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Xubuntu - How do I map the brightness keys to run a script?

I'm pretty new to Linux so bear with me. I have an emachines laptop (ugh) with FN + Left Arr / Right Arr brightness keys. These work perfectly fine in Windows but do not work in Xubuntu. What happens ...
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Keyboard Backlight Software [Novatech N1716]

I have a Novatech N1716 laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/laptops/n1716.html it comes with a windows driver disk (who would have thought), and now that I have switched to linux, I was ...
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Keyboard Backlight not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba Satellite P775-S7100. The keyboard backlight was working initially, but after reinstalling the same version of Ubuntu it stopped working, and as far as I can tell, ...
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Keyboard backlight only stays on in a light environment

So on my ASUS laptop (Q501LA), I can adjust the keyboard backlight with the hotkeys just fine, but the backlight seems to behave opposite to what you would expect - in a dark environment (like a room ...
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How to recognize backlit of an Asus UX31E keyboard?

I replaced the keyboard in my Asus UX31E with one from later UX31A. The only technical difference between the two is that the latter has keyboard backlight and uses Fn + F3 / F4 for this. However, I ...
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Keyboard Backlight Samsung Ativ 6

I have a Samsung Ativ 6, it's my first notebook, and I'm new with Ubuntu and having some problems ;P My keyboard backlight doesn't work, I've already made a big search and couldn't solve the problem. ...
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Turn on ThinkLight?

I have an old Lenovo ThinkPad R61. It is fully loaded and it has the the ThinkLight option. For me to be able to turn it on and do other things like adjust the brightness, I have to use the blue ...
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Keyboard backlight

I have a Samsung Series 7 NP700Z5AH with keyboard backlight. After Ubuntu install it doesnt work, is it possible to fix? There was a "Fucntion" shortcut for the sharpness of the light FN+F9/F10.
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Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 keyboard backlight doesn't work

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have a problem with the keyboard backlight on my laptop. I was looking for solutions on the web but unfortunately I could not find anything specific. My laptop model is ...
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Key Repeat functionality doesn't work on certain keys (Ubuntu 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook Pro and key repeat (when I hold down a key) is not working for any of the brightness buttons (keyboard backlight and screen brightness). Is there any way to ...
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Keyboard backlight problem on asus ux32vd

I have running Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel 3.8 I have tried many suggestions, although, the backlight is still not working. If I try to use the most simple solution: echo | sudo tee ...
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Enable the keyboard backlights on supported Lenovo (e.g. Carbon X1) with command

Some Lenovo laptops have keyboard backlights, and they can be turned on using Fn + Space. There are three states: off, normal and bright. When I start Ubuntu, these laptops always default back to a ...
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Keyboard backlight function keys for Samsung Series 9 np900x3d and Ubuntu 13.10

I purchased a new Samsung New Series 9 NP900X3D and installed Ubuntu 13.10 tonight. The keyboard illumination function keys do not work. I've read on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SamsungSeries9 ...
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Start asus laptop UX32VD with keyboard backlight off

I'd like a way to set the default keyboard backlight state to "off". I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on an Asus Zenbook UX32VD. All the function keys work, but currently I have to turn off the keyboard ...
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Keyboard backlight won't work on my Samsung series 9

I got a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3E laptop, running Ubuntu 12.04 When I press Fn + F10, the keyboard backlight won't turn on. In the upper right corner, I can see that it recognizes it (with the ...
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How to enable backlit keyboard on a Dell Latitude M4500?

Basically the question in in the title: how can I enable the backlight keyboard on a Dell Latitude M4500?
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How can I enable keyboard backlight on sony vaio pro with ubuntu 13.10

How can I enable keyboard backlight on Sony Vaio pro with Ubuntu 13.10? I have already tried setting the bit in /sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop/kbd_backlight with echo 1 | sudo tee ...
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Disable keyboard backlight on Sony Vaio S series (2012) (Ubuntu 13.04)

Basically I'd like to disable the keyboard backlight which at the moment is always on, on my Sony Vaio S15 (2012 series). I've read a few responses in the past which want me to look for the ...
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writing a script, making it executable then assigning it keys

I have a Samsung np700z5a and have managed to get most features working but would love to get the keyboard backlight keys working. I have tried several methods including through the terminal. I have ...
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Unable to adjust backlight on Asus UL30vt neither with fn keys nor with xbacklight -set

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 (kernel 3.8.0.y) on an older Asus UL30vt laptop. This is a switchable graphics (optimus) laptop with a intel onboard graphics card and an Nvidia Geforce G210M. I am ...
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Default Keyboard brightness is not working

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on an Asus UX31A. To control the default screen and keyboard brightness after the start, I wrote this to the rc.local: echo 0 > ...
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Keyboard light and screen brightness at 100% after startup

After every restart the default screen and keyboard light is at 100% and it is quite annoying. Is there a workaround for this?
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Keyboard backlight command by percentage

I want to make a keyboard shortcut to increase and the decrease the keyboard backlight brightness. The command I have for full brightness is: echo -n 100 > ...
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Mac Keyboard Backlight ubuntu 12.04

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I can't get the keyboard backlight on a Macbook Pro (mid 2012) to turn on. When I press the brightness button, the display shows up on full but the lights do not turn on. It ...
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Reverse-Engineer Driver for Multi-colored Backlit Keyboard on Clevo Laptops

Here's my situation: I recently purchased a Sager NP9170 (same as the Clevo P170EM) and it has a multi-colored, backlit keyboard. Under Windows 7, you can launch an app that allows you to change the ...
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Where can I find an updated asus-wmi-dkms package for Asus N56V?

I'm trying to use the answer for 166261 question. The suggested package ( install asus-wmi-dkms_0.2_all.deb.gz package (from http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12057336&postcount=49) ) seems ...
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Keyboard backlight not working on an Asus N56V

See this question. The FN keys are not working Using answer in this question I installed the asus-wmi-dkms_0.2_all.deb.gz package Now, using xev I see that the keys emit keycodes (for backlight ...
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Keyboard backlight support for Asus G55VW

The FN+F3 and FN+F4 key combinations are not able to control the keyboard backlight on my Asus G55VW. I could live with a command line solution so I tried the solution proposed here: ...
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Brightness Hotkeys Only Slightly Work

I just installed Precise on my Samsung Laptop (QX412-S01au, using Ubuntu 2D). The brightness hotkeys sort of work: Adjusting the brightness using the slider in the control panel works just fine ...
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How to disable Macbook keyboard backlight

How do I disable the keyboard backlight, by turning it completely off, on a Macbook in 12.04? Whenever I reboot, Ubuntu sets the backlight to 100% brightness, and frustratingly the new function keys ...
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Keyboard light hotkey (Fn + F3 and F4) rarely work on an Asus G60J

Im using Ubuntu 12.04, and my laptop is an Asus G60J. Specifications: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Intel i7 720qm Nvidia gtx 260m 4gb RAM The laptop always start with the keyboard backlit On. The hotkeys ...
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Editing pommed.conf doesn't seem to have an effect

I am on a Macbook Pro 5,5 running 12.04 LTS, pommed v1.39, and Gnome Shell 3.4. On Macs you should install the pommed package to make full use of the media keys on mac keyboards: brightness for ...
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WIll 12.04 have a keyboard backlight indicator?

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 ...
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How do I enable the backlit keyboard on an ASUS G53SX or G53SW?

Does anyone know how to enable backlit keyboard on ASUS G53SX? Edit as of Feb 18, 2012: As Qw4z1 mentioned here's a trick to enable the backlit brightness: su (enter root password) echo 0x00050021 ...