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

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Screen backlight problem Ubuntu 13.04 Lenovo G700

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo G700 Laptop. Screen backlight is going off after boot. I have tried to fix it with setting GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" in ...
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FN brightness keys only has 3 steps on laptop with nVidia Optimus

First, I'm a noob at linux. I've tried about everything to fix this but nothing seems to work. My FN keys for the backlight only has 3 steps - either its maximum, medium or minumum. ls ...
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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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Backlight controls stop working once X starts

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad X120e with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit and a Gnome 3.4 (gnome-shell) desktop environment. I have installed the latest proprietary AMD drivers (From their website) for the AMD ...
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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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How to hotkey the brightness settings

I want to hotkey certain often used brightness settings under ctrl+ F7 through F10. I can already change it with the therminal. To be able to do this I ran the following command chmod 666 ...
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How to turn off keyboard backlight of and Alienware M14X laptop

OK, I have an Alienware M14X and the keyboard backlight is always on and I can't turn it off... Google didn't me much. I want to turn it off because it's disturbing sometimes I uninstalled Windows ...
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Backlight adjustment not working in Lenovo IdeaPad Y580

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Y580, and I added the acpi_backlight=vendor option to the bootloader. The OS boots without the black screen now, but I can't adjust the brightness with Fn+Up/Down keys. ...
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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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How can I avoid maximum brightness settings upon every boot?

Whenever I boot Ubuntu the display and keyboard brightness are reset to maximum. Since I almost never need such high brightness settings, every boot includes an aftermath of excessive key pressing. ...
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How do I turn off the display (DPMS) without X?

I've been trying to switch off the built-in screen of a device I've got, but I can't seem to completely control it without X running. If I run a GUI (I've tried Kubuntu 12.10) and issue the command ...
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LCD backlight keys on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro

I have a FS Amilo Pro V3505, which runs 12.04 fine, apart from an anomoly with the brightness. The function keys (Fn-F8 & Fn-F9) both control the LCD brightness as you would expect. However only ...
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Console: switching off a built-in backlight

I'm trying to find out how to power off the backlight in a device I'm using with a built-in screen. I believe that DPMS works with the screen, but X is not installed, so I can't use xset. I thought ...
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Last couple of fglrx drivers on Ubuntu 12.04 have backlight support broken

I've been keeping up with latest fglrx releases on AMD's website and it appears that both the last stable (13.4) and beta (13.6) drivers have brightness broken in Ubuntu 12.04 with all the latest ...
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Brightness control on Toshiba P855-30D

This seems to be a recurring question, but none of the solutions I found here and there seem to work for me. So here are the facts: Toshiba Satellite P855-30D Nvidia 640M BIOS 1.50 Ubuntu 13.04 64 ...
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Screen backlight is Disabled After Installing Nvidia GeForce 9600m GT Drivers

since several weeks ago, I am in the quest for try to fix the back-light control on my Sony VGN-AW220j With Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT, but until date no luck after try so many recipes and fixes from ...
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Screen brightness stuck on max setting, FN+down only brings it down one level

EDIT: Updating to Ubuntu 13.10 solved this issue for me out of the box. I'm trying to get some control over the brightness of my Samsung QX411 (Integrated Intel graphics) on Ubuntu 3.04 (though I ...
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The dreaded Brightness issue (Fn keys + Max brightness)

EDIT: Updating to Ubuntu 13.10 solved this issue for me out of the box. I'm trying to get some control over the brightness of my Samsung QX411 (Integrated Intel and discrete Nvidia, though Ubuntu ...
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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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brightness settings not ajustable

I gave it a search and found this for version 11.04 on an acer aspire; sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Edit two lines to read as follows: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash ...
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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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How to fix Acer Aspire 4736z back light brightness control in Ubuntu 13.04?

A simple way to fix Acer Aspire 4736z back light brightness control problem using hot keys (Fn + Brightness +-)
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Modifying brightness control shortcut key bindings

I have a Toshiba Satellite R830 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04.1 64 bit. The Fn + F6 and Fn + F7 buttons adjust brightness until I put my laptop on sleep. On wakeup they don't work any longer. On Ubuntu ...
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Make a script run at startup

First of all,sorry for my bad English. Im using Xubuntu 12.04 on Acer Aspire One D270.My Screen brightness hotkeys (Fn+L/R) dont work.I installed xbacklight but it always shows "No outputs have ...
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How to get the oBacklight solution to brightness problem working?

I can set the backlight using xrandr (although the mouse pointer stays sharply bright) but If I suspend the laptop, after waking it up it is on max brightness again. I have a Dell 17 L702x and I have ...
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How to use xbacklight with brightness keys in a VAIO

I have a Sony VAIO VPCCW15FL, with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Sadly, the brightness keys do not work out of the box, although the brightness meter reacts to the brightness up/down keypresses. ...
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switcheroo to discrete turns off backlight on laptop screen

AMD cedar/ Intel ironlake hybrid graphics. Custom kernel 3.8.3. Free radeon xorg drivers. When I switch from integrated to discrete, I do a killall lightdm and X doesn't automatically respawn like it ...
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How do I change the backlight brightness on an iMac 12,2? [closed]

Problem: I can't adjust the brightness of my iMac and it's killing me. (My eyes! The goggles do nothing!). Has anyone gotten this to work? -Booting with rEFIt 0.14 -Product Name: iMac12,2 ...
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Sony Vaio-Brightness Settings not Changing

I've searched for this problem but I cant find a straight answer. If I go into /etc/class/backlight, there's nothing there. Could someone help? I have the Nvidia Driver installed, and the Fn keys ...
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samsung backlight

I have a Samsung Series 7 Chronos (700Z5C-S02UB) and a couple of kernel updates ago (I'm currently on 3.5.0-25-generic ), I lost the keyboard backlight support. Any idea on how to turn it back on? ...
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Backlight flickers after lid close and switch to battery

Ubuntu 12.10 32bit with Fallback DE. I need to set to Classic for Citrix Receiver to work properly. When screens are maximized with Unity, the mouse is offset. I can close and re-open the lid if on ...
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Brightness and actual backlight mismatch after reboot

This is not a duplicate of this or that! The problem in detail The brightness hotkeys works well in increasing or decreasing the brightness, but if the brightness is less than 100%, after a reboot ...
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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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I can't dim my laptop's light

I can't modify my laptop brightness. Is it a BIOS problem? It works in win 7, but doesn't work in Ubuntu. It's an Acer Aspire 5750-6842 laptop with Intel HD graphics 3000 video chipset.
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Brightness not working Acer Aspire One 756-2623 [duplicate]

Brightness not working Acer Aspire One 756-2623 with Ubuntu 12.04. Also the mousepad right-click isn't working ether. I'm completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. How do I fix it?
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Backlight goes off during Ubuntu installation

During 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation on HP laptops, the back-light goes off and become unable to proceed. I've experienced it on many hp laptops. Do anyone provide the reason or a solution for ...
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How do I get brightness controls working on a Dell XPS m1710?

I've been reading on for a while now on how to resolve the issue of my backlight not working. I'm using Dell xps m1710 and my Fn arrow keys are able to control the brightness slider but the actual ...
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How to make keyboard backlight Fn buttons work in Samsung Series 9?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Samsung 900X4C. However, I can't get the keyboard backlights to work. I added the keymaps as per community docs - Samsung Series 9 (section Function Keys). But ...
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I cannot change the screen brightness

here's my problem: Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer I haven't been able to change the screen brightness, it was always set to the maximum. I did take a look at this post: Decrease ...
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How to make a patched DSDT work in 12.04?

My Samsung R428 laptop can't adjust the backlight with Ubuntu 12.04. Under Mac OS X 10.8.2, I patched the DSDT file and solved the same problem. I did some search, well, it seems DSDT overriding is no ...
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acpi_listen only detects every other backlight hotkey press

I am trying to get the LCD backlight brightness control to work properly on my new ASUS G75VW-DH72 laptop in Ubuntu 12.10. I got it to mostly work by following the instructions that I wrote here ...
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HP Spectre XT screen dim (completely dark) on boot. Can this be fixed? [duplicate]

When my computer boots up, the LCD backlight is completely blank. I have to increase the brightness using the keys on my keyboard, and only then am I able to see the login screen. I'm not sure how ...
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FN + F7 don't work (before allowed me to turn on/off display)

Here's my problem: I had Ubuntu 8.04 on this Notebook Asus 1015 px and the combination fn + f7 worked well and I could turn on/off the display at my leisure. Then I formatted and started a "new ...
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Brightness control increments brightness by 4 instead of 1

The value of /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness increments by four when the brightness controls are used, but I am able to force the value to anything in [0-10]. I have a HP Envy 17-3200. ...
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Dim (NEARLY blank) laptop screen, secondary screen works - why?

My laptop screen is (almost) black while my secondary screen is fine. I believe it to be backlight / brightness related. Problem description it starts when I start the laptop system loads and works ...
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How can light sensor be enabled for control brightness and keyboard back-light automatically?

I have A Sony VAIO laptop F-series () Nvidia and it has light sensor. When I was using Windows, this light sensor controlled the brightness and the keyboard backlight automatically due to the ...
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How to increase the amount of steps of brightness adjustment-key [duplicate]

The screen of my laptop (Dell Vostro 3460) supports 16 levels of brightness: Not only according to the manufacturer, but also as is clear from two OSs: Both Windows 7 and Ubuntu (dual-booted) support ...
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How do I deactivate dynamic contrast on a Dell XPS?

I am experiencing annoying automatic backlight brightness changes under ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell XPS ultrabook. It seems to be connected to the amount of white pixels on the screen (switching ...
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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 ...