Brightness changes spontaneously

Submitted by:  Danny Clark <djbclark>
Submitted on:  Fri 15 Jan 2010 10:59:42 PM UTC  
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  mipsel Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

Sat 08 Mar 2014 09:00:37 PM UTC, comment #3:

I've not seen this happen with gNewSense 3.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Wed 03 Mar 2010 04:16:44 AM UTC, comment #2:

does it happen after a certain amount of time? if it does, it might be switching brightness after the amount of time its meant to dim after, but actually making it brighter.

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Tue 02 Mar 2010 07:12:16 PM UTC, comment #1:

This affects also AMD64, so i think it should be changed to All architectures

Joshua <hahj>
Fri 15 Jan 2010 10:59:42 PM UTC, original submission:

(rms asked me to make sure his bug reports to the mailing list got into the bug tracking system)

I have an external battery connected.
I reduce the brightness to conserve power.
Every so often the system spontaneously changes to
full brightness.

What's going on here? Is the GNOME power settings demon
overriding explicit user commands?

If so, that is a bug. It should never countermand an explicit
order from the user.

For each of the distinct states it knows about, it should remember
what brightness the user ast chose in that state. When it leaves
a state, it should store the current brightness as the last brightness
for that state. When it enters a state, it should set the brightness
to the value stored for that state. This way, no user-specified brightness
change will ever be countermanded. Instead, user-specified brightnesses
will be swapped in and out.

If you can't fix this yourselves, could you please report it upstream
and watch to make sure it is fixed?

Danny Clark <djbclark>


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