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Old 03-26-08, 11:04 AM   #49
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it would be *really* nice if nvidia would put that higher on their priority list.. it should be _very_ easy reproducable and investigateable.... So fixing it should not be too hard, except they're rewriting the complete driver....

But missing this feature _SUCKS_ -.-

Open your drivers and i do it myself...
/me 110% Agreeing LCD brightness control not working is yet another lack of care of linux laptop customers, together with being a really nasty surprise for who spends a lot of money on professional laptops like we did.

Thinking my battery could last 1hour more if just you @nvidia did your homework, or simply go opensource (it's high time guys, wake up, we're in 2008) makes me shiver.

As a Linux from-factory adopter, if I was in DELL people I would boycott Nvidia graphic chips. In the meanwhile, somebody told me also these people does nice graphic hardware http://www.amd.com/us-en/ .
Check it out..
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Old 04-02-08, 12:59 AM   #50
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We identified one problem interfering with SBIOS assisted brightness control on GeForce 8 series mobile systems. This problem will be fixed in a future NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release. Unfortunately, I can not provide an estimate for when this graphics driver will become available.
Well, its 2008's APRIL, I have just installed the 169.12 driver version for x11 and still NOTHING while our eyes and batteries are frying with the fabulous brightness control bug, or I prefer to say UNIMPLEMENTED FEATURE.
I'm pretty sure Nvidia is working extremely hard to fix this issue, but i really do belive that its very complex and painful to implement such kind of functionality.
Thank you Nvidia to threat your costumers as a clown.
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Old 04-02-08, 09:22 PM   #51
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Lenovo T61p
nvidia0: <Quadro FX 570M>
FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE
nvidia-driver-169.12

brightness control now working with function buttons on this machine.

thanks guys!
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Old 04-10-08, 02:19 AM   #52
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We are really exausted about this problem, Nvidia tell us more about what's going on!
Situation:
/proc interface behaves correctly reading and setting values, but with NO EFFECT.
Brightness STILL not working under Linux on

My laptop:
Samsung Q70

My kernel:
(Hardy Heron Ubuntu 8.04)
Linux AFK-47 2.6.24-15-generic #1 SMP Tue Apr 8 00:33:51 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

My card:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M G (rev a1)

My Driver:
169.16 (x86-32)


My BIOS revision:
Tested not working on both 11ST and 09ST.
09ST downgrade actually fixed other FN keys, but _NOT_ brightness.

Additional Info
root@AFK-47 :~# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/registry
EnableVia4x: 0
EnableALiAGP: 0
NvAGP: 3
ReqAGPRate: 15
EnableAGPSBA: 0
EnableAGPFW: 0
Mobile: 4294967295
ResmanDebugLevel: 4294967295
RmLogonRC: 1
ModifyDeviceFiles: 1
DeviceFileUID: 0
DeviceFileGID: 44
DeviceFileMode: 432
RemapLimit: 0
UseCPA: 4294967295
UseVBios: 1
RMEdgeIntrCheck: 1
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Old 04-12-08, 09:06 PM   #53
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Today I installed 173.08 beta drivers. Release notes mentioned explicitly this problems to be fixed.

BULL****!

Nothing changed!! Still my hardware FN control for brightness stops working as X turns on.
If I uninstall Nvidia module and use "nv" driver it works ok, but it's obviously unusable.. :/

STILL WAITING FIXES HERE..
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Old 05-01-08, 11:07 AM   #54
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I'm still waiting too !
I'll hesitate the next time I'll buy Nvidia graphic card ou new laptop
And yes, it would be a greaaaat idea to become open source guys...
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Old 05-03-08, 06:09 AM   #55
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Well, brightness function keys don't work for me either, but I can adjust brightness by entering VT, the way lemurenkind suggested:

*** My hardware: ***

Laptop: HP 8510w
OS: Kubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) 32bit
Kernel: 2.6.24-16-generic i686
Video card: NVidia Quadro FX 570M
Driver: NVidia 169.12 (Linux-x86) (nvidia-glx-new package)

*** The solution: ***
  1. Press CTRL-ALT-F[1-6] to enter virtual terminal
  2. Log in as user
  3. Code:
    sudo -s
  4. Code:
    echo -n <LEVEL> >> /proc/acpi/video/C14B/C15F/brightness
    where <LEVEL> must be a valid brightness level. Also, the directory path (after proc/acpi/video/) might be different in different laptops, takes a little searching.
  5. Logout and return to X with CTRL-ALT-F7

Hopefully, this will adjust the brightness level, and the adjustment will persist until you restart or re-adjust through VT. It ain't pretty, it ain't fast, but it sure beats a headache any day
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Old 05-07-08, 11:22 AM   #56
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Doesn't work...
My path is /proc/acpi/video/GFX0/DD04/brightness

The problem is known but is still present for a while...

Can a Nvidia guy reply about that ?
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Old 05-08-08, 12:37 AM   #57
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I'm looking to buy a Thinkpad T61 with the NVS 140M. Has this been fixed for these laptops?
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Old 05-08-08, 08:29 AM   #58
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Hey guys!
I have the same problem: Sony VAIO with GeForceM 8600 GS.
I've installed 173.08 beta drivers recently, brightness IS NOT WORKING. Again.
NVidia fails to fix this bug for a year!!!!!! Moreover, suspend/hibernate are not working too. Is there someone from NVidia corp. to answer a silly question: "When are you going to fix this bug?"
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Old 05-09-08, 03:32 AM   #59
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I have been struggling with the brightness problem since July 2007, Sony Vaio FZ11S. NO WAY.
A lot of people have the same problem. Check here on Ubuntu forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=702879

Vins
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Old 05-13-08, 03:30 AM   #60
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i got a sony vaio fz 31 m, nvidia 8400 gs.
fn-keys for brightness not working on linux, ubuntu hardy.
for the rest i got everything else working nicely.
i got the newest beta driver 173.08 installed.
the driver is way better than the 169.xx one, but brightness still not adjustabe...
WHAT A MISERY.
SNIF
SNIF
TEARS
sunglass,
not convinced by either sony or nvidia... WHO'S TO BLAME?
WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE?
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