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I have a laptop which has a keyboard with a backlight. This works fine, brightness indicator, volume indicator, but nothing appears on for keyboard backlight.

Will 12.04 eventually have a keyboard backlight indicator? or I will be 5 years without one?.

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Unfortunately, 12.04 will not.

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@RolandTaylor Why not? I guess you could explain a bit or give some insights. – pl1nk Jun 25 '12 at 16:11
I'd say it's fairly settled. Especially now, since the LTS is out and no, it does not have a backlight activation option/key press response. I'm hoping it will come in 12.10 – Mochan Sep 25 '12 at 12:16

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