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Old 03-11-2009, 03:05 AM
Lucio M Nicolosi
 
Default backlight issue with laptop and 8.10

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 10:56 PM, Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, folks...
>
> I am a ubuntu newbie and mostly I love it. But - I can't control
> backlight dimming. I want the backlight to be at max brightness at all
> times and don't see how to do this. Currently, it appears to flicker
> with ambient room light, dimming in dark rooms, getting brighter in
> bright lighting conditions.
>
> Details:
>
> Seanix Z7100 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics. Is there
> more info that would help disgnose or fix this?
>
> Larissa

I'm no laptop user but found out that:

"Seanix is moving and website functionality will be down temporarily",
which I guess means no support or maybe (778) 321-9290 - Technical
Support :Techsupport@seanix.com - Office hours 8:30am - 5:30pm Pacific
Standard Time, Mon-Fri - (Canada?)

There's an applet in Gnome Panel that you may want to try:

Right click upper panel // + Add to Panel // Brightness Applet

L.



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Old 03-11-2009, 03:05 AM
David Curtis
 
Default backlight issue with laptop and 8.10

On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:56:57 -0700
Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, folks...
>
> I am a ubuntu newbie and mostly I love it. But - I can't control
> backlight dimming. I want the backlight to be at max brightness at all
> times and don't see how to do this. Currently, it appears to flicker
> with ambient room light, dimming in dark rooms, getting brighter in
> bright lighting conditions.
>
> Details:
>
> Seanix Z7100 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics. Is there
> more info that would help disgnose or fix this?

Try smartdimmer: 'sudo apt-get smartdimmer'. The package says it's for nvidia 6200 GO, but I've read claims that it works on 7600 GO. It might be worth a shot.

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:25 AM
David Curtis
 
Default backlight issue with laptop and 8.10

On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:05:43 -0400
David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:56:57 -0700
> Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi, folks...
> >
> > I am a ubuntu newbie and mostly I love it. But - I can't control
> > backlight dimming. I want the backlight to be at max brightness at all
> > times and don't see how to do this. Currently, it appears to flicker
> > with ambient room light, dimming in dark rooms, getting brighter in
> > bright lighting conditions.
> >
> > Details:
> >
> > Seanix Z7100 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics. Is there
> > more info that would help disgnose or fix this?
>
> Try smartdimmer: 'sudo apt-get smartdimmer'. The package says it's for nvidia 6200 GO, but I've read claims that it works on 7600 GO. It might be worth a shot.
>
And of course that should be 'sudo apt-get install smartdimmer'.

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Old 03-13-2009, 02:55 AM
Larissa Ardis
 
Default backlight issue with laptop and 8.10

Hi folks...

Backatcha with this backlight problem on my laptop. The backlight
appears to dim significantly with fluctuating ambient light, which I
*don't* want it to do.

David Curtis, thanks so much for the tip! I executed that sudo command
in a terminal window, and this is what appeared (between stars):
****
larissa@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install smartdimmer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
smartdimmer is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 104 not upgraded.
****
So... does this mean I already have the component that you were
suggesting? How do I find/operate smartdimmer?

Lucio Nicolosi, thanks for your suggestion to use that Brightness
applet... actually, I've already done that, and it doesn't appear to
affect the dimming problem.

In case this is useful additional information, my laptop has this
light-sensor thing that I can control via a Fn/F5 or Fn/F6 key
combination in Windows... but I can't figure out any way to do this in
Ubuntu.

My laptop is a Seanix Z7100 with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics.

Larissa


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:05:43 -0400
From: David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>
Subject: Re: backlight issue with laptop and 8.10
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <20090311000544.2b0f5ab7.dcurtis@uniserve.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:56:57 -0700
Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, folks...
>
> I am a ubuntu newbie and mostly I love it. But - I can't control
> backlight dimming. I want the backlight to be at max brightness at all
> times and don't see how to do this. Currently, it appears to flicker
> with ambient room light, dimming in dark rooms, getting brighter in
> bright lighting conditions.
>
> Details:
>
> Seanix Z7100 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics. Is there
> more info that would help disgnose or fix this?

Try smartdimmer: 'sudo apt-get smartdimmer'. The package says it's for
nvidia 6200 GO, but I've read claims that it works on 7600 GO. It
might be worth a shot.

--
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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:05:43 -0400
From: David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>
Subject: Re: backlight issue with laptop and 8.10
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <20090311000544.2b0f5ab7.dcurtis@uniserve.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:56:57 -0700
Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, folks...
>
> I am a ubuntu newbie and mostly I love it. But - I can't control
> backlight dimming. I want the backlight to be at max brightness at all
> times and don't see how to do this. Currently, it appears to flicker
> with ambient room light, dimming in dark rooms, getting brighter in
> bright lighting conditions.
>
> Details:
>
> Seanix Z7100 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics. Is there
> more info that would help disgnose or fix this?

Try smartdimmer: 'sudo apt-get smartdimmer'. The package saysI don't
know how to verify that I do have it, or to operate it. it's for
nvidia 6200 GO, but I've read claims that it works on 7600 GO. It
might be worth a shot.

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:10 AM
Lucio M Nicolosi
 
Default backlight issue with laptop and 8.10

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:55 AM, Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks...
>
> Backatcha with this backlight problem on my laptop. The backlight
> appears to dim significantly with fluctuating ambient light, which I
> *don't* want it to do.
>
> David Curtis, thanks so much for the tip! I executed that sudo command
> in a terminal window, and this is what appeared (between stars):
> ****
> larissa@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install smartdimmer
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> smartdimmer is already the newest version.
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 104 not upgraded.
> ****
> So... does this mean I already have the component that you were
> suggesting? How do I find/operate smartdimmer?
>
> Lucio Nicolosi, thanks for your suggestion to use that Brightness
> applet... actually, I've already done that, and it doesn't appear to
> affect the dimming problem.
>
> In case this is useful additional information, my laptop has this
> light-sensor thing that I can control via a Fn/F5 or Fn/F6 key
> combination in Windows... but I can't figure out any way to do this in
> Ubuntu.
>
> My laptop is a Seanix Z7100 with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics.
>
> Larissa
>
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:05:43 -0400
> From: David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>
> Subject: Re: backlight issue with laptop and 8.10
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <20090311000544.2b0f5ab7.dcurtis@uniserve.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
>
> On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:56:57 -0700
> Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi, folks...
>>
>> I am a ubuntu newbie and mostly I love it. But - I can't control
>> backlight dimming. I want the backlight to be at max brightness at all
>> times and don't see how to do this. Currently, it appears to flicker
>> with ambient room light, dimming in dark rooms, getting brighter in
>> bright lighting conditions.
>>
>> Details:
>>
>> Seanix Z7100 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics. Is there
>> more info that would help disgnose or fix this?
>
> Try smartdimmer: 'sudo apt-get smartdimmer'. The package says it's for
> nvidia 6200 GO, but I've read claims that it works on 7600 GO. It
> might be worth a shot.
>
> --
> David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:05:43 -0400
> From: David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>
> Subject: Re: backlight issue with laptop and 8.10
> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <20090311000544.2b0f5ab7.dcurtis@uniserve.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
>
> On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:56:57 -0700
> Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi, folks...
>>
>> I am a ubuntu newbie and mostly I love it. But - I can't control
>> backlight dimming. I want the backlight to be at max brightness at all
>> times and don't see how to do this. Currently, it appears to flicker
>> with ambient room light, dimming in dark rooms, getting brighter in
>> bright lighting conditions.
>>
>> Details:
>>
>> Seanix Z7100 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics. Is there
>> more info that would help disgnose or fix this?
>
> Try smartdimmer: 'sudo apt-get smartdimmer'. The package saysI don't
> know how to verify that I do have it, or to operate it. *it's for
> nvidia 6200 GO, but I've read claims that it works on 7600 GO. It
> might be worth a shot.
>
> --
> David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>

Did a quick search for "smartdimmer + nvidia + linux"

Please check:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53225

and see if it applies.

Good luck.

[could also glue a flashlight over the damned sensor, if it weren't so
bulky :-) ]

L.


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Old 03-13-2009, 04:38 AM
Lucio M Nicolosi
 
Default backlight issue with laptop and 8.10

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:10 AM, Lucio M Nicolosi <lmnicolosi@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 12:55 AM, Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks...
>>
>> Backatcha with this backlight problem on my laptop. The backlight
>> appears to dim significantly with fluctuating ambient light, which I
>> *don't* want it to do.
>>
>> David Curtis, thanks so much for the tip! I executed that sudo command
>> in a terminal window, and this is what appeared (between stars):
>> ****
>> larissa@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install smartdimmer
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> smartdimmer is already the newest version.
>> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 104 not upgraded.
>> ****
>> So... does this mean I already have the component that you were
>> suggesting? How do I find/operate smartdimmer?
>>
>> Lucio Nicolosi, thanks for your suggestion to use that Brightness
>> applet... actually, I've already done that, and it doesn't appear to
>> affect the dimming problem.
>>
>> In case this is useful additional information, my laptop has this
>> light-sensor thing that I can control via a Fn/F5 or Fn/F6 key
>> combination in Windows... but I can't figure out any way to do this in
>> Ubuntu.
>>
>> My laptop is a Seanix Z7100 with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics.
>>
>> Larissa
>>
>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:05:43 -0400
>> From: David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>
>> Subject: Re: backlight issue with laptop and 8.10
>> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
>> Message-ID: <20090311000544.2b0f5ab7.dcurtis@uniserve.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
>>
>> On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:56:57 -0700
>> Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, folks...
>>>
>>> I am a ubuntu newbie and mostly I love it. But - I can't control
>>> backlight dimming. I want the backlight to be at max brightness at all
>>> times and don't see how to do this. Currently, it appears to flicker
>>> with ambient room light, dimming in dark rooms, getting brighter in
>>> bright lighting conditions.
>>>
>>> Details:
>>>
>>> Seanix Z7100 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics. Is there
>>> more info that would help disgnose or fix this?
>>
>> Try smartdimmer: 'sudo apt-get smartdimmer'. The package says it's for
>> nvidia 6200 GO, but I've read claims that it works on 7600 GO. It
>> might be worth a shot.
>>
>> --
>> David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>
>>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:05:43 -0400
>> From: David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>
>> Subject: Re: backlight issue with laptop and 8.10
>> To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
>> Message-ID: <20090311000544.2b0f5ab7.dcurtis@uniserve.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
>>
>> On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:56:57 -0700
>> Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, folks...
>>>
>>> I am a ubuntu newbie and mostly I love it. But - I can't control
>>> backlight dimming. I want the backlight to be at max brightness at all
>>> times and don't see how to do this. Currently, it appears to flicker
>>> with ambient room light, dimming in dark rooms, getting brighter in
>>> bright lighting conditions.
>>>
>>> Details:
>>>
>>> Seanix Z7100 laptop with Nvidia GeForce 6600 Go graphics. Is there
>>> more info that would help disgnose or fix this?
>>
>> Try smartdimmer: 'sudo apt-get smartdimmer'. The package saysI don't
>> know how to verify that I do have it, or to operate it. *it's for
>> nvidia 6200 GO, but I've read claims that it works on 7600 GO. It
>> might be worth a shot.
>>
>> --
>> David Curtis <dcurtis@uniserve.com>
>
> Did a quick search for "smartdimmer + nvidia + linux"
>
> Please check:
>
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53225
>
> and see if it applies.
>
>

Also try nvclock available from Sinaptic, if it isn't already installed.

(see http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/NVClock-5246.shtml)

L.



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Old 03-13-2009, 08:10 PM
David Curtis
 
Default backlight issue with laptop and 8.10

On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 20:55:23 -0700
Larissa Ardis <larissa.ardis@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks...
>
> Backatcha with this backlight problem on my laptop. The backlight
> appears to dim significantly with fluctuating ambient light, which I
> *don't* want it to do.
>
> David Curtis, thanks so much for the tip! I executed that sudo command
> in a terminal window, and this is what appeared (between stars):
> ****
> larissa@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install smartdimmer
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> smartdimmer is already the newest version.
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 104 not upgraded.
> ****
> So... does this mean I already have the component that you were
> suggesting? How do I find/operate smartdimmer?

Yes, already installed. 'smartdimmer --help' will tell you all you need to know. Also you might want to 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade' to upgrade those 104 packages. But that could be a huge download.


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