Screen inexplicably dims

After my laptop has been on a while, the screen inexplicably darkens. It doesn’t go completely dark, but dims to the point that I can barely discern the screen. This happens whether or not I’m active/using the OS, and whether or not the laptop is plugged in. Moving my mouse around or adjusting the brightness from the keyboard has no effect – I have to reboot in order to reset it to regular brightness.

I’ve gone into power settings and turned off “Dim screen when inactive,” set Blank Screen to “never,” turned off Automatic Suspend. None of that has fixed the issue.

Anyone know what might be going on?

first we will need system specs and the boot log to see what we got:

you can use eos-log-tool:


share the URL it copies to your clipboard.

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For some reason, the log tool wouldn’t give me a url, so I just exported it as a log file and put it here: https://pastebin.com/VcDBzLwr

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Oh – I figured it out! I was playing around with the applets for the Budgie panel, and added “Take a Break.” I didn’t know quite what it did-- I assumed it prompted me to take a break from the screen periodically, but apparently it dims the screen for the set break time (in my case 10 minutes) after which it will go back to normal. I had no idea what was happening, LOL, but apparently it was all my doing.

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And welcome to the forum as well!

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Thank you! :grin:

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good to see it solved that easy :wink: so i do not need all the logs :thread:
feel free to ask any question and have fun on the purple side of Linux :enos:

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Glad that was so easily solved for you. Welcome to the community :beers:

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Hahaha – I’m glad you didn’t have to slog through those log files! :smiley:

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Welcome to the forum, fellow Budgie user.

Pudge

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