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Post subject: Screen dims down and does not recover  PostPosted: 09.01.2011, 17:56



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with the new kernel the screen dims down when having been inactive for a while. this is normal behaviour. unfortunately, it doesn't brighten up again when I start typing again. It remains in a dimmed down (i.e. "grayed", not black!) state.
 
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Post subject: RE: Screen dims down and does not recover  PostPosted: 09.01.2011, 18:47



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I have the same problem on my Dell E1505 laptop. I have to power down and reboot to fix it.
 
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Post subject: RE: Screen dims down and does not recover  PostPosted: 09.01.2011, 19:24



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can we have any relevant info, like make of graphics card maybe?

greetz
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 09.01.2011, 20:02



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sorry, I forgot to include more details. Here is an excerpt of lshw listing:
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    description: Portable Computer
    product: Latitude E6500
    vendor: Dell Inc.
    serial: 1K1114J
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=portable uuid=44454C4C-4B00-1031-8031-B1C04F31344A
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: 0NY667
       vendor: Dell Inc.
       physical id: 0
       serial: .1K1114J.CN1296189F2191.
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Dell Inc.
          physical id: 0
          version: A19 (12/21/2009)
          size: 64KiB
          capacity: 1664KiB
          capabilities: isa pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp smartbattery biosbootspecification netboot
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     P8400  @ 2.26GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 400
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 6.7.6
          serial: 0001-0676-0000-0000-0000-0000
          slot: Microprocessor
          size: 2268MHz
          capacity: 2268MHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 266MHz
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 lahf_lm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority cpufreq
          configuration: id=0
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 700
             size: 128KiB
             capacity: 128KiB
             capabilities: internal write-back data
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: 701
             size: 3MiB
             capacity: 3MiB
             clock: 66MHz (15.0ns)
             capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
        *-logicalcpu:0
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 0.1
             width: 64 bits
             capabilities: logical
        *-logicalcpu:1
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 0.2
             width: 64 bits
             capabilities: logical
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 1000
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 3GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
             product: M4 70T5663RZ3-CF7
             vendor: CE00000000000000
             physical id: 0
             serial: 943599D9
             slot: DIMM_A
             size: 2GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
             product: EBE11UE6ACUA-8G-E
             vendor: 7F7FFE0000000000
             physical id: 1
             serial: 3DED87FB
             slot: DIMM_B
             size: 1GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 07
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
          resources: irq:0
        *-display:0
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 07
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:41 memory:f6c00000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:ef98(size=8)
        *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
             description: Display controller
             product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
             version: 07
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:f6b00000-f6bfffff


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Post subject:   PostPosted: 09.01.2011, 21:06



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This also happens to my notebook as well. This happens when I install xfce4-power-manager. It starts to dim, it never comes back to normal. I am wondering if anyone uses xfce4-power-manager? When I uninstalled the power manager, it dims and comes back to normal. I don't have to restart it.

I wish to use the power manager later on.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Screen dims down and does not recover  PostPosted: 10.01.2011, 02:24



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      devil wrote:
can we have any relevant info, like make of graphics card maybe?

greetz
devil
      Code:
root@Laptop:/home/rick# infobash -v3
Host/Kernel/OS  "Laptop" running Linux 2.6.37-0.slh.1-aptosid-686 i686 [ sidux 2009-03 Μώμος - kde-full - (200911110039) ]
CPU Info        (1) Genuine Intel T2300 @ 2048 KB cache flags( sse3 ht nx ) clocked at [ 1667.000 MHz ]
                (2) Genuine Intel T2300 @ 2048 KB cache flags( sse3 ht nx ) clocked at [ 1667.000 MHz ]
Videocard       Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller  X.Org 1.7.7  [ 1280x800@60.0hz ]
Network cards   Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
                Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan]
Processes 121 | Uptime 1:08 | Memory 231.3/2017.0MB | HDD Hitachi HTS72323 Size 320GB (20%used) | Client Shell | Infobash v3.34
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 10.01.2011, 13:10



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Update:
The problem does not exist when using icewm instead of KDE.
 
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