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lostinthecold
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎02-13-2009
Location: usa
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sl400 Brightness "flickering" issue

Hi,

 

I am not sure if other have this problem. Basically, if I open programs like: VLC, Virtualbox, some games (wesnoth and others). The screen will turn dark. Not completelly dark, but it will not be 100% bright like I prefer. 

 

As a matter of fact, after booting up on my Gnome (using ubuntu 8.10 here) the brightness is not 100% either, let's say 70%, and that's about the same level of brightness well I open one of such programs. 

 

Any ideas in how to fix this issue? 

 

Please let me know if you encountered similar problem.

 

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Thinkpad SL400, Ubuntu 8.10

 

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ThE_ReBe1
Posts: 63
Registered: ‎03-14-2009
Location: Valencia CA
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Re: sl400 Brightness "flickering" issue

Hello

It is known problem which  ive have faced in the past  too when i had Ubuntu 9.04. After googling a problem i found that SL laptop have diffrent brightness keys than true thinkpads Here is link I hope it helps

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=Special_Interest_Linux&message.id=1002&query.id=...

 

Here is other link

 

http://gianlucamagalotti.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/lenovo-thinkpad-sl-series-hotkeys/

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lostinthecold
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎02-13-2009
Location: usa
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Re: sl400 Brightness "flickering" issue

Thanks. I was aware of this problem with the brightness keys being "fliped". I didn't know it was also related with the flickering.

 

Thanks for the info, I will try this module. 

 

Just for future reference, I have installed openSUSE 11 and, by default, the brightness keys don't even work! (the wireless card is recognized by default, however).