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

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“Cannot find a backlight controller” when normally booting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a Pavilion g6 Notebook

Most if not all Ubuntu backlight solutions depend on the backlight driver working. Like this one for example. In my case, when normally booting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion g6 ...
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xbacklight - No outputs have backlight property

I am running Lubuntu 16.04 Attempting to run xbacklight -get gives me No outputs have backlight property There is only one directory in /sys/class/backlight, which is intel_backlight. I have ...
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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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Backlight won't turn on after suspend on Macbook air (Early 2015)

After suspending my macbook by closing the lid the backlight will not turn back on however the rest of Ubuntu resumes normally. The screen brightness setting also has no effect on the screen ...
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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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thinkpad_acpi disabling brightness events

After installing routine updates, my keyboard brightness controls, wireless on/off, and other controls have stopped working. Interestingly, the 'lock' key still works. I have looked at a few other ...
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Brightness Does not work at all Samsung ultra book intel backlight

I have a problem with my 530U4E/540U4E Samsung Ultrabook Backlight settings; the system doesn't seem detect the change in brightness settings. To fix it I tried the "Intel backlight Fix" because my ...
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brightness key not working after kernel update on thinkpad yoga

Used to work well under 3.13 kernel. After updating to 3.19.0-32, brightness control keys don't work. When pressed, the slider shows up with correct brightness level, but can't change the brightness ...
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hp star wars laptop keyboard backlight control, & screen brightness

I've just installed 16.04 on a new HP star wars laptop (a reskin of an HP pavillion I believe), but xset led 3 doesn't turn on the keyboard backlight. Also there is no brightness slider or other ...
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Laptop screen dimming after (? random) period 14.04

We have a Lenovo X220 and an X230 both running Ubuntu 14.04. Intermittently, and for no obvious reason, after opening the lid and resuming, for which we require passwords, the backlight will dim to ...
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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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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 to make my Toshiba u940 laptop's keyboard backlit to work?

I am using the latest Xubuntu x64 version as of this posting.. It's installed in dual boot with Windows 10.. the KB Backlight is working when I boot on Windows and from the bios.. The moment It enters ...
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Dim screen light even though I have brightness on high

So I currently am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and the brightness button registers my screen brightness on high, however, the actual brightness that I see is the lowest. I've tried using terminal codes to ...
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Nvidia backlight/login screen/external display issue

I`m combining this three issues becauese they are probably connected with each other. 1. Backlight is not natively supported. In order to set backlight using function key on keyboard I have to add ...
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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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gsd-backlight-helper spamming the log after upgrade to 16.04?

Since updating to 16.04 from 14.04, I have the syslog spammed by: SEC: May 22 13:26:43 samsung-romano pkexec[21248]: gdm: Error executing command as another user: Not authorized [USER=root] [TTY=...
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Acer TravelMate P238-M Backlit keyboard Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

recently I got Acer TravelMate P238-M with the following hardware: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 13,3" FHD Display Everything is working out of the box, except the ...
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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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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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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 link the system event brightness up/down to the correct brightness file

I have a ASUS UL30VT and just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The screen brightness was at level 0. Attempt 1: so I navigated to find the screen brightness slider under System Settings>Brightness&...
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Dell Precision M4500 laptop Keyboard backlight issues

While running (or more specifically loading ubuntu 16.04) ubuntu sets my keyboard backlight to off (brightness, not on/off, but lowest possible brightness). I setup Windows 7 (since it actually has ...
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I can't lower the backlight/brightness

Why I can't control the brightness/backlight level? At the first: Notebook Positivo BGH - C500 Series. Processor: AMD C60 series (dual core 800 mhz-1ghz) GPU: Radeon HD 6290 (worked with fglrx/...
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MSI keyboard backlight

I have tried to get my backlight on my MSI Steel Series keyboard to work. But I get an error message. Here is what I've done: Install nodejs: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_5.x | sudo -E ...
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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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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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The backlight brightness always set to full after I turn on my laptop

I have checked the number in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/device/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness is 2, but it always set to full after I install the Nvidia driver, I have to manually adjust it ...
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Turn off keyboard backlight, Asus laptop (Ubuntu 15.10)

When I boot up my laptop (Asus K501UX) keyboard backlight is turned on automatically. I want to turn it off by default, when Ubuntu is loaded, without using any hot keys. sudo find /sys/class/leds/ ...
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Brightness not working on Lenovo Ideapad Z580 with Ubuntu 15.10

Recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10 Brightness control keys worked fine in 14.04 In 15.10 when pressing brightness increase or decrease keys, the screen slider pops up, but the brightness does not ...
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Disable keyboard backlight and Bluetooth at startup in Ubuntu mate 15.10

I searched a lot for an answer for this question. Most of the answers that I find is to include the commands to disable the respective devices using the rc.local file. I tried this method but ...
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Keyboard flashing instead of dimming

So, I have an ASUS N56VB with ubuntu 15.10 and I encountered a problem a few days ago, my keyboard backlighting that was previously working fine now doesn't respond properly to the bright levels, it ...
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CF-52 Mk 1 brightness stops at 50%

I used the acpi_osi= trick to make Xubuntu 14.04 work with my newly acquired CF-52 Mk 1 Toughbook. Among other things, this enabled it to control the LCD backlight brightness. This mostly works fine, ...
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Brightness control is blocked after reaching minimum

Several days ago I tried to fix a quite popular problem. I have Ubuntu 15.10. In my computer the brightness control keys weren't working. I have added a file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf ...
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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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Brightness Problem Ubuntu 15.10 (Dell inspiron 5737) [duplicate]

i need help how to fix my laptop Dell Inspiron 5737 brightness being stuck at max, when i press keys on my laptop scale shows that it "works" but brightness remain the same at max and it is killing me ...
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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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Lenovo Ideapad z500 keyboard/screen backlight issues

I cannot get my back-light on my keyboard to work whatsoever and the brightness of the screen only has two settings: maximum or eye scalding maximum. I have been searching forums high and low for ...
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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 /etc/init/...
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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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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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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. Yesterday,...
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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 ...