I am using fedora-12 64bit (XFCE desktop) on my hp laptop (see sig)
I have the latest kernel (184.108.40.206-90.fc12.x86_64) and updates.
On boot - when the blue screen with teardrop comes up, i can see the screen is bright, as the teardrop fills the brightness drops considerably. I have looked through settings and the only thing i can find with brightness is in the desktop settings but this only affects my desktop wallpaper - not the overall brightness of the screen.
Is this connected to video drivers? I am running the nouveau driver and I get an error on boot up about a suspected broken bios and something referring to the nouveu but its so fast i can't read it. I have booted runlevel 3 to try to install the latest nvidia driver but i get a kernel issue - no nvidia.ko.
I really would like some brightness control - any ideas? (my fn+brightness keys also don't work)