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Disable automatic brightness according to content in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Latitude E3440 laptop. My problem is that screen brightness automatically changes depending on content. This means that the screen gets brighter when the ...
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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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Brightness control is blocked after reaching minimum

Several days ago I tried to fix a quite popular problem. I have Ubuntu 15.10. In my computer the brightness control keys weren't working. I have added a file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf ...
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Can I adjust the minimum brightness for my laptop's LCD?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (9333, 2014 model). The LCD brightness can be controlled by the keyboard, and if possible I'd like to adjust the minimum value and/or adjust the ...
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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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How to make the ambient light sensor work on Asus Zenbook UX303?

I have a Asus Zenboo UX303LN. There is a known issue with the brightness keys, which is no big deal for me but I would like the ambient light sensor to work. I didn't find much information on this ...
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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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Brightness adjustment impossible after hibernation (MacbookAir 3.2, Ubuntu 12.04)

After waking my computer up from hibernation (close lid, open lid) I loose the ability to adjust the brightness with the F-keys and in the settings. It's the only problem I have with ubuntu on my ...
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How do I get brightness controls working properly on an Eee PC 1001P?

Is there a solution to the low screen brightness issue with the Eee PC 1001P and release 12.04? When I use the brightness control, the screen goes through three adjustment cycles of dark to semi ...
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Screen brightness in Ubuntu not working

Hardware: HP DVD6t, AMD Radeon 6700 OS: Natty 32-bit. I have researched a lot on this and basically most of the solutions that are on the internet / stackexchange revolves around the brightness ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: unknown display & can't change brightness

I have Ubuntu 15.04 on my Toshiba Satellite A500-14H with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650. First Problem: When I go to settings - display devices (hardwares), it tells me "Unknown Display". I get the ...
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my ubuntu 15 dose not boot on lenovo e440 . unsupported brightness interface

I have lenovo e 440 thinkpad and I'v installed ubuntu 15 on it. every thing worked fine. but know when I power on my laptop ubuntu dose not boot and it says : unsupported brightness interface . what ...
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Can't change brightness when plugged off (ubuntu 14.04)

I have a Samsung NP470R4E and recently installed ubuntu 14.04, but can't change brightness when the laptop is not charging. The Fn brightness keys seem to work (e.g. the upper right bar appears and ...
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Brightness control not working on Ubuntu 14.04 with 3.19 kernel

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with kernel 3.19.0-22-generic, and the brightness control doesn't work anymore on my Samsung Chronos 7 laptop (NP770Z5E). On a 3.13.0-54-generic kernel the brightness ...
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The keyboard brightness controls don't work until after suspend on HP Compaq 6720s

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.2 amd64 on HP Compaq 6720s. The volume controls work but the brightness controls don't. I did find however that they work only after I suspend the computer and turn it back on. ...
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Backlight fuction not working lenovo z570 intel i5 nvidia geforce

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4 Graphics GeForce GT 525M/PCIe/SSE2 I can't change the backlight, it's always set on high. Even though when the system goes to sleep, the light gets ...
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brightness shortcut doesn't work on 15

I'm using hp 530 with ubuntu 15 the brightness shortcut (fn + f7 and fn + f8) doesn't work when I shutdown computer and start it again but when I suspend it and start it ,it work correctly.... I ...
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How to make turning off Logitech K810 keyboard back light automation

I could not find terminal command to turn off the back light of keyboard. For example the following commands do turn off my laptop keyboard back light : sudo chmod 777 ...
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Software controller for any ATI/Nvidia GPU

I wanted to know which GPU to buy for my new PC in order to: 1) Work with Ubuntu. 2) Manage the contrast, brightness... etc. This is really important as I normally have my screens very dim (Via ...
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gedit error gedit:2128

I am a beginner Linux user I use Lubuntu Core... I have been trying to add echo 9 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to /etc/rc.local and every time when I change something in ...
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Notifyd brightness notification not showing properly

I have the exact same problem described here. I'm using an nvidia driver and it was all right (I had to use a similar procedure to have my brightness control working). My xorg configuration files are ...
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Adjust screen brightness option missing in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I understand that there are command-line alternatives to this but I'm trying to figure out why the option is missing from my Brightness-Lock menu under system settings. The highlighted portion of ...
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How to Remap Brightness Keys

I have a Dell laptop which has some fairly standard media keys along F1-F12 as well as three special keys by the power button. For the longest time, my brightness down button hasn't worked. For some ...
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Brighness and Lock now working

I installed xscreensaver but this ended up not being what I needed. So I removed it. But now My system wont lock the screen like it use to. The settings are set to lock after 1 min and ask for a ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 15.04, brightness setting reversed

I just have installed Ubuntu 15.04 (64bit, installed in EFI) on my Packard Bell laptop and the problem I am facing is really annoying : The brightness setting is reversed: Brightness 0% : black ...