Package Details: brightd 0.4_beta4-5

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Package Base: brightd
Description: Automatically dims screen when there is no user input (like a macbook :-).
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Keywords: brightness
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: None
Maintainer: MarcinWieczorek
Last Packager: MarcinWieczorek
Votes: 16
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2008-09-15 06:57
Last Updated: 2016-05-14 12:21

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WhyNotHugo commented on 2015-05-18 01:50

Getting build error:

/tmp/ccUIwMh6.o:/tmp/pacaurtmp-hugo/brightd/src/brightd-0.4.1/brightd.c:681: more undefined references to `info' follow
/tmp/ccUIwMh6.o: In function `main':
/tmp/pacaurtmp-hugo/brightd/src/brightd-0.4.1/brightd.c:782: undefined reference to `isEventFileValid'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:17: recipe for target 'brightd' failed
make: *** [brightd] Error 1
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

Full output:

xiaq commented on 2013-05-05 06:35

I have created a new source package:

I did some cleanup on the PKGBUILD, removed rc scripts and config, and added a .service file.

To customize startup parameters of brightd, copy /usr/lib/systemd/system/brightd.service to /etc/systemd/system and modify ExecStart by hand.

punkrockguy318 commented on 2013-01-06 03:14

It'd be nice to have a systemd .service file for this!

Nierro commented on 2012-09-02 14:55

It works very well, thanks!
But how can i have it stopped while eg whatching a movie?
;) thanks!

Mex commented on 2012-02-08 15:24

Thanks losch that fixed it. :)

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-08 14:44

Mex: Try adding 'Option "GrabEventDevice" "false"' to your InputClass-Section in the xorg-config for the synaptic touchpad. A paste of my 10-synaptics.conf can be found here: - good luck, pal :)

Mex commented on 2012-02-08 14:35

Does not brighten when I use my synaptic touch pad, only when I use my nipple mouse... any ideas?

Anonymous comment on 2011-11-09 22:23

Ok, i fixed this package on my system (moving on to the /sys-interface to check AC status, ignore intel_backlight) and also changed the dimming time according to 0marks value. Let me know if this update broke something on your system!

Anonymous comment on 2011-11-09 02:46

I've been using this tool for some months - now with kernel 3.1 it doesn't work anymore as it used to. I get funny sounds when dimming and it also doesn't dim up all the way anymore. Sometimes the screen even stays dark and would only react when manually setting a new brightness value. Would be great if somebody could fix this - thanks alot :)

0mark commented on 2011-02-08 19:53

Brightd did not really fade on my system, but switched from light to dark. Add this in the PKBUILD directly before the make to have a nice fade (it sleeps now 100000 microseconds (0.1s) between each step. My x41 has 7 steps, so it takes about a second. Change the number if needed):
mv brightd.c b; cat b | sed 's/usleep(200);/usleep(100000);/g' > brightd.c; rm b