Pushing UI fixes and display blanking
h.judt at gmx.at
Fri Aug 1 13:17:11 CEST 2014
On 01. August 2014 12:47:24 MESZ, Sean Davis <smd.seandavis at gmail.com> wrote:
>Maybe we could prevent turning the display off? I'd say it'd be rather
>undesirable to disable the display that is currently in use...
>when the user can't find their way around in the dark to turn it back
> Just my thoughts. :-)
>On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 3:48 AM, Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at> wrote:
>> Hi Simon,
>> Am 01.08.2014 09:38, schrieb Simon Steinbeiß:
>> > On Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:55:01 +0200
>> > Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at> wrote:
>> >> Since you did not comment on or object to the following two
>> >> will simply cherry-pick them into master, then continue working on
>> >> blanking/dpms:
>> > Great, thanks! :)
>> > By the way, I got some interesting feedback today in #xubuntu-devel
>> > from Sean Davis (bluesabre) who's regularly testing the daily
>> > xfpm. Seemingly on his laptop he can completely turn off the
>> > with the slider in the panel-plugin. I can't reproduce that, I
>> > it's a combination of hardware/kernel/driver?
>> > Do you have any clue if we can (know about this and) prevent that,
>> > Harald?
>> > Cheers
>> > Simon
>> I can turn off the brightness completely too, using the slider or the
>> brightness keys. It's because the kernel supports this, brightness=0
>> completely dark, that is the backlight is really off. It's also the
>> it works when the kernel handles the brightness keys.
>> `Experience is the best teacher.'
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The user can still use the keys to control the brightness.
Otherwise... we could limit the min to 1. IIRC that is still enough to see the contents of the screen, but that might only hold true for my computer. Sean, could you try this on your machine?
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