ok, tried that and also acpi_backlight=Linux which was suggested in the thread you linked. both did nothing
Also checked that google search. I believe those are all about the function keys not changing the brightness. in this situation the function keys will change the brightness once the monitor is "woken up"
Dang. I'm about out of ideas here. Best I can think of is use a text based installer, if available and see if that helps.
well, PCLINUXOS is installed (I used the external monitor) and I can use the laptop if I leave it set after I boot it up then touch a button (to wake up the screen), it is just annoying as hell.:?
looking at some console commands right now to see if I can't make a startup script that can kick the backlight on when the system finishes booting
EDIT: I might have something.
I tried many different commands before coming across this
Now, that didn't work and for sh!ts and giggles I used
So at this point I was stareing at two blank screens instead of one. blindly I typed
again and both screens came on!
So now all I got to do is create a script that will run at boot that executes these two commands:
I know how to make the script run when I log in but unsure how to make it run before. gonna have to go back to the googles
vbetool dpms off
vbetool dpms on