Zorin 17 Brightness not working

Hello guys

I dont know why, but after zorin updates i get a few errors on my laptop.

One of them was regarding to brightness can't use the keyboard controll for bright, anyone now how to fix?

Already try to change the grub, but not fix.

Other problem was regarding to steam, the games start lag.

Can i do refresh on zorin installation? I mean revert to defaults without a fresh install?

Thanks

I'm guessing it could be a problem with the graphics card driver, as I remember getting similar problems when accidentally installing the wrong drivers on windows at some point.

Can you tell us what appears when you run this in the terminal?

glxinfo -B

It will show information about the graphics card. I want to see if it's detected fine or not before assuming that's where the problem is.

It would also be useful if you said what graphics card does your laptop have, in case something doesn't match.

They have nvidea. Later I will test

The first thing you might try is booting the previous working kernel.
From Bootup, tap esc or tab if using EFI boot to pull up the Grub Menu.
If using MBR (Legacy), hold down the left shift key, instead.
Choose Advanced Options for Zorin and then select Zorin on the earlier kernel (lower number). Do not select the RECOVERY option.

Once booted, check that you are running on the earlier kernel:

uname -r

Then test the system to see if everything is working as before.

With old kernel do the same.

I have a similar issue with steam update, but in this case was not a steam update.

As far I remember only zorin updates was done.

Which Nvidia card?

glxinfo -B
name of display: :1
display: :1 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer):
Vendor: Mesa (0xffffffff)
Device: llvmpipe (LLVM 15.0.7, 256 bits) (0xffffffff)
Version: 23.2.1
Accelerated: no
Video memory: 7781MB
Unified memory: yes
Preferred profile: core (0x1)
Max core profile version: 4.5
Max compat profile version: 4.5
Max GLES1 profile version: 1.1
Max GLES[23] profile version: 3.2
Memory info (GL_ATI_meminfo):
VBO free memory - total: 31 MB, largest block: 31 MB
VBO free aux. memory - total: 5249 MB, largest block: 5249 MB
Texture free memory - total: 31 MB, largest block: 31 MB
Texture free aux. memory - total: 5249 MB, largest block: 5249 MB
Renderbuffer free memory - total: 31 MB, largest block: 31 MB
Renderbuffer free aux. memory - total: 5249 MB, largest block: 5249 MB
Memory info (GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info):
Dedicated video memory: 4293624050 MB
Total available memory: 4293631831 MB
Currently available dedicated video memory: 31 MB
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa
OpenGL renderer string: llvmpipe (LLVM 15.0.7, 256 bits)
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5 (Core Profile) Mesa 23.2.1-1ubuntu3.1~22.04.2
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile

OpenGL version string: 4.5 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 23.2.1-1ubuntu3.1~22.04.2
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.50
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL profile mask: compatibility profile

OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 Mesa 23.2.1-1ubuntu3.1~22.04.2
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.20

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I use this driver

For 3060, I agree with your selection.

I think we can discount graphics as relating.
What about keyboard drivers?

uname -r

The 535 was the driver that i use, then start lag.

6.5.0-21-generic

Keyboard working, the sound works, but the brightness not.

And here as far i remember can change brightness
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Yes with 6.5.0-18 same results, cant see nothing with brightness on settings.

Unknown display??

H/W path Device Class Description

                                system         82JU (LENOVO_MT_82JU_BU_idea_FM_Legion 5 15ACH6H)

/0 bus LNVNB161216
/0/0 memory 128KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor AMD Ryzen 5 5600H with Radeon Graphics
/0/4/5 memory 384KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 3MiB L2 cache
/0/4/7 memory 16MiB L3 cache
/0/22 memory 8GiB System Memory
/0/22/0 memory [empty]
/0/22/1 memory 8GiB SODIMM DDR4 Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered) 3200 MHz (0,3 ns)
/0/100 bridge Renoir/Cezanne Root Complex
/0/100/0.2 generic Renoir/Cezanne IOMMU
/0/100/1.1 bridge Renoir PCIe GPP Bridge
/0/100/1.1/0 display GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q]
/0/100/1.1/0.1 card0 multimedia NVIDIA Corporation
/0/100/1.1/0.1/0 input15 input HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3
/0/100/1.1/0.1/1 input16 input HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=7
/0/100/1.1/0.1/2 input17 input HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=8
/0/100/1.1/0.1/3 input18 input HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=9
/0/100/1.2 bridge Renoir/Cezanne PCIe GPP Bridge
/0/100/1.2/0 /dev/nvme0 storage SAMSUNG MZALQ512HBLU-00BL2
/0/100/1.2/0/0 hwmon3 disk NVMe disk
/0/100/1.2/0/2 /dev/ng0n1 disk NVMe disk
/0/100/1.2/0/1 /dev/nvme0n1 disk 512GB NVMe disk
/0/100/1.2/0/1/1 /dev/nvme0n1p1 volume 99MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/1.2/0/1/2 /dev/nvme0n1p2 volume 15MiB reserved partition
/0/100/1.2/0/1/3 /dev/nvme0n1p3 volume 476GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1.2/0/1/4 /dev/nvme0n1p4 volume 673MiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/2.1 bridge Renoir/Cezanne PCIe GPP Bridge
/0/100/2.1/0 eno1 network RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
/0/100/2.2 bridge Renoir/Cezanne PCIe GPP Bridge
/0/100/2.2/0 wlp4s0 network Wi-Fi 6 AX200
/0/100/2.4 bridge Renoir/Cezanne PCIe GPP Bridge
/0/100/2.4/0 /dev/nvme1 storage CT1000P3PSSD8
/0/100/2.4/0/0 hwmon2 disk NVMe disk
/0/100/2.4/0/2 /dev/ng1n1 disk NVMe disk
/0/100/2.4/0/1 /dev/nvme1n1 disk 1TB NVMe disk
/0/100/2.4/0/1/1 /dev/nvme1n1p1 volume 511MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/2.4/0/1/2 /dev/nvme1n1p2 volume 931GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/8.1 bridge Renoir Internal PCIe GPP Bridge to Bus
/0/100/8.1/0 generic Zeppelin/Raven/Raven2 PCIe Dummy Function
/0/100/8.1/0.2 generic Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) Platform Security Processor
/0/100/8.1/0.3 bus Renoir/Cezanne USB 3.1
/0/100/8.1/0.3/0 usb1 bus xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/8.1/0.3/0/2 bus 4-Port USB 2.1 Hub
/0/100/8.1/0.3/0/3 multimedia Integrated Camera
/0/100/8.1/0.3/0/4 input10 input ITE Tech. Inc. ITE Device(8910) Keyboard
/0/100/8.1/0.3/1 usb2 bus xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/8.1/0.3/1/2 bus 4-Port USB 3.1 Hub
/0/100/8.1/0.4 bus Renoir/Cezanne USB 3.1
/0/100/8.1/0.4/0 usb3 bus xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/8.1/0.4/0/4 communication AX200 Bluetooth
/0/100/8.1/0.4/1 usb4 bus xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/8.1/0.5 multimedia Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor
/0/100/8.1/0.6 card1 multimedia Family 17h (Models 10h-1fh) HD Audio Controller
/0/100/8.1/0.6/0 input19 input HD-Audio Generic Mic
/0/100/8.1/0.6/1 input20 input HD-Audio Generic Headphone
/0/100/8.2 bridge Renoir Internal PCIe GPP Bridge to Bus
/0/100/8.2/0 storage FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
/0/100/8.2/0.1 storage FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
/0/100/14 bus FCH SMBus Controller
/0/100/14.3 bridge FCH LPC Bridge
/0/100/14.3/0 system PnP device PNP0c02
/0/100/14.3/1 system PnP device PNP0b00
/0/100/14.3/2 generic PnP device FUJ7401
/0/100/14.3/3 system PnP device PNP0c02
/0/100/14.3/4 system PnP device PNP0c01
/0/100/14.3/5 input11 input Ideapad extra buttons
/0/101 bridge Renoir PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
/0/102 bridge Renoir PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
/0/103 bridge Renoir PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
/0/104 bridge Cezanne Data Fabric; Function 0
/0/105 bridge Cezanne Data Fabric; Function 1
/0/106 bridge Cezanne Data Fabric; Function 2
/0/107 bridge Cezanne Data Fabric; Function 3
/0/108 bridge Cezanne Data Fabric; Function 4
/0/109 bridge Cezanne Data Fabric; Function 5
/0/10a bridge Cezanne Data Fabric; Function 6
/0/10b bridge Cezanne Data Fabric; Function 7
/1 power CRB Battery 0
/2 /dev/fb0 display EFI VGA
/3 input0 input Power Button
/4 input1 input Lid Switch
/5 input12 input SYNA2BA6:00 06CB:CE2D Mouse
/6 input13 input SYNA2BA6:00 06CB:CE2D Touchpad
/7 input2 input Power Button
/8 input3 input AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
/9 input7 input Video Bus
/a input8 input Video Bus

After install nvidia-dkms 535, brightness came back :slight_smile:

What is the difference between this dkms and the drivers that show on "additional drivers"?

EDIT:
Search on web and see what is the differences, basic DKMS rebuild automatically the nvidia drivers for the kernel that we are using.

Thanks

I happily stand corrected. :stuck_out_tongue:

Thanks guys.

But I'm afraid that something is lagging my games.

Even with this driver, don't know why, but I remember that I have a similar issue and was steam app.

The steam app flatpck on store, not open.
The other one Steam instaler (from zorin os) maybe it works.

I will try to see if this was the problem.