Comment 14 for bug 447764

    I figured out a solution that works indefinitely, at least till an
update comes along anyway. Go to applications>settings>Xfce 4 Settings
Manager>Power Management and all settings for monitor and brightness to
never. So far this has worked, as long as I don't try to adjust the
brightness because that would trigger our little problem again which I don't
wanna do. So until there is a fix this works fine, actually I'll keep my
settings this way just in case. Hope this helps.

On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 10:45 AM, .k. <email address hidden> wrote:

> *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 415023 ***
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/415023
>
> Even my U100 has the same problem. The only solution is to make a few
> clicks on the main menu.
>
> --
> MSI Wind U100 - brightness adjustment problem
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/447764
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of a duplicate bug (via bug 415023).
>
> Status in “pm-utils” package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: pm-utils
>
> On the MSI Wind U100, if brightness is adjusted with either the brightness
> function keys or Ubuntu itself it gets itself stuck in a continuous loop
> whereby the brightness applet(? - the pop up window) stays continuously on
> the screen, and the brightness level toggles between the current setting and
> the next brightness setting up (e.g. say 10% and 20% or 50% and 60% etc).
> This also results in the brightness of the screen actually continuously
> changing as well, making it very difficult to use.
>
> This also occurs at startup, so from boot time onwards the brightness of
> the backlight for the screen is flashing constantly.
> A work around at the moment, is to set the brightness level in the
> System-Preferences-Power Management to the lowest level.
> This stops the screen from flashing continuously (unless you try and adjust
> the screen brightness).
> Thankfully the lowest level on the Wind is quite usable in most lighting
> conditions.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Sat Oct 10 11:55:24 2009
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
> Package: pm-utils 1.2.5-2ubuntu7
> PackageArchitecture: all
> ProcEnviron:
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> LANG=en_AU.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-13.42-generic
> SourcePackage: pm-utils
> Uname: Linux 2.6.31-13-generic i686
>