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Looks like it's a bug, only with drivers > 304, and that it has been around for a while: Ubuntu 13.10 kernel version 3.11.0-15.25-generic 3.11.10: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/1281019 Suggested workarounds: using nvidia drivers 304 Ubuntu 13.10 kernel version 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3: ...


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I have exactly the same laptop and i had the same problem. You must change the video card drivers. Go to Additional Drivers and select the option: "Using video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators from fglrx (proprietary)" and reboot the system Then you have to program the keys. First install xdotool: sudo apt-get install xdotool Then open Keyboard ...


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On this site, a while ago I found an nice script from someone. THIS IS NOT MINE! I am using it ever since on my netbook, running Xubuntu and it seems to run on anything. For reasons of not posting a link-only answer, here it is: #!/usr/bin/env python from gi.repository import Gtk import subprocess class BrightnessScale: def __init__(self): ...


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Go to System Settings > Brightness & Lock and untick "Dim screen to save power"



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