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.
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