I’m new to openSUSE but had rich experience with Debian and FreeBSD in past.
After a long time I decided to return to Linux back again and chosen openSUSE, because openSUSE use more fresh versions of software, than Debian and currently I run Linux as my home system, not a server, so I prefer freshness instead of stability.
Everything is working flawlessly, even wifi driver, except the Fn keys for regulating display brightness. I’ve searched a little bit and found out that it might be Intel driver problem and could be solved by adding Index of /repositories/X11:/XOrg/openSUSE_12.3 as a software repository and switching to it, then downloading latest Intel drivers from there. It didn’t helped though.
Then I’ve found a post here, on openSUSE forums, where people said that following options to GRUB could fix the problem:
I’ve added it through YaST, in the [Optional Kernel Command Line Parameter] field, then checked it in the /etc/default/grub. It was under GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT. It didn’t helped me either.
I cannot regulate brightness through KDE too. When I try to move brightness slider to left or right in Energy Saving (on appropriate tab of course), it has no effect. Display brightness remains same.
Though I can regulate brightness by:
echo 1000 > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness
Here is lspci output:
chekh:/home/chekh # lspci -nnk | grep -i vga -A2 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0106] (rev 09) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:14f7] Kernel driver in use: i915 chekh:/home/chekh #
Other Fn keys work as expected (volume + or -, mute, disable/enable touchpad etc.)
Hope you can help me to solve my problem. Thanks!