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  • 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

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          no one knows the answer?
          is there a solution to this?

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              I tend to use the Catalyst control panel to adjust the brightness before I run games like Tremulous.

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              • #8
                Which is at least a workaround, not a solution.

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                • #9
                  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, 05:59 AM.

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                  • #10
                    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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