View Full Version : [ubuntu] Lenovo laptop screensaver -- need help

November 4th, 2011, 06:10 PM
I own a Lenovo Ideapad and put Ubuntu 11.10 on it.

Most everything is working well. One feature that bothers me occurs when the screensaver activates. When I deactivate the screensaver, the screen is automatically put to the dimmest level. Thus, I have to press the Fn-[brightness up] key many times in order to see the screen again.

The behavior that I would prefer is for the screen brightness to return to the level it was at before the screensaver kicked in. Is there a way to do this?

Alternatively, is there a way to set a key so that screen brightness is maximized? Then, I could just hit that key to revive the laptop from the screensaver.

Any ideas???

This is a known bug. Fixed on this website:


Also, see this website:


November 4th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Try disabling the screensaver entirely, and see if that helps.

November 4th, 2011, 11:42 PM
I am trying it, but that I would like a screensaver.

November 5th, 2011, 12:09 AM
Yup, that works, but doesn't solve the problem. I would like for the screen to black out if I don't use the computer for a while (that's the function of a screensaver). Then, when I hit a key or move the mouse, I would like for the screen to come back on. Unfortunately, the behavior is to dim the screen to the darkest setting, forcing me to brighten the screen manually.

I see that others have reporting the problem as a bug.

Can anyone help me to assign a key to brighten the screen to maximum (or a set) brightness?