screen now dims when idle and always need to press Fn + F8 to brighten again. before i just move mouse and the screen is bright again. the user name on upper panel creates a white thick line beneath the name while pressing Fn+F8 to adjust brightness.

Bug #689587 reported by Gary Mercado on 2010-12-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

why did my screen turned all black while reading internet news?
when it turned black, i tried to move the touchpad and the it is normal again but
i noticed an additional icon on my upper panel.
i moved the cursor/mouse over and it says

" Session active, not inhibited ,screen idle."
If you can see this text, your display server is broken and you should notify your distributor.
Please see

what will i do ?
 the icon appeared is square with 4 red arrows on corners, similar to icon of "full screen view" of screensaver.
can i just delete the icon and not worry about it?

thanks ,

Revision history for this message
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Revision history for this message
Gary Mercado (gary18) wrote :

hi sir perdo,

thanks for reading my question.
i think we can cancel this question as this problem happened on 9.10 .
i moved to 10.04 just recently, just a month now.
as you will notice the date i reported it was still 2010.

as for my other question which you replied lately also. you asked me to move to 10.10.
today i went to computer shop searching for a new laptop so i can install 10.10 or whatever ubuntu.
i can not just delete this present 10.04 on my HP, this is also new and so far as of today it is working fine now.
i will still observe if no minor/major problem will occur.
the only problem i encountered is the visualization in rhythmbox.
not so important to me so i am not in a hurry to just delete this 10.04 so i told you i just look for another unit
for testing new OS.
i reported the visualization problem so for engineers/programmers in the community can repair it so that new
linux user will not encounter same problem , so they will enjoy..ha ha ha..

oh. i have another report which i will check again.
in "audacious" ..
i think i have the problem both in 9.10 and 10.04.
it is the "rep" and "rand" button on the player.
when tick, it will crash/corrupt the music file/album in playlist editor.
i will check that report again to make sure if i also have it in 10.04. i can't remember.
i am afraid to tick the button again.
it also affect the music files in music folder played during the time the button was ticked.
i will post this question again since it is about audacious..
this is a different case..

again, thanks for your help..


Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Related questions