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Display problem when adjusting brightness in ubuntu 12.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell 1554 laptop. I was adjusting my screen brightness when this happened : this has become a recurring problem which is really annoying. I also want to ...
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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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Can't change brightness after disconnecting second monitor

When I boot up with 2 monitors, or when I connect the second monitor to my laptop, I can change brightness of the laptop screen in the usual sense. After disconnecting the second monitor, when I ...
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How to increase the screen brightness control sensitivity?

In Ubuntu 13.04, when I use the keyboard hotkeys to control my screen brightness, I only get 5 steps to go from the darkest to the brightest level, for a total of 6 levels. However, I noticed a ...
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Brightness resets to zero on an HP dm4 Pavilion

Everytime I reboot my HP dm4 Pavillion the brightness is zero on my screen. BTW I use a Ubuntu 12.04..
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Ubuntu 15.04 brightness doesn't work

brightness on my Lenovo-IdeaPad-P400-touch graphic Intel® Ivybridge Mobile os type 64-bit Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't increase or decrease after updating from 14.04 please help!!!
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Unable to change screen brightness with hotkeys on Ubuntu 14.10

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10, and now my brightness keys aren't working. Is there a fix for this? I suspect that Linux kernel 3.16 is the culprit...
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Ubuntu 14.04 locks screen without dimming during fullscreen video playing?

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday, and it appears that something has changed concerning how screen dimming works during fullscreen video playback. This problem does not occur during video ...
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Specific function keys not working

My Toshiba C800 laptop (12.04 LTS desktop) has special function keys as follows: fn + : F2 -> BRIGHTNESS DOWN F3 -> BRIGHTNESS UP F4 -> DISPLAY SELECT F5 -> TOUCH PAD on/off F6 -> PREVIOUS ...
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Remap function keys to commands?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Samsung Series 9 (900X3A-A03), and changing the brightness through the function keys or the brightness control UI causes flickering and general instability, so I have a ...
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Brightness is reset to Maximum on every Restart in Ubuntu 13.10

I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10. After every reboot the brightness is set to maximum. Is there any solution?
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I can't modify the screen brightness on Xubuntu 13.10

I got this problem with brightness on my fresh xubuntu 13.10 install.. It ain't inc/decrease the screen brightness when pressing Fn+F5/F6 !! I've tried some solutions like setting these values in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 brightness preference option

The lighting preference option seems to allow increased lighting adjustment but after re-setting the screen darkens! When I check the setting it has returned to the previous position. Is there a ...
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Laptop backlight sets to maximum at startup (Xubuntu 15.04)

I've tried many solutions I've found on the Net, but had no luck with them: Tried first with xbacklight = value: output is No outputs have backlight property. Then I tried with GRUB options like ...
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Display brightness problem on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 (3rd Gen)

I now obtained brandnew ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 (3rd Gen) (20BS). Almost of setup has been done, but one problem remaining. Display brightness. << What I had done >> Reference pages are Lenovo ...
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Adjusting default brightness upon boot

When I boot to ubuntu 12.04, the back light on my display turns off and I have to press the increase brightness button 4 times to get it to the desired brightness. Is there a terminal command I can ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: Only four levels of brightness?

Why do I have only four levels of brightness on my Dell Inspiron laptop, selectable by Fn+ArrowDown/Up? In Linux Mint Mate, I have 7 or 8, and so I have under Windows, on the same machine? This is ...
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Auto-change in brightness after reboot Ubuntu 13.10

I have noticed that after I set the brightness (High to Low) in Ubuntu 13.10 and then after when I do my work. After rebooting up the PC, the brightness again turns to High. I'm literally tired of ...
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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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How can I enable brightness control on my iMac 11,3?

I have Apple iMac 11,3 (27" LED, purchased in 2011) with a Radeon HD 5750 graphics card. When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, everything works fine except brightness control. I want to mention that I ...
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How do I can reset brightness settings to default by Live ubuntu?

I tried to set my machine brightness via this link (How do I set default display brightness?). After rebooting, I haven't any screen now. I use ubuntu 14.04, Can say me any body that how do I can set ...
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Nvidia Brightness Control Not Working

I have an Acer laptop with Nvidia 520M. The problem is, the screen brightness isn't working. If I switch to use Intel display driver, the brightness can be controlled. I've tried all ways such adding ...
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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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screen brightness does not affect working hours

I have noticed that screen brightness does not affect working hours on battery of my laptop in any Ubuntu version I used so far (Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04). I can increase ...
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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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No Brightness Control in Samsung Q430 Laptop EXCEPT with Bumblebee and Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Over the last few years, I've used various flavors of Ubuntu (as well as Mint and other forks) and up to Kubuntu 15.04, they don't ever seem to have functional brightness control on my Samsung Q430 ...
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Function keys and numeric keypad problems on packard bell tk85

i've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my packard bell tk 85 but i'm having problems with the built-in keyboard. Looking at the keyboard setting i can see that the keys from F1 to F12 are mapped correctly. ...
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Which package is responsible for resetting brightness level on logout or reboot?

I've installed Xubuntu 15.04 and observed that brightness level is still being reset on logout or reboot. Google reveals that this bug has been around since 2011, and this workaround sort of works ...
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How to configure ubuntu brightness control

I have a Sony VAIO Z laptop, and installed Ubuntu. Most of the stuff does not work and the battery drains very quick but most annoyingly the brightness control does not support the full range of ...
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Problem with my screen and brightness buttons don't work

I have problem on my laptop and my screen was pixelated althroughout when i turn on my laptop. and also the brightness don't work at the same time. any suggestions?
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14.04: Brightness control worked fine but completely disappeard after ubuntu update!!!!!!!! wifi is gone also

what the hell!!!! my eyes are going blind as i lay in my bed.. please help.. how should i explain this.. brightness keyboard keys are not working and when i go to system settings and then ...
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cannot change brightness Ubuntu 14.04 on ASUS x552E

I have ASUS laptop with ADM RADEON HD 8670M and I cannot change brightness at all! I tried to use open source drivers (with adding in grub "acpi_backlight=vendor radeon.dpm=1") I tried use ...
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Screen brightness not changing Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed Ubuntu on my mac and when I press the brightness keys the meter shows that it it decreases but the screen brightness remains the same. How do you fix this issue?
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Ubuntu 14.10 freezes upon adjusting brightness using GUI or hotkeys

I'm facing this new issue just now which is that my Ubuntu 14.10 installation, which was running smoothly for the most part until yesterday, now completely freezes anytime I adjust the brightness ...
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AMD radeon hd 8750m driver problems

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Samsung 3-series laptop. I've got some troubles and I've come to the conclusion that it is my graphics card/chipset (don't know exactly what to call it) - ...
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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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When I boot some words showed on screen,what do they mean?

The text is: [ 1.3087766] pci 0000:00:01.0 ASPM: Could not configure common clock My pc is lenovo Y400,and OS is ubuntu kylin 14.04LTS(ubuntu for Chinese:-)) Intel corei5 3230M NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Trying to screen record on Ubuntu trusty 14.04 while using chromebook

I am using an Acer Chromebook 11 that i installed Ubuntu trusty 14.04 LTS using crouton. I wish to be able to screen-cast on Ubuntu and i am attempting to use Kazam screen recorder from the Ubuntu ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu thinking it's installed on a laptop?

I have recently installed Ubuntu onto my desktop. I had some issues installing drivers for my graphics card and I had to reinstall Ubuntu. However, since the new install I have items in the top menu ...
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Gnome 3.12 brightness does not work

In Gnome 3.12 the brightness slider in the user menu does not work, My video card is an Nvidia GeForce 210 with two monitor connected. I searched for a solution using Google to no avail. Anyone have ...
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Rewriting Fn key brightness functions

When doing Fn+Brigthness, the backlight goes in increments/decrements of 50%. So either no light, 50% light, or full light. I wanted to do it in steps of 10 so I installed xbacklight and tried to map ...
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Pipelight Video is Dark on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video

I installed pipelight, and it is working, I can see the picture, but it is very dim. It's like the brightness is turned down. I am also getting good sound. This is when streaming Netflix and Amazon ...
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Brigtness not working on HP Pavillion G6

So, I have read many questions about this with answers that I am sure worked for other people. I have an HP Pavillion G6 with Ubuntu 14.10 on it. To get my computer to start up I have to edit the Grub ...
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Problem, cannot set brightness on Lenovo Z570

My problem is that I cannot set brightness using fn+arrows and any other way. I'm currently using elementary os base on 12.04 and that problem is not showing, but on every ubuntu with higher number I ...
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Screen brightness issue

I am having a problem with Ubuntu on my Netbook (Samsung NP-NC108-A09ID). The problem is: When I try to change the brightness to a higher or lower level, nothing happens.
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Brightness is not decreasing in ubuntu 14.04 in my hp laptop

My laptop is d006tu and d009tu,when I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I am unable to use function keys to control brightness?
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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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Turning the brightness down makes screen brighter

My brightness slider is the wrong way around! For example when I drag the brightness slider to its lowest my display is at full brightness and when I drag it further it goes dimmer. I am running ...
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Asus TP 300 LJ - Brigthness control - Ubuntu 15.10

I am not able to control the brightness with the keyboard shortcut (FN + F5 or F6) or via Ubuntu's Settings. Model: Asus TP300LJ Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 Graphic Board: ...