View on GitHub

Tubefeeder Wiki

Fix screen dimming

If your screen dimming, it might be the proximity sensor. To test this hypothesis, wave your finger across the area left of the front speaker of the Pinephone. If the screen start blinking, the problem is probably the proximity sensor.

I have found a few different ways to disable the dimming. Not everything works on every distribution. If you have a distribution not listed, I would recommend checking the solution for Manjaro first and then for Arch.

Working for Manjaro

To disable the screen dimming, you have to disable the sensor. Note that this might also disable other functionalities of the Pinephone like the phone receiving touch input when calling (not tested). To disable the sensor, follow the instructions in the comment of this reddit post. Summarized:

Working for Arch

Remove the file /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/10-proximity.rules from the Pinephone and reboot the phone.


Copyright: 2021 Julian Schmidhuber

Unless otherwise noted content on this wiki may be used under the terms of the GNU FDL, either version 1.3 ( or (at your opinion) any later version of the license, or (at your opinion) the CC-BY-SA-4.0-license (