Pretty simple problem, I would think, but haven't seen an answer yet.
When I open VLC, ltris, lbreakout2, Frozen Bubble, and a number of other applications the screen brightness dims considerably. I can fix this by unplugging my computer and plugging it back in, or by opening the preferences to power manager, but those are really aggravating to repeat every time you open common applications.
I'm running the RC to Linux Mint Gloria, and pretty much everything else is perfect! I'm using a Lenovo SL400 with an Intel graphics chip. The brightness controls don't work well under Linux, and haven't since I got the computer. They've been improving, but to date the only distribution which works well with my computer's brightness is Fedora. But in general it's not an issue until I run into something like this issue with VLC, where I'm not able to turn up the brightness except through workarounds!
Hoping the solution's pretty simple! Thanks in advance!