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greenpoise 02-18-2010 11:56 PM

brightness control screen bars
 
Ok. I have searched online with no success. The brightness control is working fine on my laptop. Problem is that the bars dont get rendered on screen. Instead I get like a static white line on screen everytime I press the brightness control. On boot however, I can see the correct bars. It is once I start my xsession, the bars do not show up. Here are my specs:

Slackware 13
Xorg Radeon driver
kernel 2.6.29.8



Thanks in advance

PenGUiN_6_1 03-01-2010 03:00 PM

I have used the brightness control with the Slackware distro. I believe that I had a laptop with Intel chipset. Though mine did not show the bar you talk about, as it would with Fedora, I believe that it may just be a software issue, maybe minor. Though I currently use Fedora, I have had experience with using Slackware. Anyway...if it is NOT minor, I suggest reading the information, or using another driver, if it comes to that. IF the brightness control works, and you get a static white line, and the screen adjusts appropriately, and the static white line is the ONLY issue, it may be a software thing.

When you say 'the bars', I guess you mean the control graph...it tells you where the brightness is as it is adjusted. If that is all, it may just be the X software on the distro...everything works, it is just that one thing. If it is something else, though, then I am unsure of what to say. Sorry, hope this helps

greenpoise 03-02-2010 07:54 PM

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When you say 'the bars', I guess you mean the control graph...it tells you where the brightness is as it is adjusted. If that is all, it may just be the X software on the distro...everything works, it is just that one thing. If it is something else, though, then I am unsure of what to say. Sorry, hope this helps
Thanks for your help. The control graph, thats the name of it! thanks for clearing that up. I did not know the name of it. So it has to do with my xorg.conf. I wonder what setting would correct that. I will keep searching till ATI decides to update its catalyst software. Appreciate it!


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