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Thread: Not able to change brightness in Wolfenstein Enemy Territory with fglrx 8.41+ driver

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    Default Not able to change brightness in Wolfenstein Enemy Territory with fglrx 8.41+ driver

    Hello, please be patient with me, I'm a linux noob

    I installed the AMD Catalyst 7.11 Linux Driver on my openSUSE 10.3 box(but I also have the same issue with the fglrx 8.41 and above) through the manual install following this guide http://en.opensuse.org/ATI

    It installed fine so I checked to see if was working with fgl_glxgears .. OK

    I started Wolfenstein Enemy Territory..Game loaded, OK

    The screen was rather dark(compared to how it was when I had the fglrx 8.40 driver installed) and tried to change the level of brightness both from option menu and the console with r_gamma 2.0(keep in mind that the level of brightness on my laption is set to max) but nothing happens it remains dark whatever

    The funny thing is I could change the brightness in ET when I had the 8.40 driver installed without any problems

    I was wondering if anyone else was having the same issue and, is there a solution to this problem?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.


    Hardware: Inspiron 6000 + Ati Radeon X300 Mobility 64Mb
    Operating System: openSUSE 10.3

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    You just needed to scroll down.

    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6543

    Exactly the same problem. No one answered. It seems to be a known issue but it hasn't been fixed in 7.11. If you are able to, use the opensource drivers, they let you change the brightness. Very weak of AMD.

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    Just had to scroll down a bit.
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6543

    I have the exact same problem. It seems to be a known issue but it's not fixed in 7.11. You can only downgrade (which is not that easy, at least not for me) or use the open source drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelnoky View Post
    Just had to scroll down a bit.
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6543

    I have the exact same problem. It seems to be a known issue but it's not fixed in 7.11. You can only downgrade (which is not that easy, at least not for me) or use the open source drivers.
    LOL! Yeah I saw it straight after posting the question..Talking about being lazy

    Let's hope this annoying issue will be fixed when they release version 8.44

    I reverted back to fglrx 8.40.4 for the moment which at least works.

    Cheers.

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    no one knows the answer?
    is there a solution to this?

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    I upgraded to 7.12 just now where that issue is supposed to be fixed. But I still can't change the brightness in ET.

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    I tend to use the Catalyst control panel to adjust the brightness before I run games like Tremulous.

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    Which is at least a workaround, not a solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelnoky View Post
    Which is at least a workaround, not a solution.
    Yeah, I tried the workaround but it doesn't work with RTCW Enemy Territory under openSUSE 10.3 and Catalyst 7.12

    The driver seems to works fine because I can see the 3D rotating box with fgl_glxgears but I can't change brightness in game :-(

    Amd PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this issue as it's holding me(and others) from upgrading to the latest drivers.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by brainspire; 12-26-2007 at 06:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainspire View Post
    Yeah, I tried the workaround but it doesn't work with RTCW Enemy Territory under openSUSE 10.3 and Catalyst 7.12

    The driver seems to works fine because I can see the 3D rotating box with fgl_glxgears but I can't change brightness in game :-(

    Amd PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this issue as it's holding me(and others) from upgrading to the latest drivers.

    Cheers!
    I had the same problem with Call of Duty and other Wine-powered games that ran in full screen mode, but 7.12 fixed it for me and I can now change the brightness. But before that I noticed that it worked just fine in windowed mode, so try changing the game to windowed, it might set the brightness right.

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