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

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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 do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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Modifying brightness control shortcut key bindings

I have a Toshiba Satellite R830 laptop with Ubuntu 13.04.1 64 bit. The Fn + F6 and Fn + F7 buttons adjust brightness until I put my laptop on sleep. On wakeup they don't work any longer. On Ubuntu ...
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I can't dim my laptop's light

I can't modify my laptop brightness. Is it a BIOS problem? It works in win 7, but doesn't work in Ubuntu. It's an Acer Aspire 5750-6842 laptop with Intel HD graphics 3000 video chipset.
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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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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 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 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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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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How do I get brightness controls working on a Dell XPS m1710?

I've been reading on for a while now on how to resolve the issue of my backlight not working. I'm using Dell xps m1710 and my Fn arrow keys are able to control the brightness slider but the actual ...
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How to make a patched DSDT work in 12.04?

My Samsung R428 laptop can't adjust the backlight with Ubuntu 12.04. Under Mac OS X 10.8.2, I patched the DSDT file and solved the same problem. I did some search, well, it seems DSDT overriding is no ...
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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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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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How to make backlight work on Acer 5732z?

I want to run 12.04 on my Acer Aspire 5732z. I know from research that these computers have issues with the backlight on Ubuntu. So I tried a couple of solutions: The sudo lightdm restart method. I ...
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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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Can't change screen brightness running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on Samsung NP510R5E

FIXED! After DBANing my hard drive I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS and quickly realised I've been unable to change screen brightness. This isn't too much of an issue when AC power is plugged in as the ...
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keyboard backlight is not working

I have just bought a new computer and I installed ubuntu on it but the problem is that I've lost my keyboard backlight here is my computer ...
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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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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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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 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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Keyboard Backlight not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba Satellite P775-S7100. The keyboard backlight was working initially, but after reinstalling the same version of Ubuntu it stopped working, and as far as I can tell, ...
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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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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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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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VLC does not prevent backlight from turning off on battery

On Kubuntu 12.04 i have noticed that VLC does not prevent my backlight from dimming when watching a movie in fullscreen on battery. I have the following enabled in the advanced preferences: Inhibit ...
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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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How to display correct keyboard backlight levels?

I have a DELL latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When pressing Fn+right button, I am able to change the keyboard backlight (works good), but on screen, this on screen notification (notifyOSD), ...
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Brightness issue with Samsung laptop

I just installed Ubuntu on my Samsung NP470R5E laptop. When the charger is plugged in while booting my brightness is full, otherwise it gets dimmed. It doesn't matter if I plug my charger in or out ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Black Screen after login (due to changed brightness?)

I have an hybrid switchable (AMD+Intel) PC, where I have both ubuntu and windows 7. Two days ago I was using Ubuntu, and since the battery was low I lowered the brightness. Usually, when I lowered ...
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Can't keep monitor backlight off with xset

I use xset dpms force off and the backlight turns off but it turns back on in a minute on its own. The command setterm -powersave powerdown gives the message: setterm: cannot (un)set powersave ...
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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 14.04 Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 backlit keyboard not working

I am hoping someone can help me... I am increasingly becoming a fan of Ubuntu so I decided to load it on to my home laptop which is a Lenovo IdeaPad Z500... Everything seems to work except for the ...
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Backlight Brightness is not adjustable - Dual Boot with Win8.1 and two graphic chips

I'm really sorry to ask again a FAQ, but all suggested solutions does not work out. I have problem with the backlight brigthness controll. Ubuntu response to pressing Hotkeys with an poping up the ...
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Can't disable keyboard backlight on Sony vaio sve15115fxs (ubuntu 14.04)

As the title states, I'm having trouble disabling the backlight on my keyboard for this laptop. It's currently on dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04/win 7. I've tried the following command sudo su -c "echo ...
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I messed up my lighting controls when trying to fix backlight issue

I had a issue with adjusting the backlight so I went to a post which told me how to fix it. This is the thread: ...
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Keyboard backlight timer

when I’m using Windows my keyboard backlight turns off after an amount of time of not using the keyboard,is there a way to do that on Ubuntu? Thanks.
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How to increase Kubuntu 14.04 brightness range?

Hold your horses!. If you are hurrying to flag this as a duplicate of this question or this question, none of those have an answer to what is asked here. Thanks for the attention though. In ...
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Brightness resets after changing it manually

Every time I use the shortcut keys or xbacklight to change my screen brightness, it reverts a second later to no backlight. For example, I run xbacklight -set 50 and the screen brightens for a second ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xubuntu - How do I map the brightness keys to run a script?

I'm pretty new to Linux so bear with me. I have an emachines laptop (ugh) with FN + Left Arr / Right Arr brightness keys. These work perfectly fine in Windows but do not work in Xubuntu. What happens ...
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Keyboard Backlight Software [Novatech N1716]

I have a Novatech N1716 laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/laptops/n1716.html it comes with a windows driver disk (who would have thought), and now that I have switched to linux, I was ...
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Keyboard backlight only stays on in a light environment

So on my ASUS laptop (Q501LA), I can adjust the keyboard backlight with the hotkeys just fine, but the backlight seems to behave opposite to what you would expect - in a dark environment (like a room ...
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Backlight Controls Acer Aspire v5-572G

I know there are already a lot of similar questions regarding issues with no back light control with Acer models. I'm not having that issue anymore I followed the necessary changes needed in ...