Bug#976235: enlightenment: e switches off screen|monitor

Ross Vandegrift rvandegrift at debian.org
Fri Dec 25 21:53:53 GMT 2020

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 02:05:19AM +0100, enno wrote:
> >>>>> "Ross" == Ross Vandegrift <rvandegrift at debian.org> writes:
>     > Do your backlight keys work?  E24 has introduced additional
>     > screen dimming, and it will dim the backlight fully.  Maybe
>     > there's a strange interaction between your video card's
>     > brightness control and E's behavior.
> BTW what do you mean by backlight keys?

Most laptops have some keys for adjusting the brightness of the screen
backlight.  Try pressing the key to increase the brightness.

E24 adjusts the backlights to improve dimming & fade effects.  On my laptop,
E's dimmer allows me to turn my backlight off.  And on startup, E will now dim
the backlight and fade it in.  So I'm wondering if that's working, but getting
stuck in the off position.  Seems unlikely if disabling it in the config didn't

You could also try shining a fairly bright light on the screen.  If everything
is running with the backlight off, you might be able to see some screen
elements.  At least on my laptop, I'm barely able to make things out if I shine
my phone's light on it.


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