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I'm a total newbie to Ubuntu and recently decided to give it a go on my early 2009 Alu MacBook.

For about a week now I've been trying to get the brightness controls to work. I've tried the following:

Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 (ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro5-5/Precise#LCD

None of it seems to work.

Next option was to try the Nvidia-bl-dkms drivers, but aftert installing the Mactel PPA I just get this:

Reading package lists... 
DoneBuilding dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package nvidia-bl-dkms

Any help would be much appreciated as my eyes are going to fall out soon with the brightness maxed out.

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This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  Seth Mar 25 '13 at 3:24
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https://mknowles.com.au/wordpress/2012/01/30/fedora-16-fixing-the-macbook-51-nvidia-lcd-brightness/

I have a Macbook 5,2 and it have worked to me on Kubuntu 12.04.

good luck.

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