On Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to dim the screen brightness to 50% on each system start in
/etc/rc.local with the line
xbacklight -set 50%
right before the line
Why does this not work?
Is there a better solution?
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I use the following command to set my Surface Pro 3's brightness to 50%
xrandr --output eDP-1 --brightness 0.5
There are probably more direct ways to find your output names, but...
I installed and ran
arandr. After positioning my displays how I wanted them I saved a layout (they'll show up in
Then I modified that file to add the
--brigtness flag, and configured the script to run at startup.