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

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Macbook starts with the screen on minimum brightness

I have a Macbook2,1 with Ubuntu 12.04. When I start the computer the back light is on and I can see all of the boot stuff. Once the GUI begins to start up the backlight is turned completely off and I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS hangs when i change brightness of my display on Dell N5010 laptop

I have dell n5010 my system hang when I try to change brightness of the display and this happen only when my system on battery please help how to solve this problem
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Pixel Qi screen on ubuntu

I just installed Pixel Qi screen (PQ101WX01), but I can only control dimming of the screen. It doesn't become more readable in the sunlight. And if I go to sleep, screen becomes completely black. How ...
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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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After installing fglrx on Ubuntu 14.04 there is no backlight (hd 5470). Is there any workaround?

I've installed fglrx driver on my Asus k52je laptop with mobility radeon hd 5470 using additional drivers window in ubuntu. I get black screen after reboot. When I hold power button i can barely see ...
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Backlight button not working ( Dell inspiron 14z) - 14.04

The main point is that everything was working on 12.04 but now I can only change brightness using the applet. Here's what I have done so far: Following the info provided on Ubuntu Wiki Backlight I ...
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Brightness controls mismatch

This seems to be a hardware issue rather than a Ubuntu issue, but nevertheless, here goes. I have an Acer ao756-2617 with Ubuntu 14.04, elementary os luna, bodhi linux, and zorin os 8. most of these ...
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Brightness Save on Reboot

I have a problem where the brightness does not save after a reboot on 14.04 LTS, but I had the same problem on 12.04 LTS (before I broke the system). Before you say this is a duplicate of a million ...
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Time to dim the screen in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok so it seems that the key in org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-time is gone in the new Ubuntu version. Since the old method Increase screen idle dim timeout doesn't work anymore are ...
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Suspend not working due to backlight issue

I am using the Radeon HD 6320 video card with the radeon xorg driver. I have tried using the flgrx dirver but it isn't as snappy as the xorg and also has brightness issues. The xorg driver has ...
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How to find backlight is managed by which card?

Is there any command in ubuntu/linux which can help me in finding out that which card(intel or ATI card) is managing my backlight? When I looked at sys/class/backlight then I am able to find three ...
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How to fix backlight for Dell inspiron on ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS?

I work on a Dell Inspiron laptop. The backlight is not working on Ubuntu. Is there any known issues like this with Ubuntu on Dell machines? I've tried some solutions such as changing grub like the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to blank screen without backlight after upgrade on ASUS A72J [duplicate]

I had a working version of Ubuntu 12.04 in dual boot with Windows 7 on my ASUS A72J. However, after installing the last ~350 upgrades (I had not used Ubuntu in a long time) using the normal updating ...
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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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How do I adjust screen brightness / backight on a Toshiba Satellite C50D?

I know this is a known bug, it been asked and answered thousands of times before. I've spent the past couple of months searching for a solution and all have failed. My Fn keys won't adjust brightness ...
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no display backlight after boot on my notebook

i insttalled ubuntu 13.10 on my COMPAQ PRESARIO CQ-41 209TU notebook.but whenever it comes on login screen, display backlight turns to 0.why?please help me.
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How can control my brightness of the display on hp nseries laptop

I just bought a new laptop and i have installed windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 on it. And while using ubuntu i am not able to control my brightness with the dedicated keys or the softwares such as ...
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Blender causes my screen backlights to flicker

I am using a desktop with a Radeon HD 5xxx CGU. Every time I work with Blender (no matter the version), my screen flickers at what seems to be random times (meaning I don't feel I am doing anything ...
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Toshiba T110 brightness control “FN” doesn't work (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit)

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit in my Toshiba T110 laptop, and the brightness control doesn't work. I have tried gedit /etc/default/grub, and have modified the "quite splash" to many ...
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How can I force the backlight to never turn off?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with GNOME 3.10 on a Packard Bell EasyNote-TK37 (Intel GM45 Express graphics), and I've had significant problems with my backlight. Initially, upon booting the backlight would ...
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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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Xubuntu 13.10 Screen Brightness Fn Keys

I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C, which has a Intel HD Graphics 4000 chip. When I use the the Fn keys for changing the brightness, it shows me a nice OSD and sets the value in ...
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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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13.10 Can't Adjust Dell Laptop Backlight

I have a Dell Studio 1558. When I originally installed 13.04 on it, I had to modify my /etc/default/grub with the following: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi_backlight=vendor dell_laptop.backlight=0 ...
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No laptop backlight when using AMD driver recommended by Steam

When I install the fglrx-experimental-13 driver that Steam recommends for my laptop (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series) I have no backlight when I log in, but an external monitor works. I've tried a ...
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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 +-)