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trope
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Remember Brightness Settings

Post by trope » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:38 pm

On a Tara install, Dell laptop, using Fn and the up/down keys did not work to adjust brightness, so I had to install an app using

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-brightness/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-brightness
However, opening various applications changes the brightness back to the previous setting, as well as rebooting the computer (these happened on previous Mint versions as well), and sometimes just randomly it resets. Is there any way to get it to save my preferred brightness setting? Thanks!
Last edited by trope on Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Remember Brightness Settings

Post by trope » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:07 pm

Have I posted this in the right section?

Even moving the mouse sometimes causes the brightness to reset to what it is when linux starts. I am also thinking that maybe it is not a MATE setting, but could it be an issue with the graphics card/drivers?

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Re: Remember Brightness Settings

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:14 pm

Nobody can tell if it's a graphic card issue with no posted system info whatsoever. Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here (no screenshots please):

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inxi -Fxz

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Re: Remember Brightness Settings

Post by trope » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:28 pm

It is happening all the time now for no discernible reason, even when I am viewing a screen and not using the mouse. Here is the output of

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inxi -Fxz

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System:    Host: Latitude-E5450 Kernel: 4.15.0-47-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu2)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E5450 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0DCPV1 v: A00 serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: Dell v: A18 date: 01/03/2018
Battery    BAT0: charge: 24.4 Wh 67.5% condition: 36.1/52.4 Wh (69%)
           model: LGC-LGC3.4 DELL 8V5GX59 status: Discharging
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-5300U (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Broadwell rev.4 cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9179
           clock speeds: max: 2900 MHz 1: 1518 MHz 2: 2070 MHz 3: 2211 MHz
           4: 1778 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel HD Graphics 5500 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.8 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Card-2 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-47-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (3) I218-LM
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (24.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10SPCX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 19G (67%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.83GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 235 Uptime: 1:28 Memory: 6264.3/7849.8MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 

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Re: Remember Brightness Settings

Post by trope » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:47 pm

Is it possible a mod could move this to a more appropriate forum if indicated? I'm thinking it's probably not a MATE issue but more something to do with the underlying OS, graphics card, or something else. Also the laptop is getting unusable because it jumps to the brightest setting all the time.

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Re: Remember Brightness Settings

Post by slipstick » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:05 pm

I control my screen brightness manually using redshift. You might consider it a disadvantage that the screen gets a more reddish tint when the brightness is turned down this way, but it works for me.

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