A backlight is a form of illumination used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

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Problem with backlight

I always have problems with brightness control in my computer,(I have intel graphics HD 400) Until yesterday, I was running ubuntu 15.04 without problem at all. I just have to modify grub with these ...
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Keyboard backlight keeps turning on after uprgade to Wily on Dell V131, what can be the cause? [duplicate]

I have a Dell V131 with and recently upgraded it to Ubuntu (15.10) Wily Werewolf. Now, the keyboard backlight keeps turning on. I have not seen it turn on and mostly notice when I come back to the ...
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Dell XPS 13 9343 - keyboard backlight on at boot Ubuntu 15.10

I upgrade from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10 and now on the first boot the keyboard backlight is on. I can manually turn it off, but the setting is not remembered and the next boot results in the ...
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How to install recognized backlight software on my Toshiba Tecra R850?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox, which seems to have emulated graphics. I can adjust my brightness and have graphics drivers installed, but Calise doesn't recognise either. It wants sysfs ...
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Set monitor backlight to minimum level during ubuntu boot

Is it possible to change the default brightness level during boot to the minimum level available.
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Brightness Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu and Xubuntu

On Kubuntu and Xubuntu the brightness of my monitor goes down to zero (i.e. the backlight got switched off). On Ubuntu this does not happen, the minimux brightness is still with backlight on and ...
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Backlight does not come on after booting

I have a slightly old Gateway NV series laptop, and just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS because Windows was getting slow. Once it installed though, I found that the screen backlight does not come on after ...
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Samsung tools ubuntu 15.04

I know there is a samsung tools for ubuntu 14.04, but I am currently on ubuntu 15.04. Does anyone know of samsung tools working on ubuntu 15.04? I do not want to go through reintalling 14.04 for it. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04. Samsung Ativ Book 6. Brightness doesn't change [duplicate]

When I change my brightness, the slider moves, the brightness level changes, but actual brightness is the same. I have read a lot of topics about this problem. I tried to change grub, to create /usr/...
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Dell XPS 13 9343 keyboard backlight

I have just re-installed 15.04 after updating my older BIOS to a newer version, prior to this re-installation the keyboard back light was functional; however, it doesn't seem to be working anymore ...
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Brightness will not change on Ideapad p400

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 (can't remember which release) to dual boot with Windows 10 on my Lenovo IdeaPad p400 Touch. It gave me the option to upgrade to 15.04, which I decided to do. After ...
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backlight trouble xubuntu lenovo ideapad 100

Brightness control is reversed. When I press the brightness control keys the increase button will make it dim and visa versa. The indicator for the brightness on display is also backwards, and before ...
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Is there an App that can make my desktop dimmer

I used an app in Windows 7, I think called dimmer to make the screen change its contrast settings so I could dim it lower than the controls of the PC defaults such as function key or the power options ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook 4,1 (pre-October 2008) Backlight Laptop Screen Issue

I cannot get Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based systems to wake from sleep properly on a Macbook 4,1 pre-October 2008. The backlight for the laptop screen does not turn back on after waking and signal does not ...
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Laptop backlight sets to maximum at startup (Xubuntu 15.04)

I've tried many solutions I've found on the Net, but had no luck with them: Tried first with xbacklight = value: output is No outputs have backlight property. Then I tried with GRUB options like ...
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Brightness slider is too fine (14.04)

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop (XPS 13 Developer Edition). The brightness slider stopped working (the slider would fill up and empty as usual but the brightness wouldn't change). This fix ...
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Can't change brightness of laptop in ubuntu 14.04 / 15.04

When i just try adjusting brightness, the indicator changes but the screen does not change brightness. I have tried adding acpi_backlight=vendor to my grub file and also doing echo x > sudo tee /...
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How to configure the triggers for my laptop's keyboard backlight?

I want my keyboard backlight to be generally disabled and glow only when I do a manual Fn-key toggle. The problem is that I can not find a way to edit the files - trigger and start_triggers in /sys/...
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Fixing brightness levels in 15.04 with systemd

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Mid-2012 model; MacBookPro9,2), dual-booting OS X Yosemite with Ubuntu 15.04, and I'm having an issue with the keyboard backlight brightness. Apparently this issue has been ...
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Backlight fuction not working lenovo z570 intel i5 nvidia geforce

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4 Graphics GeForce GT 525M/PCIe/SSE2 I can't change the backlight, it's always set on high. Even though when the system goes to sleep, the light gets ...
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ASUS ROG G551JK Backlight

I am new linux user and I have problem with my backlight. When I press the combination for turning it off, this appears on the screen. I use Ubuntu MATE 14.04 samuel@samuel-G551JK:~$ ls /sys/class/...
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Toshiba screen backlight only works occasionally

I am having a weird problem - I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and the backlight doesn't work consistently. If I power off my machine and leave it sit for an hour or two, the screen will work fine ...
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i can not edit file even after entered root password

i want to edit actual_brightness with gedit in (/sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0) to change brightness level. my way is pressing alt+f2 then gksudo gedit then enter the password after editing the ...
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14.04 increasing backlight above a certain level does not work

I've read every topic I came across but couldn't find a problem similar to mine. I have a laptop with ati graphics card and have fglrx installed. my function keys for increasing - decreasing ...
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keyboard backlight not working. Toshiba Qosmio x770-11z

Every ubuntu version I tried, since 12.04, the keyboard backlight never worked. Right now, I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and tried the 14.10 and 15.04 versions and didn't work either. It works until I reach ...
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*ERROR* Cannot find a backlight controller

So I just updated my kernel version on Ubuntu 15.04 64bit to Kernel 4.1.6 latest mainline. Now every boot of my laptop, I got this error. starting version 219 _ ...screen blink... starting version ...
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Backlight control broken on 14.04 on Lenovo U310

I'm unable to change the backlight brightness under 14.04. habefaro@habefaro-Lenovo-U310:~$ uname -a Linux habefaro-Lenovo-U310 3.16.0-34-generic #47~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 10 17:49:16 UTC 2015 ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Suspend doesn't run `pm-suspend`

After upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 (from 14.10), I noticed my pm-utils hooks in /etc/pm/sleep.d aren't running anymore on suspend/resume. I have a custom script which saves the brightness before ...
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systemd-backlight on Ubuntu 15.04

Hey people of the internet! I have a problem saving/restoring the brightness on my laptop... I am running Ubuntu 15.04 server, with Xfce4, but booting default to command line. My problem now is, ...
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FGLRX drivers boots without backlight

Fglrx Not working after install (I know) HW : Asus K72j with AMD HD5470 laptop So, after installing the ATI drivers fglrx on my ASUS K72J laptop via CL my screen booted black. So at first I thought ...
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Can't change screen brightness running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on Samsung NP510R5E

FIXED! After DBANing my hard drive I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS and quickly realised I've been unable to change screen brightness. This isn't too much of an issue when AC power is plugged in as the ...
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No keyboard backlighting

I have bought an MS-industral Fusion keyboard.The keyboard supports backlighting and I have tested it on my friends Windows 7 and it worked.I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and backlighting does not work.All ...
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How can I keep my backlight from turning off on my Lenovo G50-30 laptop?

How would I keep the screen backlight from going out after a very short time? My laptop is the Lenovo G50-30 and this is causing me issues with this happening all the time. Could you please assist me ...
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Laptop brightness too low on Ubuntu 14.10

recently I switched to Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 64 bits on my laptop and I'm having some issues with the brightness. At first I couldn't change with the hotkeys, but I have already fixed it. The problem now ...
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Lowest brightness setting turns backlights off

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on a Laptop. When I turn my brightness to the lowest setting it actually turns my backlights off and my entire screen goes black as if my computer was turned off. I have ...
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keyboard backlight is not working

I have just bought a new computer and I installed ubuntu on it but the problem is that I've lost my keyboard backlight here is my computer http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/us/en/mdp/...
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Ubuntu in VMware 11 and Cooler Master LED keyboard

I just want to try Ubuntu Linux. Basically Linux for learning purpose. And that's the reason I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) x86 on my VMware 11. The problem is this: I am using ...
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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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Backlight issue on dell xps

I just installed Ubuntu on my dell XPS and everything seems to work fine but the backlight that is constantly turn off. I've tried several options read through previous posts but none of those worked....
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Assigning a default Keyboard backlight

I have installed UBUNTU 14.04 on an Asus G56JK laptop with keyboard backlight. The keyboard backlight control function keys are working properly, allowing four levels of brightness from 0 (no light) ...
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SONY VAIO Turn off backlight, locked windows partition, need help downloading java SEMIDUPLICATE SOS STAT

Sony Vaio SVF15N17CXB Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW) Hello all, Total newbie, tried to dualboot but ubuntu locked up my windows partition, my windows is locked and i need 10 ...
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Brightness keys not working and no obvious interface for adjustment either

New to Ubuntu and so far pretty happy with it but one niggle is the brightness controls do not seem to work. I have looked at fixes on here + google but nothing seems to get it right. Mostly effecting ...
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How to do monitor brightness changes on the desktop like on the laptop?

On a laptop you usually have working keys for changing the backlight and you see OSD notifications while changing them. How to patch this up for “normal” desktops? How to get parts of this going?
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Can not change backlight brightness on samsung laptop

Whenever I try to change the backlight brightness with the fn+f1 or fn+f2 keys, the gui does show that the brightness is being adjusted. However the actual brightness stays the same, until I get to ...
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Lower Minimum Screen Brightness

By using /sys/class/backlight/ the screen brightness can go lower than when using the function keys to do so. Is there a way to change the minimum level used by the function key method, rather than ...
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Backlight change with FN keys do not work on Asus

I know this was asked many times but I do not understand how there is no real solution. I hop e someone can help. The problem: Asus g53 laptop, Ubuntu 14.04, KDE 4.13.3 Fn + f5-f6 should change the ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad L Brightness Level Intervals

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Everything worked out of the box on my L440. The only thing that bothered me was the brightness levels. I can change it by pressing fn + F5 or F6, but there are only a total of ...
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GT70 2PE Dominator Pro (or equal) keyboard backlight

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and have been searching the internet for a couple of hours, trying to get my keyboard's backlight to work . I know it works out of the box when you hit the ...
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Ubuntu isn't able to boot: Keyboard backlight function in Sony vaio

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 alongside with Windows 7 and it's been working fine until yesterday. After choosing Ubuntu from the dual boot menu a message appears and says: "Sony Vaio: couldn't set ...
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sudo is denied access to change keyboard backlight?

Opening vim as sudo -i or sudo - still doesn't let me write to the file. Trying to change the keyboard backlight settings on my laptop gives me this output; even with sudo I can't change anything in ...