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

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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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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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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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Keyboard backlight not working on an Asus N56V

See this question. The FN keys are not working Using answer in this question I installed the asus-wmi-dkms_0.2_all.deb.gz package Now, using xev I see that the keys emit keycodes (for backlight ...
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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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Keyboard light hotkey (Fn + F3 and F4) rarely work on an Asus G60J

Im using Ubuntu 12.04, and my laptop is an Asus G60J. Specifications: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Intel i7 720qm Nvidia gtx 260m 4gb RAM The laptop always start with the keyboard backlit On. The hotkeys ...
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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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Backlight can't be turn on in Acer Aspire 4736

When I booted up my newly installed Ubuntu 11.04, I discovered, to my dismay, that the backlight was off by default. The keyboard shortcut (which is Fn+F6 on my Acer Aspire 4736) for turning on the ...
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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 do I make Fn+f2/f3 change the brightness on my HP dv7-6135dx?

The problem described below riddled me for quite a while and couldn't find a straight forward answer anywhere online. I have found a solution and I would like to use this post as a documentation ...
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Brightness Hotkeys Only Slightly Work

I just installed Precise on my Samsung Laptop (QX412-S01au, using Ubuntu 2D). The brightness hotkeys sort of work: Adjusting the brightness using the slider in the control panel works just fine ...
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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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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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How to stop gnome-power-manager from changing the global backlight setting?

After installing Ubuntu on my ThinkPad T510, the GDM screen and GNOME session would always start at 100% brightness. I quickly found out, that this can be controlled via gnome-power-preferences, but ...
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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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GUI changes brightness in wrong /sys/class/backlight/*/brightness

When I use Fn+F6 / F7 (brighness down and up on Toshiba) the brightness notification opens up and responds, but the actual screen brightness remains unchanged. When I go to Settings > Brightness and ...
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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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Switch off laptop backlight when locking screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable backlight when I lock the screen? I'm using an IBM Thinkpad t61 and wish to have the backlight switched off when locking the screen.I've been told to ...
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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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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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Acer Aspire Backlight Problem

I have the same problem as found on this link Screen turns black after booting, backlight only works in recovery mode on an Acer Aspire 5736z I've never used any Linux before so if someone could ...
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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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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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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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How to disable Macbook keyboard backlight

How do I disable the keyboard backlight, by turning it completely off, on a Macbook in 12.04? Whenever I reboot, Ubuntu sets the backlight to 100% brightness, and frustratingly the new function keys ...
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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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Can you help me write a script to set a new default brightness for the screen/keyboard after login?

On my Macbook Pro Ubuntu alsways boots with... keyboard brightness at maximum illumination screen brightness at maximum illumination ...both which I need almost never during normal usage. ...
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Keyboard backlight support for Asus G55VW

The FN+F3 and FN+F4 key combinations are not able to control the keyboard backlight on my Asus G55VW. I could live with a command line solution so I tried the solution proposed here: ...
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Backlight not on during Ubuntu 11.10 Installation HP Folio 13

I have a HP Folio 13 B2A32UT and I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.10 64bit, But unfortunately after it shows the purple screen, with the little human and the keyboard in the bottom of the screen and ...
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No brightness control on Asus 75 laptop

How can I get the brightness on my ASUS G75 laptop to work in Ubuntu 12.10 alpha? On my MacBook Pro, there used to be an nvidia-bl-dkms module. On my Dell XPS 15z, it worked out of the box. Now I ...
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How to prevent screen from going black (back light is shut down) at startup (laptop) Ubuntu 12.04?

So,in may laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, the startup is like this: 1) I see the Ubuntu logo with the 5 dots on a purple background for a few seconds. 2) The screen goes completely black (no back light), ...
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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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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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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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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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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?