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I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 in an Acer Timeline X 5830TG and brightness controls were not working (Fn + Key), even the Ubuntu's one.

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Edit GRUB:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor"


sudo update-grub


Controls are working.

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    Works on #! Crunchbang Waldorf too on a native install to Aspire S5 – Meredith Sep 29 '13 at 12:40
  • YEEES! thank you! so many brightness ubuntu issues, so many posts... finally I found the one for me! after monnnths! – Alexandre Holden Daly May 6 '14 at 1:28
  • Didn't work for me sadly on Linux Mint 19.1 with an Acer Aspire 5810TG. – Paul Feakins Dec 28 '18 at 19:29

Most simple and fast way to do this.... Use this command

xrandr --output LVDS1 --brightness 0.5

Set the value in between 0 to 1 like in this case it is 0.5 This works for me Try this !!!

  • But this is for manual bright up with console? My answer is to enable the buttons of the keyboard – JorgeeFG May 4 '13 at 22:36

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