Originally Posted by kevin01123
The reason it dims like you say wouldn't happen to be because of xfce4-power-manager, would it? I'm trying to avoid anything bulky for power management, and laptop-mode-tools is the only thing that fits the bill.
In Fluxbox, the screen dims on its own as well. But, because I don't have any special acpi scripts installed (reminds me to do this
) closing the lid does not suspend. Plugging in the AC power does not auto-brighten the screen either.
I don't have any experience with laptop-mode-tools, but, on an older laptop I did all this the manual way. hdparm to control spin down, and /sys/devices/platform/* and/or a modified set of Eric's acpi scripts ( http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/tools/
Make sure laptop-mode-tools is installed and running correctly, and double check the configs.
The lcd-brightness module allows you to control the brightness of your LCD
When this option is enabled, laptop mode will adjust your LCD screen's
brightness settings, if possible. You must configure the following settings
for this to work.
The BRIGHTNESS_COMMAND settings specify commands that should be executed
in order to set the brightness of your LCD. The BRIGHTNESS_OUTPUT setting
specifies where the output of the command will be written. For instance,
if your LCD's brightness is adjusted by writing a numeric value 3 to a file
called /proc/brightness, you should set the command to "echo 3" and the
output file to "/proc/brightness". If your LCD's brightness is adjusted
using a utility like "toshset", you should include the entire toshset
command line as the command, and set the output file to "/dev/null".
The program looks interesting, I may have to check it out in detail at a latter time