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Re: Gnome feedback when adjusting the display brightness



On Sat, 2009-12-26 at 11:12 -0500, Sam Varshavchik wrote: 
> After updating the kernel to 2.6.31.9, I was pleasantly surprised to see 
> that my laptop's ACPI keys for adjusting the display brightness are now 
> working, for the first time ever.
> 
> On another laptop, whose display brightness ACPI keys have worked for a 
> while, there's a large icon that pops up on the Gnome desktop when I adjust 
> the display brightness level. It sort of looks like a big lightbulb, with a 
> slider underneath that scrolls horizontally, when I change the screen's 
> brightness level.
> 
> On this laptop, the lightbulb does not pop up, only the display brightness 
> changes. The only difference that I can think of is that the other one is 
> running compiz (and the big lightbulb comes up as a semi-opaque overlay over 
> the desktop), and this laptop's video hardware does not have accelerated 
> support, so no compiz here. Would that be it -- just curious.
> 
I see the brightness applet as something optional that you can add to
the panel However,my laptop has a FN up and down arrow that does the
same thing.

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