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Old 01-10-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
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unable to adjust screen brightness on my laptop after installing 10.3


Hi, i am not able to adjust the screen brightness on my laptop after using 10.3.

I like to seek some advice on what should i do? Where can i read to solve this problem or what respository or updates do i need to install to enable this adjusting screen brightness feature?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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Maybe a solution would be to install Graphics Card drivers
 
Old 01-16-2008, 03:25 AM   #3
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Maybe a solution would be to install Graphics Card drivers
Hi i'm still new to linux, so i have some qns. Install the graphics card driver, yes i have but its for windows. How do i install?
Or do i down load the driver from the internet which is for my graphics card?
Do i use wine to install?

Thanks
 
Old 01-16-2008, 03:34 AM   #4
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Maybe a solution would be to install Graphics Card drivers
Hi i'm still new to linux, so i have some qns. Install the graphics card driver, yes i have but its for windows. How do i install?
Or do i down load the driver from the internet which is for my graphics card?
Do i use wine to install?

Thanks
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:23 AM   #5
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Hi i'm still new to linux, so i have some qns. Install the graphics card driver, yes i have but its for windows. How do i install?
Or do i down load the driver from the internet which is for my graphics card?
Do i use wine to install?

Thanks
If u have Suse installed go at Yast->software->comnunity repositories and then add the ATI or Nvidia repositories(depending on what card u have).
Then again go to Yast->software->install software(or software managment-cant remember) and at the search bar type nvidia or ATI.Click on the appropriate drivers to install them.

As far as the nvidia is concerned the Nvidia Installer HOWTO for SUSE LINUX users taken from www.nvidia.com http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html

says: to install the NVIDIA driver. Select the following packages:

x11-video-nvidiaG01

But

If you own one of the following NVIDIA graphics chips

0x0110 GeForce2 MX/MX 400
0x0111 GeForce2 MX 100/200
0x0112 GeForce2 Go
0x0113 Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go
0x0170 GeForce4 MX 460
0x0171 GeForce4 MX 440
0x0172 GeForce4 MX 420
0x0173 GeForce4 MX 440-SE
0x0174 GeForce4 440 Go
0x0175 GeForce4 420 Go
0x0176 GeForce4 420 Go 32M
0x0177 GeForce4 460 Go
0x0178 Quadro4 550 XGL
0x0179 GeForce4 440 Go 64M
0x017A Quadro NVS
0x017C Quadro4 500 GoGL
0x017D GeForce4 410 Go 16M
0x0181 GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
0x0182 GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X
0x0183 GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X
0x0185 GeForce4 MX 4000
0x0188 Quadro4 580 XGL
0x018A Quadro NVS 280 SD
0x018B Quadro4 380 XGL
0x018C Quadro NVS 50 PCI
0x01A0 GeForce2 Integrated GPU
0x01F0 GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
0x0200 GeForce3
0x0201 GeForce3 Ti 200
0x0202 GeForce3 Ti 500
0x0203 Quadro DCC
0x0250 GeForce4 Ti 4600
0x0251 GeForce4 Ti 4400
0x0253 GeForce4 Ti 4200
0x0258 Quadro4 900 XGL
0x0259 Quadro4 750 XGL
0x025B Quadro4 700 XGL
0x0280 GeForce4 Ti 4800
0x0281 GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X
0x0282 GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE
0x0286 GeForce4 4200 Go
0x0288 Quadro4 980 XGL
0x0289 Quadro4 780 XGL
0x028C Quadro4 700 GoGL

select instead the packages:

x11-video-nvidia
Hope it helped

Last edited by delta_9; 01-17-2008 at 09:26 AM.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 08:52 AM   #6
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Hi, i am not able to adjust the screen brightness on my laptop after using 10.3.

I like to seek some advice on what should i do? Where can i read to solve this problem or what respository or updates do i need to install to enable this adjusting screen brightness feature?
Is is a BIOS function or is it a video card driver function?

If it's a BIOS function open Yast -> Hardware -> Keyboard Layout. From there select your laptop model for the keyboard layout. In some cases the exact keyboard may not be there. For example, my Acer 3003 isn't there but the Acer Travelmate 800 activates the "Fn" keys for me allowing me to adjust the brightness, turn touch pad on/off, etc.

Otherwise as suggested, check what video card is installed in your machine and install the appropriate driver.

If you need help with that let us know what card you have, we'll be glad to help.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 02:35 AM   #7
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Hi thanks for replying my question. I desperately need some guidance.
On windows, the display card is display as ATI Radeon Xpress 1150.

On linux after typing lspci is displays:

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP]

I can confirm its not the bios problem becos when i go to kdw control center -> peripherals -> display and select the power control tab, the brightness feature is not enable. It says your hardware currently does not support the changing of your display

What should i do?

Thanks
 
Old 07-26-2008, 01:22 PM   #8
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I am facing the same problem.

And to clear up the things, the brightness of the display has nothing to do with the Graphics Card. It's a totally monitors' thing.

In regular TFT monitors used in desktops, the buttons for adjusting the brightness, contrast and numerous other things are there in the monitor itself. But in notebooks, like mine here, HP Pavillion dv2000 notebook, the keys for adjusting the brightness of the display (the tft) are some function keys (f7 and f8 in mine) combined with the special key (fn key) in the keyboard.

In windows Vista, which comes default with this laptop, it works fine. But here in Open Suse 10.3, it doesn't work. So please, if anybody knows how to fix this problem, please enlighten us all.

And thank you in advance.
 
  


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