going dim

Gary Kirkpatrick pegngary at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 23:25:12 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 9:27 AM, Gary Kirkpatrick <pegngary at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 4:34 AM, Vincent Arnoux <vincent.arnoux at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is it a laptop? I had this problem once and it was due to the power
>> manager in which I had selected an option "Dim screen when running on
>> battery" or something like that. My laptop ACPI was not very well
>> managed by Ubuntu and it was freezing trying to get the screen to dim.
>> I hope it helps...
>> Vincent
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> It is a laptop and indeed 'dim screen' was checked.  Been running an hour
> since and so far so good.  Thanks!
> gary

Nope, the dimming business hit me again.  Application dimmed, CPU usage went
to 100%, only got better after rebooting.  I have no proprietary drivers

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