Topic Title: Screen brightness adjustment not working after driver update
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Created On: 08/16/2014 03:55 PM
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 08/16/2014 03:55 PM
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After getting frustrated with a lot of graphical problems caused by the old drivers that HP didn't care to update anymore, I downloaded the auto-detect and install software from AMD Download -site. With that I finally got rid of all the glitching in graphics while gaming.

However, now I can't adjust the screen brightness anymore. The hotkeys in my laptop's keyboard are not working nor the brightness setting in power-settings in the control panel. I can still see the slider but the brightness stays the same no matter which position the slider is in. I can, however, adjust the brightness temporarily directly from Catalyst Control Center but when I start gaming, the adjustments reset and the brightness goes back to high level.

I'd really like to get this problem solved. I wouldn't like to go back to the old 2010s driver's that HP provides. Any help will be appreciated!

Details of my system are here:

Graphics Card
Ati Mobility Radeon HD5650

AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
14.10.1006-140417a-171098C  currently in use

previously used was the 8.771.1.0 that HP provided

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1

Issue Details
Screen brightness adjustment doesn't work after updating Ati Mobility Radeon HD5650 drivers

Motherboard or System Make & Model
HP Pavilion dv6 3050eo Entertainment Notebook Pc

CPU Details

Intel Core i5 CPU M450 @ 2.40Ghz, 2400 Mhz, 2 cores

Motherboard BIOS Version
Hewlett-Packard F.29, 7.11.2011

System Memory Type & Amount
Standard that came with laptop, 4 Gb RAM

 08/16/2014 04:23 PM
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Unfortunately, with many laptops you don't have a lot of options when it comes to drivers.

Most of the time the maker uses custom drivers to do certain functions.

Using the generic AMD mobility drivers can, and usually do, cause a loss of certain functions built in to a laptop.


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Edited: 08/16/2014 at 05:28 PM by Practikill
 08/16/2014 04:27 PM
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You can go to HP drivers and support and install any version the have offered.


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 09/18/2014 02:51 PM
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I am also facing the same problem in my laptop.

Dell Inspiron5520 Windows 7 64 bit

ATI Radeon 7670M graphics

Installed the Catalyst from AMD website and since then, not able to adjust brightness. Also the catalyst controle centre is showing single option and thats of Hydra Vision only.

Please help for atleast the brightness issue. I am bound to use catalyst driver as it supports AMD APP SDK for OpenCL with computation for GPU. Any alternative to this driver, for AMD GPUs is welcome.  

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