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[Bug 1163720] Re: Brightness control broken on XPS13 with 3.8.0-16 and 3.8.0-22


@Bib & @autra

Thanks for your thoughts - it's good to keep things in perspective. My
point is more that rapid adoption of Ubuntu would be achieved faster if
these recurring 'bugs' with flagship hardware could be sorted out. That
said, I'm a fairly happy Ubuntu user, and have been using it since 8.10.
Not much chance of that changing anytime soon, but would be good for
this recurring bug to get sorted. My workaround has been to stick with
an earlier kernel. Cheers. D

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  Brightness control broken on XPS13 with 3.8.0-16 and 3.8.0-22

Status in The Linux Kernel:
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “linux” source package in Raring:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Since 3.8.0-16, the brightness control doesn’t work anymore.
  The popup is displayed, so the shortcut keys do work correctly, but it has no effect on the actual brightness of the screen.

  Switching back to 3.8.0-15 solves the issue.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
  Package: linux-image-3.8.0-16-generic 3.8.0-16.26
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-16.26-generic 3.8.5
  Uname: Linux 3.8.0-16-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  coucouf    1837 F.... pulseaudio
  Date: Wed Apr  3 08:29:58 2013
   # This is a distribution channel descriptor
   # For more information see http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DistributionChannelDescriptor
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=e49e9eae-f16f-45bb-ad2c-b6da5c0c6f6d
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-03-23 (10 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" - Build amd64 LIVE Binary 20120703-15:08
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Dell System XPS L322X
  MarkForUpload: True
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-16-generic root=UUID=3f6858e1-d8f5-44c4-b8e9-5ab8b9639ba7 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-3.8.0-16-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.8.0-16-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.104
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-04-02 (0 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 01/22/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A07
  dmi.board.name: 0PJHXN
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.board.version: A00
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.version: 0.1
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA07:bd01/22/2013:svnDellInc.:pnDellSystemXPSL322X:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0PJHXN:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr0.1:
  dmi.product.name: Dell System XPS L322X
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

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