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Brightness is reset to Maximum on every Restart

The brightness of my laptop is reset to Max on every restart. I tried the solution provided at this website but had no luck. http://ubuntuguide.net/how-to-save-screen-brightness-settings-in-ubuntu-12-...
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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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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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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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Cannot change backlight brightness Ubuntu 14.04

This morning I found that I cannot change the brightness of my Dell XPs 13 laptop's display anymore. I tried the following to change the brightness Use keyboard brightness keys Run the commands ...
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Brightness not working after installing NVIDIA driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Mac Book Pro 7,1. I installed the NVIDIA driver (285). The brightness keys are working (F1 and F2) and I get the box showing the brightness but it does nothing. ...
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Is there a software utility to adjust screen gamma/brightness/contrast?

I use to work at night and it is eye-hurting to watch at lightbulb-bright screens (I've got two - laptop's built-in panel and an external 18-inch CRT) in a dark environment. So I adjust my screens to ...
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Make xconf configuration permanent

I edited the xconf file, and added this line to device section: Enable brightness control=1 Now I am able to adjust brightness, but after every restart the brightness setting change back to 100%. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brightness issue with nvidia Quadro

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. Everything is fine, except the brightness of my laptop screen. When I change the brightness the screen simply does not respond. I figured this was a ...
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Screen brightness reset to minimum after every reboot

Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't save my brightness settings between sessions. Everytime I boot up, the brightness is always at zero, and I always have to set it back to my preferred setting (at maximum). How can ...
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how to adjust screen brightness in ubuntu 14.04?

I'm new to Ubuntu, I am unable to alter the screen brightness in my laptop, it is always 100%. Laptop is Acer Aspire 5740, Graphics/Chipset/VGA all are by Intel. The Laptop has a keyboard shortcut, ...
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Screen Brightness not adjustable for Acer Aspire S3

First of all, thank you very much for providing this useful forum. Too bad for me, there is no support for the Acer Aspire S3 yet (just came out in October) Short Description of the Problem: I cannot ...
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How can I change brightness through terminal

Now I can change it by Fn+ arrow right but now I need to do it via my shell script
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Screen brightness isn't taking effect on a Lenovo Z570

My Lenovo Z570 has two GPU's, nVidia and Intell. Brightness control has no effect what so ever over the screen brightness, and because I've had some major issues in the past when I was trying to ...
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Decrease Backlight Below Minimum

I have this laptop that doesn't handle the backlight very well. In /etc/default/grub, I have added a acpi_backlight=vendor function to get it to work at all. Which is cool, and the backlight now ...
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How to use xbacklight with brightness keys in a VAIO

I have a Sony VAIO VPCCW15FL, with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Sadly, the brightness keys do not work out of the box, although the brightness meter reacts to the brightness up/down keypresses. Yesterday,...
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Brightness function keys not working

I have an ASUS X55A-SPD0204O laptop. The rest of the FN+Fx (where x = number) like sound + - mute, screen turn off, wireless etc. work perfectly. The problem is with the 2 brightness keys. They just ...
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screen brightness reduction software?

i'm a total new user of ubuntu. I use ubuntu 12.04 and my laptop is DELL studio 1558. the problem is the, the minimum brightness in my laptop is still pretty bright when using the computer in dark ...
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Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my MacBook pro 5.5 (mid 2009). I have a problem with the brightness ...
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Screen brightness not changing on Acer 5742 notebook

Screen brightness is not changing on my ACER 5742 notebook. I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed inside Windows 7 OS. Hotkeys are used for changing brightness. Though, a bar displaying brightness level ...
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Screen brightness not working

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on my Sony Vaio(VPCCW2HGX). At the first times, brightness control works well, but after the activating additional drivers(nvidia accelerated graphics driver) brightness control ...
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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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Can't adjust brightness on my laptop

I'm having difficulty in adjusting brightness on my Acer Aspire 4740: Screen 14.1-inch glossy LED-backlit, 1366x768 res CPU Intel Core i5-430M 2.26-GHz RAM 1GB DDR3 HDD 320GB Graphics ...
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How to increase brightness in smaller steps?

Is there a way to adjust lighting step ? I have Lenovo L520, and Fn + Light Up or Down adjusts by 20%, how can I adjust the step to 10% ? it will help me fine tune lighting at my dark room.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: FN-Brightness Key Stopped Working

Hello dear Ubuntu Community, After i installed some Ubuntu Updates on my PC,my FN-Key stopped working. (But i can still change it in the System settings. I tried many ways to fix it trough the /etc/...
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Brightness controls are not working in sony vaio with amd radeon hd 7650

I have a Sony Vaio SVE15116EN with AMD Radeon HD 7650 graphics card. I am currently using Ubuntu 12.10. My brightness controls are not working but sound controls are working fine. I have also tried ...
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Unable to adjust screen brightness on Gateway NV54

i have ubuntu 11.10 installed on gateway nv54. I want to install drivers for video card because the Screen brightness not changing.. But "Additional Drivers" not detecting anything. Graphics: Mobile ...
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14.04 Asus g56jr Fn + Brightness control

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my new Asus G56Jr laptop. I noticed that despite all the other Fn+fX keys are working, the screen brightness does not. I have already tried editing the grub, as ...
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I cannot change the screen brightness

here's my problem: Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer I haven't been able to change the screen brightness, it was always set to the maximum. I did take a look at this post: Decrease ...
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Change the brightness adjustment interval

So whenever I hit my dim/brighten keys on the keyboard, a notification bubble pops up with the screen brightness. All that's fine, but I would like to be able to change how much the brightness changes ...
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How do I get brightness working on a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga?

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. It's been working flawlessly with Windows 8 - 9 hour battery life, awesome touchscreen, 4-second boot times. So obviously I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10. Well, I ...
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fn + arrow keys don't adjust actual brightness on an Acer Aspire 5740

I have an Aspire 5740 with an Intel Core i3, and Fn + arrow keys still call up the brightness adjuster, but have no effect on actually changing the brightness. The slider moves, but the brightness ...
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How to change the shortcut to adjust brightness?

I want to make my own shortcut to increase or decrease brightness. I don't like the default shortcut of my HP laptop (Fn + F7 to decrease and Fn + F8 to increase). Is it possible?
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Brightness controls stopped working after update on a Samsung QX412-S01AU

Previously on my Samsung QX412-S01AU laptop I had been able to get brightness controls working, see this question: Brightness Hotkeys Only Slightly Work. After a recent automatic update, which ...
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atheros wireless ar9285 driver

I have been having problems with wireless on Ubuntu 10 and above, Mint 11 and above. The problem is in the driver for the wireless... I can see that there is no driver installed and yet it works but ...
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How do i make screen dimming work in ubuntu 12.04 (beta 2)

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (beta 2) on my HP mini 110-4117, but I cant control screen brightness. The Fn + F2 , Fn + F3 keys don't work. System Settings > Brightness and Lock doesn't provide ...
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ubuntu 14.04 fn brightness nvidia not working samsung r540

here's my system info. ubuntu 14.04 nvidia gt330m when i press Fn + up or Fn + down. It doesnt change monitor's brightness. but on top-right corner brightness indicator moves left and right.
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Brightness fn key shortcut doesn't work on ASUS laptop

The brightness shortcuts via fn key don't work. I tried each solution from this answer and its comments. After editing /etc/default/grub file I rebooted. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux" ...
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How do you change brightness, color and sharpness from command line?

I am controlling my PC with SSH and scripting. How can i change the brightness, color and sharpness from command line? Try 1: failed $ sudo redshift -t 5000:5000 -g .5 Cannot list GNOME panel ...
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How to change external monitor brightness via DDC/IC?

I would like to change brightness on my external Dell U2713HM monitor via DDC/IC (DDC Wikipedia), it's connected via DisplayPort. I have the integrated Intel HD4000 graphics. When I run sudo get-edid,...
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Ubuntu 14.04 brightness problem (Lenovo Z500)

My brightness controls weren't working before but I didn't really care, but somehow I lowered my screen brightness while downloading league through playonlinux. Now the brightness controls aren't ...
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Brightness controls not working on a Sony Vaio VPCEH38FN

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on windows 7. When I use the Fn alongside the key to reduce brightness, or even using the system settings, I am not being able to reduce the screen brightness. What is ...
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Cannot adjust brightness after sleep

I have a Toshiba Satellite R830 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04.1 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. Is there a ...
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Dell Chromebook 11 - unable to set backlight and /sys/class/backlight/ folder is empty

I have installed Lubuntu on my Dell Chromebook 11 and everything works except for the backlight. Can't set the backlight with the brightness keys, neither with xbacklight,xdotool or any other GUI tool....
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Control external monitor brightness via software

Hello Ubuntu community, I can control the brightness of my DELL U2713HM connected with DisplayPort via the command: ddccontrol -p -r 0x10 -w 53 where in this example the number 53 represents the ...
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Is there any brightness control for desktops?

I'm using Ubuntu Trusty tahr and I've noticed that there is no brightness control (like a slider), In windows I'll use Intel's graphics media accelerator to reduce brightness but here it looks ...
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Toshiba L745 Brightness Problem, Fn Keys doesn't works

Has someone solved the brightness problem in Toshiba Laptops? I have a Toshiba L745-s4210 laptop with an Intel HD 3000 graphic card, after install ubuntu all works out of the box except the keys to ...
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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 ...