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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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Terminal command for checking/unchecking “Dim screen to save power”?

I am having problems preventing my laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, from dimming its screen when on battery power. I have tried everything that is out there on the internet to prevent this happening, but ...
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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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How do I clear up textures on my desktop?

I have an nvidia Geforce GT 430 installed, I do have the "proprietary driver" x servers setting thing, but yet everything looks kind of rough, like rough edges and with a LOT of contrast, similar to ...
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When booting ubuntu, it states: thinkpad_acpi: Unsupported brightness interface

As the title says, when I boot my pc to Ubuntu (14.04), it says something like this: [ 23.025150] thinkpad_acpi: Unsupported brightness interface, please contact ibm-acpi-devel@... And this ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 w/ Kernel 3.7.0.7 and Open Source Driver RESUME/BRIGHTNESS CONTROL

I am using an Inspiron 7520. I got a AMD Radeon HD 7730m running in switching with an Intel 4000 HD. I have updated my Open source drivers with xorg edgers and x-swat. I am running on the kernel 3.7 ...
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Brightness Controls Not Working on a Dell Inspiron N4010 Laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop. My brightness hotkeys are not able increase or decrease the brightness of the screen. And as a matter of fact, I also can not reduce the brightness from the ...
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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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latest kernel killed my ThinkPad W520 hotkeys

for some reason after latest kernel/nvidia and other updates on my 12.04.5 LTS running kernel Linux ThinkPad-W520 3.13.0-43-generic #72~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 9 12:14:18 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Lenovo G40-45 AMD Driver match for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have Lenovo G40-45 Laptop with specs : AMD A8-6410 Processor Radeon R5 M230 I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS for the operating system, overall almost my laptop work properly with Ubuntu, but I ...
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Brightness keyboard buttons do not work on Asus 1225c

I have problem with my new netbook. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I can't use my brightness key's (Fn+F5/F6). When i use them OSD appears and indicates the increase or decrease of brightness but ...
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Own brightness script, problem with missing ']'

I'm starting my adventure with Ubuntu ( I'm a MS's kid :D) and I would like to create my own scripts for controlling the brightness. I know all about the xbindkeys, and how does it works, but there is ...
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How do I decrease the display brightness an Acer 5830TG?

I am facing a problem with display brightness in ubantu or other versions of linux. Runing a linux distro as live or HDD installation or inside installation, display brightness is automatically set to ...
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Screen brightness Samsung R519 with kubuntu

Kubuntu recognizes the Fn + up/down but it only changes the brightness when it goes from 85% to 71% or viceversa. I want to know an easy way to change the screen brightness. I don't care if the method ...
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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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Sony Vaio VPCEH18FG backlight problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Sony Vaio VPCEH18FG but the screen brightness does not change with Fn+F5/F6 keys and /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is also not found. How can I solve this problem?
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Brightness Control Keys on Sony Vaio not working on 12.10

Hi everyone i'm having a problem that for what i have seen its very common with the latest version of ubuntu. So I updated my graphics drivers on my laptop to the latest nvidia ones but now my ...
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Display brightness setting not working in sony vaio SVE151117F

I have sony vaio SVE151117F, ubuntu 12.10.I used to see brightness animation upon pressing Fn+F6,F5 but not actual brightness of screen. I have tried to implement as said in ...
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Problem with brightness Sony Vaio NVIDIA graphics

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop (Sony Vaio VPCF22MOE). My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M. After ubuntu installation I installed NVIDIA Driver Version which is 295.33. I ...
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Unable to change brightness on a Toshiba L750

So, as a number of users seem to be experiencing, I am unable to change brightness on my laptop. Using the Brightness and Lock in settings, the slider moves but brightness does not adjust. The fn keys ...
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How to decrease the brightness in Samsung RV509?

I'm using a Samsung RV509 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Can anyone help me to decrease the brightness in my laptop?
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How do I fix the brightness on a Samsung Aura R700 Dillen?

My Problem: Since Ubuntu 10.04 I can no longer adjust the background brightness of the built in LCD-Panel. The Laptop (Samsung Aura R700 Dillen - Nvidia 8600M GT GPU) is always on a very low ...
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How to change LCD brightness from command line (or via script)?

To work around bug #1005495 (changing LCD brightness via hotkeys impossible), I'd like to have one command line query for increasing and one for reducing the brightness of my LCD. I could then map a ...
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gcm-calibrate without hardware sensor

My monitor won't allow me to set the contrast when using DVI. And ubuntu/gnome won't allow me to set it via software without some fancy color calibration sensor. on system settings > color the ...
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Why can't I reduce the screen luminosity on Toshiba L775?

I've installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite L775 but the biggest problem is that I can't reduce the screen luminosity, It's too too bright and I almost can't use it at night.
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Keyboard shortcut script not working

I finally gave up on getting my Fn+up/down keys to change my screen brightness on my laptop. I took a brightnessup.sh and brightnessdown.sh script and put them in /etc/acpi and then went to keyboard ...
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Desktop doesn't remember brightness settings after a reboot

Every time I reboot my machine the brightness goes back to 100% in Gnome. I wish it would keep the last setting. Is there anyway?
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How to control Brightness

I didn't install anything myself, but only Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an Acer 4741g. I use Fn+left/right to change the brightness, but failed. How can I control the brightness levels?
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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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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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How can I get more granular brightness control on Asus X550C laptop

I am quite of a newbie to linux and I like my screen to be as dim as possible most of the time. I have Asus X550C Laptop and I had installed Fedora "heisenbug" on it. The thing was, brightness ...
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How can I stop my Dell Inspiron laptop from dimming the screen when I plug in the AC adapter?

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with Ubuntu 13 and I find that every time I plug the power in to charge, the screen brightness dims. If I go into the brightness settings window the brightness ...
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brightness control not working in 14.04 (dell inspiron 3537)

brightness control not working when keys are pressed with Fn key. it shows indicator on top right corner increasing & decreasing but nothing happens.
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Ubuntu 12.04 brightness control not working on HP 255

The brightness of my HP 255 is stuck on its brightest level and won't turn down even when I move the cursor back and forward. I tried some of the answers to this on my computer, and now the whole ...
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Changing screen Brightness with a script

As you may know, screen brightness drains battery, that's why it is considered a big problem for laptops (at least for me). I can change the screen brightness but every time ubuntu boots up I will ...
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I am unable to change brightness of my laptop

i am new to ubuntu and using Ubuntu 14.04 and installed nvidia graphics driver in my sony vaio E-series VpCEH25en but I cant change the brightness.
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Something weird is happening with Fn keys

I have an Asus N56JR with NVIDIA GeForce 760M. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are a few things wrong with my Fn keys. For one the brightness (controlled with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) do not respond at ...
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Stop Screen Dimming After 60 Seconds (MacBook running 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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Carbon X1 and Ubuntu 14.10 issues - hibernation, key mapping, brightness and volume keys

I got a Thinkpad Carbon X1 (2nd Gen) with Ubuntu 14.10 and I have a few issues/questions: 1. hibernation (Edit - ...
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Automatic screen brightness on Ubuntu 14.10 not working right, manual controls not working at all

My Samsung NP740 has been running Ubuntu fine for 18 months. I did an upgrade to 14.10 and the screen brightness controls stopped working correctly. I did a wipe and fresh install and I still have the ...
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Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755

I have a Acer Aspire 5755 with Intel video graphic, on Ubuntu 14.04, the combination Fn+←/→(Right/left) arrows can increase/decrease the brightness screen. Works fine on unity and with a ...
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I`ve got some problems with new Acer Aspire S3

I just got a new Acer Aspire S3 Laptop, and I've installed Ubuntu on it. Here is some problems: 1. Bluetooth (AR3012) can't find any devices. rfkill shows that everything is fine, but I still can't ...
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Toshiba u840: Hotkeys don't work after upgrading to 14.10

I've already tried the solutions presented here: Upgraded to 14.10, brightness control quit working - Intel HD 4400 and here: Brightness keys don't work on a Toshiba Satellite t110 with no ...
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Some Fn Keys not working after BIOS upgrade (ASUS X401U)

Before upgrading BIOS from version 204, all Fn Keys were working properly. After successful upgrade via EasyFlash to version 313 of my ASUS X401U some Fn keys are not working anymore which are: Fn + ...
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Changing the brightness on the Lenovo T410

I can't change the brightness on my lenovo T410 laptop. I tried changing it from the system settings and using fn+Home, but both didn't work.
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Ubuntu 14.04 second display brightness problem

Few days ago I have setupped Ubuntu 14.04. I'm using laptop and second monitor via HDMI cable. Now every about 1-2 minutes my second monitor's brightness changes (increase after that decrease and ...
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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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Change brightness on Asus G53JW with Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus G53JW and I can't manage to change the brightness anyhow (fn hotkeys are not working). I used Debian for 6 months and had the same issue and never found I way around this. I did ...
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Error when running gtk-redshift

I'm getting this error when I run gtk-redshift from the CLI (it just doesn't start if I start it from the GUI): (process:3862): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_type_instance_get_private: assertion ...
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How do I change the default brightness on my computer?

Every time I turn on my computer the brightness is automatically set to the highest possible setting. Is there a way I can change this and make the default brightness setting darker?