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

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Why does Ubuntu reset brightness settings at the loading screen?

Since I first installed Ubuntu 11.10, I noticed that volume and screen brightness get reset every time Ubuntu starts. Why is this so? And what ways are there to keep brightness and volume levels ...
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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'm using a Dell XPS 15 laptop with an NVIDIA gpu and I added ...
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change screen brightness

I've got a strange situation and I'm hoping someone can shed a light on it. I re-installed my dell laptop (and switched from unity to gnome) today and (as expected) dimming my screen didn't work. So I ...
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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 ...
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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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Where is the laptop brightness script located?

Online I found the command: echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to set my screen brightness to the lowest possible value, currently I am grepping my entire disk for that path, ...
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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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How do I set default display brightness?

Is it possible to set the default display brightness so you don't have to re-adjust it everytime you reboot? My laptop display is killing my eyes at the login screen already because it starts at 100% ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to enable ambient light sensor function key on HP Elitebook 8460p?

The ambient light sensor is not enabled by default, but even when enabled, the function key does nothing. Is there a way to fix this so that the key turns it on and off?
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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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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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Any way to enable dynamic/automatic brightness adjustment?

My Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet has a very bright screen (400 nits!), which is good for when objects on the screen are dark (say a night scene in a movie), but it is of course very blinding when ...
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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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Acer Aspire 4820t brightness fn-keys skip steps

My acer adjusts brightness 3 steps at a time. I've used solutions from: Why does my Thinkpad brightness control skip steps? I've disabled the video driver from adjusting brightness: sudo sh -c 'echo ...
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Macbook Pro boots with full screen brightness and keyboard backlight

I have dual-booted my Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 12.04 . Whenever i log-in to Ubuntu, it does so with full screen brightness and keyboard backlight at full . How do i get rid of this? How can i tweak the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Apple Cinema LED Display: using regular brightness controls?

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, connected to a 27" Apple Cinema LED Display (which works fine). By tweaking the appledisplay kernel module a little bit, I can even get ...
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How to increase brightness in smaller steps?

Is there a way to adjust lighting step ? I have Lenovo L520, and Fn + Light Up or Down adjusts by 20%, how can I adjust the step to 10% ? it will help me fine tune lighting at my dark room.
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Brightness control issue - /sys/class/backlight empty

My laptop has Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4G RAM, Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller Only thing unusual is when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I edited grub as ...
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I can not install windown back. I get error message “cannot find backlight controller” “Support for cores revisions 0x17 and 0x18 disabled by module”

I tried to install ubuntu to my win8 pre installed computer and I am new at ubuntu so I chose lvm option while installing. and now ubuntu deleted all data about win8 and does not let me install ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.1: Brillo de pantalla/ Backlight: HP Pavilion 14-v003la

no puedo cambiar el brillo de pantalla de mi Notebook HP con las teclas F2 y F3, Ubuntu me las reconoce, pero a la hora de presionarlas no cambia el brillo. Estas son las especificaciones del mi lap: ...
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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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How to use Fn+F5/F6 adjust the backlight

My NB is Asus N500JK and OS is Kubuntu 14.04. I try modify /etc/default/grub file. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=" then update-grub After reboot, it can use Fn+F5/F6 adjust ...
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No backlight on Thinkpad

I recently installed Xubuntu on a new Thinkpad T440 (dual-booting with Windows 8). All was well for about a week, then my backlight stopped working altogether (I can only see what's on the screen by ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - backlight adjustment

I was trying to look at solutions that would enable me to adjust the backlight intensity using the function buttons. I tried editing the grub file in /etc/default/grub but that didn't help. I ...
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Increase screen idle dim timeout

On Ubuntu 11.10, when on battery, the screen dims after 10 seconds of inactivity. This is annoying because it is too short. Is there anyway to increase this timeout? I know I can disable it, but ...
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Decrease Backlight Below Minimum

I have this laptop that doesn't handle the backlight very well. In /etc/default/grub, I have added a acpi_backlight=vendor function to get it to work at all. Which is cool, and the backlight now ...
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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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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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My Toshiba Satellite P855-331 PSPKFE laptop's keyboard backlight is not working under Ubuntu 14.04

My Toshiba Satellite P855-331 PSPKFE backlit keyboard not working under Ubuntu 14.04. In BIOS and bootup it works but after Ubuntu boots, it is not working anymore. I have read similar threads of ...
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How to make suspend work without the screen staying black afterwards?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, and whenever I try to resume my computer after suspending it, everything starts up fine except my screen, which remains black (no backlight). My laptop ...
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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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Backlight issues with Asus X551MAV-EB01-B

I've got a fresh install of trusty (xubuntu if that matters, I don't think it should) on a Asus X551MAV-EB01-B. My function keys for brightness don't work. Here's what I know so far: If I pass ...
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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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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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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 ...