• BZFlag brightness adjustment not working


    I am new to Antergos and have to say, GREAT DISTRO thus far!
    So, when I go into the game and attempt to set brightness level setting, it does nothing. I’ve been on other distros where brightness setting works and other distros don’t but, the distors that don’t work I can edit the config.cfg file and manually set the gamma (brightness level) and all is good. With Antergos I edit the config.cfg file but it doesn’t change the brightness in the game.

    Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks

  • Hi,

    We need more info ;)

    Which graphics card are you using? And which driver? Are you running bzflag in a wayland or in a xorg session?

    Cheers!

  • @karasu
    I am running Xorg. See spec’s below.
    Thanks

    System:    Host: raptor Kernel: 4.9.11-1-ARCH x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.1) Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.31)
               Distro: Antergos Linux
    Machine:   Device: desktop System: EVGA product: Default string v: Default string
               Mobo: EVGA model: 151-HE-E999 v: 1.0 UEFI: American Megatrends v: 2.03 date: 08/30/2016
    CPU:       Hexa core Intel Core i7-5820K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 15360 KB
               flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 45030
               clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 1199 MHz 2: 1200 MHz 3: 1199 MHz 4: 1211 MHz 5: 1199 MHz 6: 1200 MHz
               7: 1200 MHz 8: 1200 MHz 9: 1202 MHz 10: 1199 MHz 11: 1200 MHz 12: 1200 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM200 [GeForce GTX 980 Ti] bus-ID: 01:00.0
               Display Server: X.Org 1.19.1 driver: nvidia Resolution: [email protected]
               GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 980 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 378.13 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio:     Card-1 Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
               Card-2 NVIDIA GM200 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.11-1-ARCH
    Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f020 bus-ID: 00:19.0
               IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (5.0% used)
               ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 512.1GB
               ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST3500418AS size: 500.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 442G used: 8.6G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
               ID-2: swap-1 size: 16.38GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
    Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
    Info:      Processes: 221 Uptime: 2:13 Memory: 1048.7/32107.1MB Init: systemd Gcc sys: 6.3.1
               Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.8
    
  • Hi,

    Which driver are you using? Nouveau or nvidia? (if you don’t know, just put the output of lsmod|grep nouveau).

  • @karasu

    The spec’s in my last post specified the driver but I am using nvidia.

    [[email protected] ~]$ lsmod|grep nvidia
    nvidia_drm             49152  2
    nvidia_modeset        794624  3 nvidia_drm
    nvidia              12197888  41 nvidia_modeset
    drm_kms_helper        126976  1 nvidia_drm
    drm                   294912  5 nvidia_drm,drm_kms_helper
    
  • NVIDIA 378.13

    Yep, you’re right, sorry.

    Why do you use nvidia? It’s nouveau not working for you?

  • @karasu
    nouveau works but it doesn’t have the 3d acceleration support I need for gaming. NVidia is much better and system runs better with it.

  • Hi,

    I’m using nouveau, and brightness works as it should.

    You’ll find out that some games work better with the nvidia driver, and some others with nouveau.

    I’m not saying you should use nouveau, just that maybe this specific issue is due to the nvidia’s driver version.

    I’m sorry I can’t help you more.

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