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anyone else notice this on their laptops, or is it just mine? Ubuntu 10.10 by the way...

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Launch Gconf with Alt+F2 and type in gconf-editor From there you'll search for apps > gnome-power-management > backlight and you'll be able to edit the working/idle dim time. Check the value set when your computer is plugged to AC.

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brightness ac = 100 brightness dim battery = 50, this just does not make sense... – TheXed Oct 19 '10 at 13:49
actually I just tested it, it worked, must have been a bug that they fixed? – TheXed Oct 19 '10 at 13:50

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