I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed on an MSI PX60 2QD and I'd like to disable the backlight keyboard, but have no idea where to start looking.

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    Generally: Fn + F3.
    – Rinzwind
    Jun 27 '17 at 17:00
  • xset -led 3 give that a shot
    – Robby1212
    Jun 27 '17 at 17:25
  • no luck with either of those Fn + f3 turns the touch pad on/off. I tried a few xset -led numbers buit nothgin happened, I'll see if I can find the correct number / name for that command
    – mike
    Jun 27 '17 at 17:38

Mine is an MSI GL62. I was able to do that with Fn + + and Fn + - Took me a while.

  • Didn't seem get it work on mine. Did you have to install additional drivers? None of my fn+ [keys] seem to be working as expected.
    – terary
    Mar 21 '18 at 13:10
  • Is there anyway to prevent the keyboard lighting up red when pressing the fn key.
    – john
    Apr 27 at 2:57
  • on my GL65 the above worked, note i had to use the + and - keys in the numpad and not in the above row, and they worked in reverse as indicated in small icon on the keys, i.e. Fn + reduced, Fn - increase backlit keyboard brightness
    – Gabriel
    Aug 12 at 6:40

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