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

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brightness indicator doesn't change backlight brightness (15.10, Cinnamon, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M)

the problem My laptop's brightness adjustment keys affect the brightness indicator, but do not affect the real brightness of the monitor's backlight. related facts My Ubuntu version is 15.10. My ...
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Display still reset to minimum after restarting in ubuntu 14.04

I already follow these instructions provided in Ubuntu StackExchange and display is still reset to minimum after restarting. 1- cat /sys/class/backlight/acpi_videoX/brightness gksu gedit ...
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No back light on my Acer Aspire 5734z

I installed Ubuntu (12.04) on my Acer Aspire 5734z and the back light stopped working. I have tried the fix by editing the grub file posted on here a couple of days ago but that hasn't fixed it. I ...
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No backlight after installing ati driver

I have installed amd drivers on my laptop and since I rebooted it I have no backlight. I have tried adding acpi_backlight=vendor as a kernel parameter and using xbacklight -set xx but none of this ...
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Cannot adjust brightness on Samsung NP370R5E-A06UK running Ubuntu 15.04

The issue is in the title. I have tried this as well as the top answer here, both achieved nothing. I should note however, that if I start up (or wake up from sleep) while not plugged in, I will get ...
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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 to change ubuntu brightness?

i have repeatedly found it very difficult on desktops. echo 40 > /sys/class/backlight/ doesn't work as there are no backlight files. in laptop too sometimes there are not there but fn key works! so ...
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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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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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Adjust screen backlight on ancient HP, with Lubuntu 15.10

I've installed Lubuntu 15.10 on my HP nx9005 (circa 2001), and all works great except that I can find no way to adjust the backlight brightness. I've had a look at various solutions, here and ...
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Sony VAIO SVF1521 Not turn off keyboard backlight

I use ubuntu 15.10. My sony SVF1521JSTB hasn't got kbd_bakclight file in "/sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop/" path, and when I try run as root this "echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/.../kbd_backlight" command, ...
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15.10 Brightness adjustment

I have a 2015 Thinkpad X1 Carbon that I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on. I have noticed that there is a huge jump between the minimum screen brightness, where the backlight is completely off, to the ...
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Laptop screen brightness change seems to affect color, not backlight

I have a problem with my laptop (Acer Aspire 5750G), I can't change the screen brightness. I noticed that the only application with which I was able to change the brightness of my laptop screen is ...
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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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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 turn off keyboard backlight if keyboard is broken?

My keyboard had the backlight on when it stopped working (due to spillage) and now I can't use the Fn + space to shut it off. Are there any commands or settings I can use without using the laptop ...
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Backlight controle is not working

i recently updatet my laptop to ubuntu 15.04 and my backlightcontrole is not working with the fn keys i tried a few things but it did not worked out for me. hp pavilion dv6 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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xbacklight: No outputs have backlight property - No /sys/class/backlight folder

I installed xbacklight, hoping that it would be able to control my brightness. When trying to change brightness, I was told "No outputs have backlight property". After looking around, I found that ...
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Backlight driver /sys/class/backlight has two entries?

System: Dell N4110 Ubuntu ver: Oneric My /sys/class/backlight has two entries acpi_video0 and intel_backlight? Is it normal to have two entries here? When I try to change the screen brightness ...
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Hotkeys and slider for brightness don't work

I have an Intel processor with no graphics and Nvidia GTX980M with Nvidia driver. I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and everything works fine except for the brightness controls. Changing both from ...
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Change default brightness level in Ubuntu 14. 04 LTS / Brightness is reset to Maximum on every Restart on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

Recently I was going through the link below (Brightness is reset to Maximum on every Restart) and was trying to change the default brightness level on my system as its very annoying as the default ...
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Lubuntu MacBook no screen backlight after resume/wake

I'm running Lubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Intel Core2Duo. After suspending/hibernating and then resuming/waking the screen's backlight does not come on. With a bright enough light, one can see what the ...
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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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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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15.10 Dell Vostro 3700 display brightness fn+key change problem

I have 15.10 default install, no any changes to /etc/default/grub. Now when I press Fn + arrowUp/Down I can see display brightness change notification. Moreover, /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/* ...
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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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Strange problem with backlight (it worked and now no more?)

EDIT : It's started working again?! i went out on friday night and i left pc ON. This morning it was working. looking in syslog i saw this : Dec 10 22:41:00 LittleHP kernel: [ 262.553256] video ...
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Original MacBook Air Running 14.04 Won't Turn on Backlight after waking

I have the original MacBook Air running Ubuntu 14.04 (Which is running really well, except for one thing.) I seem to have everything working, except waking the computer from a lid close. After I ...
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Changes in system screen brightness aren't reflected on actual screen. [Ubuntu 15.10][Laptop]

I've had this issue since 14.04.3 but I never bothered to fix it since I didn't use Ubuntu much. Pressing the brightness up/down function keys brings up the popup displaying the brightness level, ...
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Brightness Control : Asus X453MA : Xubuntu 14.04

I cannot adjust the screen brightness using the Fn keys. I have scoured the net to find a solution and so far this is what I have : I've tried creating/editing ...
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xbacklight works, system settings don't affect

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 x64 on my Dell M4800 with the lvds connected to the Nvidia K2100M via nvidia-355, as the intel card does not support the 3K screen. So when I change the screen brightness ...
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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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How to switch the screen illumination off and continue typing? [duplicate]

I can switch the screen illumination manually off by pressing Fn+F6 on my laptop keyboard. This is the same as automatically switching it off on idle as it can be set in the power management. The ...
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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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Ubuntu brightness max_level

Notebook is Lenovo IdeaPad Z500. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with latest updates. When I first time clicked on F12 (which change brightness up by default) light become lower, but not 0 (I see the text, but it's ...
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Disable brightness and keyboard back-light at start-up?

I'm new with Linux and I have an issue that I have being researching and have not been able to find a solution so far. I was wondering if any help can be given. I have an Asus Q500A with Win-8 and ...
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Cannot change backlight brightness Ubuntu 14.04

This morning I found that I cannot change the brightness of my Dell XPs 13 laptop's display anymore. I tried the following to change the brightness Use keyboard brightness keys Run the commands ...
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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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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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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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Brightness keys no longer work

My Fn+F8 and Fn+F9 keys to change the screen's brightness appear to no longer work on my Thinkpad laptop. # ls /sys/class/backlight/ thinkpad_screen Some guide told me to make this: # cat ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...