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My brightness notification has shrunk. It was fine before I installed the updates after installing Xubuntu 14.04. I first noticed after booting for the first time after the upgrade.

Here is a screenshot:

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The brightness notification is that small box under the volume notification. As you can see it's only the brighness notification that's affected.

How can I revert this?

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I've been doing some testing (and a few reinstalls) I found that this error was not caused by an update, but was first noticed after I rebooted after doing a software update. The cause was an improper use of this fix I used to get the brightness control to adjust. I properly used the fix and now everything is as it should be.

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