I have these two commands that work when I execute them at the command line:
xbacklight -set 7 echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/brightness
I put them in my
/etc/rc.local file, like so:
#!/bin/sh -e # ... # By default this script does nothing. echo 0 | tee /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/brightness xbacklight -set 7 exit 0
However, neither command executes. (I was told that the
sudo was not needed in the second command when placed in
There was another question asking the same thing about
rc.local, but I tried to also include my commands using the Startup Applications GUI interface. That also did not work, so I think the problem might go beyond just the
rc.local file. Other default startup commands in the list seem to start, so far as I can tell.
Why am I unable to get any custom command line to execute when I startup?
New: After some experimentation, it seems like the commands I put in
/etc/rc.local might be getting executed before the login screen. So, my login screen has the screen appropriately dimmed. However, then when I login, my screen goes to maximum brightness. So it seems like perhaps there is some other setting that is being applied when I log in, or that
/etc/rc.local only applies for the login screen itself and has no bearing on what happens to a user when logged in.
So, how do I resolve this so that the brightness and keyboard light settings I want apply to the user login session, not just to the login screen?