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Screen backlight control for Asus G55V

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an Asus G55V laptop and neither the laptop brightness control keys (FN+F5, FN+F6) nor the Brightness setting are able to control the backlight. Note that I've ...
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Startup script for brightness

Not so long ago I replaced XP for Lubuntu 14.04 on a old PC, and it works great. To make it perfect, I want to autoexecute "xrandr --output VGA-1 --gamma 3:3:3 --brightness 1" on startup or boot. ...
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Can't adjust screen brightness on Macbook Pro 10,1 Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu on my retina Macbook Pro (following this great guide). Everything works fine so far however the screen brightness / backlight cannot be adjusted neither by using the ...
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Screen brightness is always full [duplicate]

The screen brightness of my laptop is always full when I log in Ubuntu. When I set it low and restarts its again on its maximum. I want it to remember my last choice. How to do this?
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Editing max_brightness

Is it possible to edit the value in /sys/class/brightness/acpi_video0/max_brightness/ ? I've tried: sudo echo 16 > max_brightness from the directory, but I'm getting Permission Denied The current ...
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Easy brightness control

I came from linux mint they had a really nice applet for adjusting the brightness. Is there something like that, or can it be done by hotkeys or something? I am on ubuntu 12.10.
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Sony Vaio SVE15113ENB brightness Fn key slider issue -Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using a Sony Vaio SVE15113EN laptop. Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and found out that I am unable to adjust my display brightness slider. The brightness is so high that I am unable to use the ...
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Brightness buttons on Macbook Pro 7.1

I'm following the steps here. The website says to set the driver to NVIDIA binary Xorg driver and nvidia-current (not nvidia-current-updates), but I don't see that option. I set the driver to ...
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Brightness keys registering, but no effect

I have (very) recently installed Ubuntu, and am having some issues with the brightness. I'm using an HP ProBook - the brightness keys are being registered no problem, and when I go into Brightness ...
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Brightness doesn't decrease in Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Dell Inspiron 5521. I find that brightness is set to a maximum level and Brightness keys doesn't work though they show as if it gets decreased. I searched ...
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Fn-keys stopped working on a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge

I'm running 12.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge. I'm having these possibly related issues with things that worked perfectly when I installed Ubuntu: Most of the Fn-keys worked seamlessly after I freshly ...
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Brightness wont change

I tried changing the brightness but it won't dim or brighten using keys or going under applications, it just stays the same.
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Asus x550L problems with Ubuntu 13.10

Problems with audio. Headphones work, but without them sound is not working. Many FN keys aren't working. The brightness levels, play buttons, etc. The brightness, if I adjust it, then I restart ...
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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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Xubuntu (Server Install) screen blanks for 1 second after 1 minute

Little hard to understand the question from the title, but I'll get detailed here. After EXACTLY 60 seconds of init starting and the system booting, the screen will seem to "restart", blanking out for ...
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Toshiba Satellite P850 FN-Keys not working

I could solve several other issues with my laptop thanks to this forum. The only thing I can't figure out is the non working FN-Keys for the brightness. Volume control is fine. Two things I found out ...
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Unable to change brightness in a Lenovo laptop

Brightness adjustment keys <Fn + ⇑/⇓> have no effect (although they are recognized by the environment), and I can't change the brightness using GUI tools as well. This seems like a problem in ...
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Lenove Z570 Brightness Setting Gone in Ubuntu 13.10

My Lenovo Z570 with Ubuntu 13.10 only now has not brightness controls. I tried some of the command line hacks (xbacklight and all) and checked all my drivers and bios (all are up to date) but nothing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 brightness shortcut not working

I'm using Asus A450L: Here are some info: cat /proc/cmdline BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-30-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=d1cccc17-9e70-4682-bb40-c3df0db22e36 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7 ...
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How do I get the OSD for brightness hotkeys on Kubuntu 14.04 KDE 4.13?

I am using KDE SC 4.13.2 on Kubuntu 14.04 (64-bit). The screen brightness changes with the brightness hotkeys on my keyboard (Lenovo G500) but the OSD showing the brightness level does not appear. The ...
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How do I get the brightness control working on a Lenovo Yoga 13?

Brightness control doesn't work by default in Ubuntu 13.04. Solution for 12.10 doesn't work, also as this Any idea how to fix it? Update: After research I found how to change brightness manually. ...
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Nvidia Drivers break several hot-keys on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a ThinkPad W530, which has Optimus. When I am running the NVidia card with Nouveau or the Intel integrated card with Intel drivers, the Microphone mute, ThinkVantage key, and brightness works ...
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how do I turn off webcam brightness auto-adjust?

My Logitech webcamera adjusts brightness automatically and I don't like it. I wonder how I could turn this feature off from ubuntu. I downloaded v4l2ucp that seems to be a program to do just that, but ...
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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 control command on “startup Applications” is not working

On "Startup Applications" utility I added my suitable brightness to be configured each time OS is launched. But it is not working at all. I am having to bear system's very high default brightness. ...
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Problems with the drivers, mouse and display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8 in my laptop. These are the issues I am facing after the installation: 1- I am not able to change the brightness of the screen. 2- The cursor keeps ...
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brightness not dimming on battery [duplicate]

On my Lenovo Yoga Pad 2 with Ubuntu 14.04 there is no option to dim the screen when in battery mode. There is one option "Dim screen to save power" but it doesn't seem to have any effect: How can ...
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set the screen brightness on startup

On Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to dim the screen brightness to 50% on each system start in /etc/rc.local with the line xbacklight -set 50% right before the line exit 0 Why does this not work? Is there a ...
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Brightness issue in a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge LR236W5

After upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 Brightness is not working. Please let me know how to fix this issue, Machine configurations given below. id: thinkpad description: Notebook product: 0301G8G () ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - gnome-settings-daemon crash and problem with fn keys

I know there are many questions similar to this, I've been reading them and searching for a solution for 2 days but no luck so far. I have a Samsung NP550P5C laptop and just installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 ...
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How to adjust brightness on Lubuntu?

I can't adjust my screen brightness. Indeed, I can't find this option in my system parameters. I am using Lubuntu 12.04. Thank you for your time :)
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Brightness keys do not modify actual brightness

I am really new to linux, sorry if this is an easy question. I recently installed Ubuntu on an old macbook with next to no issues, except for the fact that the backlight does not respond to the ...
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Monitor not turning off in 14.04

I have a freshly installed ubuntu 14.04. In settings "Brightness and locking" I had the following Settings: Turn monitor off after "10 Minutes" Locking: On Monitor locking after "5 ...
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Ubuntu not starting after running script for brightness

I was trying to fix brightness on Ubuntu 14.04. So i tried what is mentioned here How do I set default display brightness? i ran the scripts as mentioned on the terminal. sudo apt-get install ...
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Acer Aspire 7741z : Function key adjust brightness but displays 10% in Ubuntu 14

On my Acer my brightness function key works, but the confirmation display only goes up to about 10%. Also the function key seems to be the only thing that will adjust the brightness. I cannot adjust ...
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I have to shut down and restart to adjust brightness

Occasionally when I turn on my laptop, I am unable to adjust the brightness. Once I shut down and restart Ubuntu, I can do this, but it is becoming more frequent and inconvenient.
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Fan under load doesn't go full speed on Acer laptop

On Ubuntu 14.04 when I do any system intensive task like gaming and when temperatures reach over 80C for CPU and 70C for GPU, fan doesn't spin as fast as it does in Windows 7 under even lower temps. ...
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screen brightness limited when using keyboard

When I use my laptop's keys to change brightness, I can only go to a certain max. See image: If I use the brightness setting (standard Brightness & Lock app), I can put it to max brightness ...
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Cannot Change Brightness in kde 4.9

So I installed kde on my linux ubuntu 12.04.4 lts kernel 3.11 and I cannot use the brightness keys to change the brightness. I can use the echo 20 | sudo tee ...
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What to choose as application to launch Brightness-Controller?

I'm new in *ubuntu. I'm using lubuntu 14.04. When I'm trying to download Brightness Controller it is saying This link needs to be open with an application. Which application to choose? Actually ...
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Turn off screen when inactive ONLY on battery power

In the "Brightness and Lock" settings there is a nice feature to automatically turn off the screen after a period of inactivity, but I only want to do this on battery power. When plugged in, I always ...
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issues with ASUS S301L ultrabooks

I just like to tell you what still is a Problem in Ubuntu 14.04 and should be solved for a nice experience of this distribution. Intel open source Graphics issues (proprietary) When attaching ...
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Brightness keys don't work on a Toshiba Satellite t110

Ok well I have tried close to every single post about this problem that I could find and can not find a perm a fix for it. The fn + brightness up/down buttons do not work at all they show it changing ...
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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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Restore laptop screen brightness when unlocking screen

My config is the following: - Ubuntu 14.04 - An ASUS laptop - An additional LCD screen connected through VGA I control my additional LCD screen's brightness with dedicated controls located directly ...
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Brightness not changing Dell 15r SE and ubuntu 12.04

With my current laptop I can't change my brightness anymore I tried xbacklight -set 50 (nothing happened) and also changed this line grub_cmdline_linux_default= "quiet splash" to ...
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Brightness controls mismatch

This seems to be a hardware issue rather than a Ubuntu issue, but nevertheless, here goes. I have an Acer ao756-2617 with Ubuntu 14.04, elementary os luna, bodhi linux, and zorin os 8. most of these ...
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Every time to boot my system, the brightness get reset to 100%

Earlier , I couldn't even change the screen brightness by any means(Fn keys and Brightness settings).Then I came across a solution , which required me to edit the following lines ...
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Brightness Problem in Ubuntu 14.04

whenever i turn on ubuntu brightness increases to 100% always. i manually have to lower it to somewhat around 60%.how to set it permanently to your choice,so that whenever i turn on ubuntu it remains ...
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Brightness Resets on Boot/Reboot in Ubuntu 14.04

As the question statement explains itself, I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and my screen brightness is reset to maximum after every boot, no matter how many times I reset. I applied the solution provided here ...