Talk:Problem with LCD brightness buttons
On my X60 1706-BM7, it's possible to suspend-to-ram either using s2ram or just "echo mem > /sys/power/state". There's a problem I've noticed, that after I resumed the machine, the LCD brightness buttons take longer to respond. Symptoms are:
- Before suspending, whenever I press the LCD brightness up/down keys, the screen promptly respond by dimming or brighten up.
- After resuming, whenever I press the same keys again, it takes about 1 sec. for the screen to dim or brighten up.
- After resuming, if I use the command "echo down > /proc/acpi/ibm/brightness" or "echo up > /proc/acpi/ibm/brightness", the screen will respond right away, just like before suspending.
- Without suspending, using "vbetool post" doesn't give this behaviour.
So I think this problem is related to the buttons itself. Does anyone have a similar experience? Any solutions? --WilliamPoetra 10:55, 25 March 2007 (CST)
Edit: According to Sebastian Schmidt, the delay goes away with BIOS 2.11 . I'll check it out.
Edit: Nope, the problem doesn't go away.
Can't change brightness on T61
I'm using a T61 with linux kernel 2.6.21-5 and thinkpad-acpi module v.0.14. For the life of me I can't manage to change the LCD brightness. I've tried using both the thinkpad-acpi method under /proc/acpi/ibm/brightness and also the kernel acpi video method under /proc/acpi/video/VID/LCD0/brightness, but neither works. Nor do the Fn-Home and Fn-End keys work themselves.
X Reboot after changing brightness beyond limit X60
I am running Ubuntu Feisty $ uname -r 2.6.20-16-generic on an X60 1706-85G BIOS update is from May 2007
After pressing the brightness up or down keys serveral times and passing the max low/high brightness limits the X server reboots:
$ tail /var/log/syslog Jul 18 07:23:11 brasov gdm: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Schwerwiegender X-Fehler - :0 wird neu gestartet
When I rmmod the video module as suggested the brightness keys do not work at all.
In the Ubuntu boot splash screen the brightness keys work normally.