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FS#42925 - Refresh rate low, eyes hurt

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by skrat (skrat) - Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:18 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Thursday, 19 March 2015, 15:55 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


After recent updates I see two things changed: plymouth is darker. Yeah I know it sounds silly, but it is, it's not the theme, I can see it switching from brighter to slightly darker (around 5% brightness difference). Second, I started to see the screen refresh rate. It's a fairly recent notebook (Lenovo X1 Carbon) and I haven't seen this until some recent updates. The Display settings are still the same: 60 Hz refresh rate. Please help, I'm really getting tired. It's especially visible when looking at big empty dark (grayish) windows (yes, the terminal). I dunno whether the plymouth thing is related, but I need to solve the flickr, I just thought it might be related. Thank you
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Thursday, 19 March 2015, 15:55 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Friday, 28 November 2014, 20:28 GMT
What was updated? Is this only in X, or does it happen at a tty? Plymouth is unsupported, so disable that for testing.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 08 December 2014, 05:08 GMT
Ping? I need something here.
Comment by skrat (skrat) - Monday, 08 December 2014, 10:39 GMT
I can't tell exactly, but I think it's in tty too. I disabled plymouth. The reason it got darker is that it restored the brightness level.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Friday, 20 February 2015, 03:24 GMT
I apologize, this kind of fell through the cracks when I couldn't figure out where to assign it. Is it still happening? Did you make any progress in figuring out where the problem lies?