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[Bug 1291371] Re: thinkpad screen dims after unplugging external display, and won't re-brighten without leaving X


i face same problem with thinkpad T430U using same work around of Ctrl+alt+ f1 to increase brightness and back with ctrl+alt+f7
the brightness controls are non responsive
i am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS. however my kernel is also 3.13.

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  thinkpad screen dims after unplugging external display, and won't re-
  brighten without leaving X

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When I un-plug the external VGA cable from my Thinkpad X200s, the
  screen dims.  Hitting Fn-Home (the brightness-increase key) does
  nothing.  Suspending and resuming doesn't reset this, though a reboot
  will allow me to use the brightness controls again while in the POST
  and after.

  My current workaround is that every time I disconnect the monitor, I
  have to C-M-F1 to get to a virtual console, brighten the screen, and
  then M-left to get back to X.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: compiz 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140310-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-17.37-generic 3.13.6
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-17-generic x86_64

  ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,snap,gnomecompat,grid,regex,mousepoll,compiztoolbox,resize,move,wall,animation,vpswitch,place,imgpng,workarounds,expo,fade,ezoom,session,scale,unityshell]
  CompositorRunning: compiz
  CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
  CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Wed Mar 12 13:22:01 2014
  DistUpgraded: 2014-02-25 19:06:30,487 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
  DistroCodename: trusty
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
   Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:20e4]
     Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:20e4]
  MachineType: LENOVO 7465CTO
  PackageArchitecture: all
  ProcKernelCmdLine: root=UUID=5237fceb-23d0-412d-84d9-b8f8b3bf28af ro quiet splash
  SourcePackage: compiz
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-02-25 (14 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 06/25/2009
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: 6DET55WW (3.05 )
  dmi.board.name: 7465CTO
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Not Available
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr6DET55WW(3.05):bd06/25/2009:svnLENOVO:pn7465CTO:pvrThinkPadX200s:rvnLENOVO:rn7465CTO:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
  dmi.product.name: 7465CTO
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X200s
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
  version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140310-0ubuntu1
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.52-1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.1.0~rc3-0ubuntu3
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.1.0~rc3-0ubuntu3
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.15.0-1ubuntu6
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.8.2-1ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.0-1ubuntu3
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10-1ubuntu2
  xserver.bootTime: Wed Mar 12 09:07:01 2014
  xserver.configfile: /etc/X11/xorg.conf

  xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
   product id                               16404
   vendor                                     LEN
  xserver.version: 2:1.15.0-1ubuntu6

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