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I want to have a smoother experience. With xubuntu-desktop I have just about 6 brightnessteps with my laptop. But in Gnome when the desktop darkens, it happens without steps like in mac. Is it possible to do that aways, so the screen goes continously lighter or darker?

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Just as a nitpick, the Mac (and Gnome) have brightness steps. They just have more of them by default. –  fluffy Jul 13 '12 at 13:48
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Have you tried adjusting the LCD brightness using the LCD Brightness plugin in the xfce4-Panel. The LCD Brightness plugin is included in xfce-power-manager.

Or you can look into using xbacklight.

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When i type xfce-power-mananger in the console nothing happens. And in the Panel I cant find sth to modify the brightness. –  wegsehen Feb 28 '12 at 7:34
    
Also when i type xbacklight -20 or +20 nothing changes. –  wegsehen Feb 28 '12 at 8:13
    
Now it works. Thanks :) –  wegsehen Jul 15 '12 at 15:56
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