I've looked at various guides and tools for adjusting the keyboard backlight brightness of my Asus G531GT laptop on Linux. All (e.g. https://github.com/iamweird/asus-kbd-backlight) seem to work by editing a configuration file for backlight brightness. The most common configuration folder is /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight.

However on my machine (with Pop OS/Ubuntu 19.04) I do not have such a folder. I do have /sys/class/leds with other subfolders, and I can use them to set the brightness of other leds on my machine, like the Caps Lock LED.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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If this link doesn't work try this one.

After downloading and extracting it to the home folder run these

cd rogauracore-retool
autoreconf -i
sudo make install

Hope it works for you!!

To control


sudo rogauracore COMMAND ARGUMENTS

Supported commands and usage:

single_static COLOR
single_breathing COLOR1 [COLOR2] [SPEED]
single_pulsing COLOR SPEED
single_colorcycle SPEED
multi_static COLOR1 COLOR2 COLOR3 COLOR4
rainbow [SPEED]
brightness BRIGHTNESS 

red         lime        turquoise   blue        magenta     hotPink     
orange      green       cyan        indigo      pink        white       
yellow      teal        skyBlue     violet      deepPink    black       
  • COLOR argument(s) should be given as color names, or hex values like ff0000.
  • SPEED argument should be given as slow, medium, or fast, or integers 1 - 3.
  • BRIGHTNESS values should be given as off, low, medium, high, or integers 0 - 3.

I discovered a project which allows to control the keyboard backlight for ROG laptops: https://github.com/wroberts/rogauracore. After installing you can do sudo rogauracore black to turn off the backlight. You can also configure the lighting in similar ways to the Windows Aura Core software.

However I don't know whether the backlight can be dimmed with this project.

rogauracore brightness 0

This is the only correct syntax.

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