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I can't lower the brightness in laptop Samsung R519, which is always at the maximum

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  • Hi,

    The brightness is always at the maximum (huting my eyes badly). The regulator doesn't work by any means.

    This laptop (1 year old quite good and modern, Intel Dual-Core 2.0 Ghz, 4GB RAM, Intel 4500 graphics...) has this problem also with Windows 7 and Linux for every owner. In Windows 7 I solve it by installing a Samsung program called Easy Display Manager which fixes it. In Linux with some trick. But with Windows 8 Developer Preview I can't solve it, making it basically impossible for me to look at the screen for too long.

    I believe that this must be a problem for every owner of this laptop.

    Can somebody help?

    Thanks.

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:19 PM

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  • Hi there,

     

     

    advice given above is the one to hang to...this is a Dev.Preview, not aiming for full functional desktop ATM.

    given that, try running your setup or application in compatibility mode.

    just right click your exe, and force it down to Win7/Vista/XPSP3 compatibility mode, it might just work as excpected :)

    for your info dell's brithness control drivers worked this way in Win7 when it was first available in Public Beta 1....

     

    best regards,

     

    Pierre.

     


    Http://www.redkaffe.com - Consultant/Formateur en region PACA
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:49 PM

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  • If you are not a software or hardware developer, this version of Windows is not for you. Read the warning at the download page. You are not supposed to install it on your main PC.

    You can contact Samsung and ask them to start writing a Windows 8 version of the software, so when Windows 8 ships in a few years, you won't get this problem. But it is up to Samsung to decide whether to hire programmers to work on the software, not Microsoft. There is no brightness key defined on a standard keyboard, the customization requires a special driver for the keyboard, most likely from Samsung. When you install from Microsoft's image, the driver is not included in the install media and a standard driver is used.

    In the mean time you can check if you can get Intel's help on this. Generally speaking intel should provide you software to change the display setting for its graphics cards. You don't have to rely on Samsung's software since the chip is from Intel.



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    Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:23 PM
  • If you are not a software or hardware developer, this version of Windows is not for you.

    You can contact Samsung and ask them to start writing a Windows 8 version of the software, so when Windows 8 ships in a few years, you won't get this problem. But it is up to Samsung to decide whether to hire programmers to work on the software, not Microsoft.

    In the mean time you can check if you can get Intel's help on this. Generally speaking intel should provide you software to change the display setting for its graphics cards.



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    Apart from this funny pretentious guy, if somebody knows something and doesn't talk too much, I would appreciate it.
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:37 PM
  • Hi there,

     

     

    advice given above is the one to hang to...this is a Dev.Preview, not aiming for full functional desktop ATM.

    given that, try running your setup or application in compatibility mode.

    just right click your exe, and force it down to Win7/Vista/XPSP3 compatibility mode, it might just work as excpected :)

    for your info dell's brithness control drivers worked this way in Win7 when it was first available in Public Beta 1....

     

    best regards,

     

    Pierre.

     


    Http://www.redkaffe.com - Consultant/Formateur en region PACA
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:49 PM
  • If you are not a software or hardware developer, this version of Windows is not for you. Read the warning at the download page. You are not supposed to install it on your main PC.

    You can contact Samsung and ask them to start writing a Windows 8 version of the software, so when Windows 8 ships in a few years, you won't get this problem. But it is up to Samsung to decide whether to hire programmers to work on the software, not Microsoft. There is no brightness key defined on a standard keyboard, the customization requires a special driver for the keyboard, most likely from Samsung. When you install from Microsoft's image, the driver is not included in the install media and a standard driver is used.

    In the mean time you can check if you can get Intel's help on this. Generally speaking intel should provide you software to change the display setting for its graphics cards. You don't have to rely on Samsung's software since the chip is from Intel.



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    By the way, the issue is not about Samsung itself, it's rather about communication between Intel video driver and Samsung display. Even Windows 7 has issue with latest Intel video driver on Samsung netbooks, which can be fixed using slight registry edit, though this does not work with Windows 8.
    Contacting Samsung would not bring any good results until late 2012, since they can't even fix the Windows 7 issue. Also it seems to be quite redundant, I bet they already know about the issue. They just do not plan anything until the release, which is quite reasonable from the money side. Neither do Intel.
    So we came to the question of solving the problem by ourselves.
    b.r., ap3rus
    Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:55 PM
  • Can somebody help?


    Look at it from a lower angle.   E.g. if the screen is too bright at 90 degrees tilt it back.


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    Sunday, November 27, 2011 6:33 PM