[sf-lug] how to disable screen dimming due to light sensor in exo-pc running ubuntu

Michael Shiloh michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 11:20:31 PDT 2012

Very interesting. I will give WeTab a try.


Michael Shiloh
Artist, designer, tinkerer, teacher, geek

On 06/04/2012 10:34 AM, Akkana Peck wrote:
> Michael Shiloh writes:
>> 1) anyone running any flavor of ubuntu on an exo-pc? i'd love to
>> exchange ideas.
>> 2) exo-pc has a light sensor which automatically dims the screen in
>> dim light. i want my screen bright all the time. how can i disable
>> the automatic dimming?
>> my absolutely horrible hack using xbacklight is:
> [running xbacklight in a continuous loop, ick]
> I have run Ubuntu on the ExoPC, but had some issues and ended up
> putting WeTab on it: http://wetab.mobi/en
> It's open source and made specifically for the ExoPC hardware,
> and it's remarkably usable, much better than Ubuntu Ocelot.
> They seem to have found a solution for the backlight problem,
> so if you want an Ubuntu solution, you might be able to poke around
> and figure out how WeTab solved it.
> Another thing to try: the Valerie Aurora webcam patch.
> http://blog.valerieaurora.org/2008/12/07/a-band-aid-solution/
> If nothing else, it should stop the flickering and keep the display
> set at a constant setting ... but it might not be the 100% setting.
> 	...Akkana
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