Screen blackened

Richard Vickery richard.vickeryrv at
Thu Sep 5 01:27:31 UTC 2013

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Samuel Sieb <samuel at> wrote:
> On 09/04/2013 04:33 PM, richard.vickeryrv at wrote:
>> Has anyone had the problem where the screen dims very close to black
>> the moment Fedora start or finishes booting after the bios has booted up?
> Yes, I have a bunch of laptops with a similar issue.  The fix for me was to
> add "video.use_bios_initial_backlight=0" to the end of the kernel cmdline.

I was at Starbucks where I guess it was too light. When I got back I
could read the screen and under the user name it told me to reboot to
install updates. Though I didn't use the command, I hope I can
remember it for when I need it again; perhaps I'll save it on my

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