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Comment 9 for bug 207473

But that's only a temporary workaround and not really a fix... right?

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Flo <email address hidden> wrote:

> Adding "blacklist video" in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist also solve the
> problem on my Dell XPS M1330
>
> --
> Screen brightness double level changes
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/207473
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>
> Status in Source Package "gnome-power-manager" in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager
>
> I have a fresh installation of Hardy with the latest updates installed on
> a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. The brightness settings (Fn+Up/Down) work
> although they seem to skip a level each time.
>
> '/proc/acpi/video/VID/LCD/brightness' tells me that it supports brightness
> levels 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 and 100. Without gnome-power-manager
> running pressing Fn+Up will transition up into each level and back down
> again smoothly.
>
> When gnome-power-manager is running increasing the brightness from 12 I
> can only get levels 36, 60, 84 and 100. Decreasing the levels from 100 I
> only get 72, 48, 24 and 12. Running gnome-power-manager with the verbose
> option shows that when I press the brightness-up button once it is recorded
> twice. I ran gnome-power-manager in a debugger thinking it was a timing
> issue and it still happened.
>
> I have included the output from pressing the brightness-up button (Fn+Up)
> once below. This only happens when gnome-power-manager is running and did
> not happen using Feisty. I have looked at the code and I cannot see why the
> button event is triggered twice, I don't have any experience of the code but
> if you can give me any ideas of where to start I can try to look into this
> myself.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> [hal_device_condition_cb] gpm-button.c:391 (00:11:48):
> condition=ButtonPressed, details=brightness-up
> [emit_button_pressed] gpm-button.c:335 (00:11:48): emitting
> button-pressed : brightness-up
> [button_pressed_cb] gpm-manager.c:999 (00:11:48): Button press
> event type=brightness-up
> [button_pressed_cb] gpm-srv-screensaver.c:167 (00:11:48): Button
> press event type=brightness-up
> [button_pressed_cb] gpm-backlight.c:563 (00:11:48): Button press
> event type=brightness-up
> [gpm_brightness_lcd_get_hw] gpm-brightness-lcd.c:116 (00:11:48):
> GetBrightness returned level: 0
> [gpm_brightness_lcd_set_hw] gpm-brightness-lcd.c:155 (00:11:48):
> Setting 1 of 7
> [gpm_brightness_lcd_up] gpm-brightness-lcd.c:362 (00:11:48): emitting
> brightness-changed (14)
> [brightness_changed_cb] gpm-backlight.c:755 (00:11:48): Need to display
> backlight feedback value 14
> [gpm_feedback_display_value] gpm-feedback-widget.c:144 (00:11:48):
> Displaying 0.140000 on feedback widget
> [gpm_refcount_add] gpm-refcount.c:100 (00:11:48): refcount now: 1
> [gpm_refcount_add] gpm-refcount.c:101 (00:11:48): non zero, so
> sending REFCOUNT_ADDED
> [brightness_changed_cb] gpm-backlight.c:759 (00:11:48): emitting
> brightness-changed : 14
> [button_pressed_cb] gpm-info.c:698 (00:11:48): Button press event
> type=brightness-up
> [hal_device_condition_cb] gpm-button.c:391 (00:11:48):
> condition=ButtonPressed, details=brightness-up
> [emit_button_pressed] gpm-button.c:335 (00:11:48): emitting
> button-pressed : brightness-up
> [button_pressed_cb] gpm-manager.c:999 (00:11:48): Button press
> event type=brightness-up
> [button_pressed_cb] gpm-srv-screensaver.c:167 (00:11:48): Button
> press event type=brightness-up
> [button_pressed_cb] gpm-backlight.c:563 (00:11:48): Button press
> event type=brightness-up
> [gpm_brightness_lcd_get_hw] gpm-brightness-lcd.c:116 (00:11:48):
> GetBrightness returned level: 1
> [gpm_brightness_lcd_set_hw] gpm-brightness-lcd.c:155 (00:11:48):
> Setting 2 of 7
> [gpm_brightness_lcd_up] gpm-brightness-lcd.c:362 (00:11:48): emitting
> brightness-changed (28)
> [brightness_changed_cb] gpm-backlight.c:755 (00:11:48): Need to display
> backlight feedback value 28
> [gpm_feedback_display_value] gpm-feedback-widget.c:144 (00:11:48):
> Displaying 0.280000 on feedback widget
> [gpm_refcount_add] gpm-refcount.c:100 (00:11:48): refcount now: 2
> [gpm_refcount_add] gpm-refcount.c:101 (00:11:48): non zero, so
> sending REFCOUNT_ADDED
> [brightness_changed_cb] gpm-backlight.c:759 (00:11:48): emitting
> brightness-changed : 28
> [button_pressed_cb] gpm-info.c:698 (00:11:48): Button press event
> type=brightness-up
> [gpm_refcount_auto_decrement] gpm-refcount.c:77 (00:11:50): refcount
> now: 1
> [gpm_refcount_auto_decrement] gpm-refcount.c:74 (00:11:50): zero, so
> sending REFCOUNT_ZERO
> [gpm_feedback_close_window] gpm-feedback-widget.c:134 (00:11:50):
> Closing feedback widget
>