[ubuntu-za] IBM R61 notebook screen dim's over time

Michael milegrin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 10:59:52 GMT 2009


  Sorry - thought of it but completely forgot to add it.

michael at milegrin:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory
Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile
GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
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2009/2/2 Morgan Collett <morgan at ubuntu.com>:
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 10:56, Michael <milegrin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Greetings
>>  I have weird one regarding the LCD screen on my notebook screen.
>> Over time, the screen brightness dim's - usually after reboots or
>> hibernations.
>>  I know that Ubuntu has a power saving function where it dim's the
>> backlight of the screen to save power - especially when running on
>> battery and it seems to visually recover when I plug power back in but
>> eventually the screen gets so dim I can bearly see the display.
>>  Thus far the only way to fix it is to boot back into M$ Vista,
>> shutdown and boot into Ubuntu and the screen returns to its usual
>> brightness only to start fading again.  I have scavenged through all
>> the configs and Googled but can't seem to find an option or setting to
>> correct this.  I have turned all screen related power saving functions
>> off and anything even vaguely related to no avail.
>> Ubuntu 8.10
>> IBM R61 notebook
>> Using a ASUS VW192T 19" external LCD screen in dual screen setup
>> (extended desktop)
>> Compiz is installed but off
>> michael at milegrin:~$ sudo vpddecode
>> # vpddecode 2.9
>> BIOS Build ID: 7LETB7WW
>> Box Serial Number: XXXXXXXX
>> Motherboard Serial Number: VF0YA76H1DV
>> Machine Type/Model: 77321EG
>> michael at milegrin:~$ uname -a
>> Linux milegrin 2.6.27-11-generic #1 SMP Thu Jan 29 19:24:39 UTC 2009
>> i686 GNU/Linux
>> michael at milegrin:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
>> DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
> What graphics adaptor does it have?
> Regards
> Morgan
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