I can't dim my screen

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    endless

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    I have an XP AAO and for some reason I can't dim my screen. All other FN functions work (volume, etc....) but when I press fn+left arrow or right arrow nothing happens. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Is there any type of work around?


    Thanks!
     
    endless, Sep 6, 2008
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    Can anyone help me?
     
    endless, Sep 7, 2008
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    I had this, it happened when my One crashed during an update. A reinstall of linpus sorted it. Try this if you still have the problem.
     
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    [edit] Ooops sorry, XP - ignore that :)

    Check in your home directory for a file .XHkeys, this should contain the key mappings...
    -Duncan.

    cat ~/.XHkeys
    xhkeys.codeline19: 176;0;A#;/usr/bin/volcontrol up
    xhkeys.codeline20: 174;0;A#;/usr/bin/volcontrol down
    xhkeys.codeline32: 174;18;A#;/usr/bin/volcontrol down
    xhkeys.codeline16: 123;0;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash brightness_up
    xhkeys.codeline13: 192;0;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash touchpad_off
    xhkeys.codeline26: 115;18;A#;/usr/bin/xfdesktop2 --gohome
    xhkeys.codeline28: 78;18;A#;/usr/bin/xflock4
    xhkeys.codeline15: 78;2;A#;/usr/bin/xflock4
    xhkeys.codeline34: 176;18;A#;/usr/bin/volcontrol up
    xhkeys.codeline27: 78;16;A#;/usr/bin/xflock4
    xhkeys.codeline22: 115;0;A#;/usr/bin/superhome.sh
    xhkeys.codeline6: 174;2;A#;/usr/bin/volcontrol down
    xhkeys.codeline23: 239;2;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash brightness_down
    xhkeys.codeline3: 191;2;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash touchpad_on
    xhkeys.codeline8: 233;2;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash wireless_up
    xhkeys.codeline21: 123;2;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash brightness_up
    xhkeys.codeline31: 174;16;A#;/usr/bin/volcontrol down
    xhkeys.plugin1: xhkeys_cdaudio;cda;devname="/dev/cdrom";devgrab=n
    xhkeys.codeline10: 234;2;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash wireless_down
    xhkeys.plugin2: xhkeys_mixer;vol;devname="/dev/mixer"channel=-1;devgrab=n
    xhkeys.codeline11: 248;0;A#;/usr/bin/lvdsvga.sh &
    xhkeys.codeline24: 115;2;A#;/usr/bin/superhome.sh
    xhkeys.codeline4: 160;2;A#;/usr/bin/mutecontrol
    xhkeys.codeline17: 239;0;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash brightness_down
    xhkeys.codeline1: 248;2;A#;/usr/bin/lvdsvga.sh &
    xhkeys.codeline35: 248;16;A#;/usr/bin/lvdsvga.sh &
    xhkeys.codeline36: 248;18;A#;/usr/bin/lvdsvga.sh &
    xhkeys.codeline12: 191;0;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash touchpad_on
    xhkeys.codeline9: 234;0;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash wireless_down
    xhkeys.codeline18: 160;0;A#;/usr/bin/mutecontrol
    xhkeys.codeline5: 176;2;A#;/usr/bin/volcontrol up
    xhkeys.codeline29: 160;18;A#;/usr/bin/mutecontrol
    xhkeys.codeline7: 233;0;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash wireless_up
    xhkeys.codeline33: 176;16;A#;/usr/bin/volcontrol up
    xhkeys.codeline2: 192;2;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash touchpad_off
    xhkeys.codeline25: 115;16;A#;/usr/bin/superhome.sh
    xhkeys.codeline14: 78;0;A#;/usr/bin/xflock4
    xhkeys.codeline30: 160;16;A#;/usr/bin/mutecontrol
    xhkeys.codeline45: 163;0;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash 3G_on
    xhkeys.codeline46: 163;2;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash 3G_on
    xhkeys.codeline47: 163;16;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash 3G_on
    xhkeys.codeline48: 163;18;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash 3G_on
    xhkeys.codeline49: 204;0;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash 3G_off
    xhkeys.codeline50: 204;2;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash 3G_off
    xhkeys.codeline51: 204;16;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash 3G_off
    xhkeys.codeline52: 204;18;A#;/usr/bin/hotkey_splash 3G_off
     
    Duncan_Rowland, Sep 7, 2008
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    phatman

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    Not sure if this helps but if you download and install Volumouse from Nirsoft, you can set it up to use a mousewheel to change the brightness.

    Obviously relies on you connecting a mouse to your A1 ?

    Also not sure if helps with battery life as it cheats slightly to change the brightness (it just alters the gamma settings).
     
    phatman, Sep 8, 2008
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    Cool, thanks for the info guys.

    Volumouse works like a charm. One thing I did notice, is that when I dim the screen, the image takes on a slight blue hue. Is that normal for the AAO?
     
    endless, Sep 8, 2008
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