View Full Version : LCD always defaults to bright at the GDM login screen

19th August 2008, 12:45 AM

I was wondering if there is any way to configure my laptop (IBM R60) so that the login screen is at lowest brightness.

I used to use RHEL 5.1 and that stayed at whatever brightness I set it to with the Fn-Home/End keys.

My quick diagnostic suggests that it might be something to with me being able to set the brightness of a normal user but not the user that the GDM is run under... im not too sure :)

any help would be greatly appreciated.

19th August 2008, 08:52 AM
Are you using Fedora 9? gdm was revamp and some didn't like it. I moved over to kdm. You can search the forum for kdm for more stories.
Requires /etc/sysconfig/desktop file, etc.

19th August 2008, 05:56 PM
damn, so apart from looking pretty ugly, it isn't easily customizable and its regressed slightly in this aspect :(

I guess thats why they charge for RedHat :p

Thanks, although I'm not a fan, I'll try KDE :)