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Alienware 14 (Mid 2013) Ubuntu 15.04 switch off lights

I am a new Ubuntu user and have 15.04 version. I am wondering if there is any thing that I could do to switch off the lights of my keyboard (AlienFX). I have already tried the two (I do not if is ...
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cannot turn on keyboard backlight

I am using ASUS UX303 LN, Laptop and Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 is installed on it. I cant find a way to turn on my keyboard backlight on it. The keyboard shortcut that works in windows is not working here. ...
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how to make the backlight keyboard turn on when typing

I have an ASUS ux501 vw laptop with UBUNTU 18.04 unity. Does anyone know how to make the backlitght keyboard activate when you type and when you stop doing so it turns off? I have this function in ...
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Unable to change keyboard brightness on my Asus TUF FX505DY (Ryzen 5 3550h, 16GB, AMD Radeon RX 560x)

Just installed Pop OS 19.04 for my development purposes. But after installing, I was unable to change my backlit keyboard's brightness. It's bound to fn + up key for turning up the brightness and down ...
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How to light up back-lit keyboard?

I recently got a backlit keyboard, and I LOVE to write late at night. But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to light it up...It lights up when first plugged in, but nothing happens after ...
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How to turn off display without turning off the keyboard blacklight?

I want the keyboard backlight to be on when the computer sleeps. So I want to know how to turn the display off while the blacklight is on. Or how to turn on the keyboard blacklight while the display ...
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Driver for keyboard light not working

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ee/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/legion-series/legion-y540-15irh/downloads Is there a way to enable keyboard light, please let me know how I might install the driver ...
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AlienFX on Ubuntu?

I'd like to be able to run Alien FX on my computer to change the lights on my Alienware MX 14 R2. I see several links in a Google search, but none of them seem to work. This one looks promising, but ...
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Problem with keyboard back-light on Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on ThinkPad T450s

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 16.04 with ThinkPad T450s. When I login into Ubuntu, keyboard back-light is on, then I turn it off, then after spending idle time when I touch to any key, keyboard back-light ...
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How do I get my Caps Lock LED to work on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04?

I recently got a Dell Latitude E7440, which I dual-booted with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. A while ago, my keyboard stopped working all of a sudden, even during login. I used the on-screen keyboard option ...
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Keyboard backlight Ubuntu 18.10 not working

I have a problem with the new version of Ubuntu. I used to have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS version, but I decided to change to the normal version and update it to Ubuntu 18.10. Since then I can't turn the ...
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RGB keyboard back light turns off when Ubuntu boots (MR X6Ti)

I have a laptop custom called a TRACER II built by a company called CyberPowerPC. As I understand it they are just a rebranded version of MR XTi Laptop by MechRevo. My laptop is dual-boot. In Windows ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Backlight function key

I'm trying to change the brightness of my screen in Ubuntu 18.04 pressing the keyboard Fn+F4 and Fn+F5 keys, but it's freezing all keyboard input, then changing brightness to max (Fn+F5) or min (Fn+F4)...
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How to activate keyboard backlights

I want to know how to activate the keyboard backlights of an msi gt70-2pc laptop. They say here that this works but I just can't figure out exactly how.
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Keyboard backlight just will not come on

I have a Samsung NP740U3M with fresh Ubuntu 18.04. Keyboard backlight won't work and xset does nothing. Not sure what to do from here.
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How to enable backlit keybaord back

Is there any way to make enable the backlit keyboard using the shortcut f7 in my laptop? Laptop Asus vivobook s430u
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Turn on the keyboard backlight with Night Light mode?

Is it possible to turn on the keyboard backlight automatically when the Night Light is activated?
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Lenovo Legion Y720 laptop Keyboard backlight

I just moved from Windows to Ubuntu, but I cannot get the keyboard backlight to work at all. On Windows there was a specific program for controlling the backlight. I have searched for days now without ...
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How to enable keyboard backlight for Ubuntu 18.04 OS on Lenovo Thinkpad L480 laptop

I have tried this option sudo gedit /etc/dbus-1/system.d/org.freedesktop.UPower.conf and change setting <allow send_destination="org.freedesktop.UPower.KbdBacklight" send_interface=...
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How to toggle mouse events from waking keyboard backlight?

I'd like to be able to prevent or disable mouse events from my touchpad on a dell XPS laptop from waking or resetting the keyboard backlight timeout timer. When I'm just quietly reading and scrolling ...
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can't turn on backlit keyboard 18.10

I seem to find very old threads and results when googling. I have an Asus UX331UAL and my keyboard brightness worked fine when I used Manjaro KDE. Now when I have Ubuntu 18.10 they keystroke ...
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Keyboard backlighting not working on a Vaio VPCSB11FX

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Vaio laptop (model VPCSB11FX) last night and one of the issues I'm having is that the keyboard backlighting doesn't work. I saw this question solving a similar problem ...
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How do I turn off the backlight on my keyboard? (2011 sony vaio PCG-41217N laptop)

This question exists for some other sony vaio laptop models (without answer); I haven't yet seen an answer for the sony vaio PCG-41217N laptop. The suggestion to execute xset led off doesn't disable ...
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Security risk with scripts that write to /sys/class

I was looking for a way to make my laptop's special keys work with i3-wm. I ran into this post and used the script there to create my own. This is what I came up with for the screen brightness (on my ...
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keyboard backlight - Sony VAIO [duplicate]

On my laptop PC with dual boot I am unable to activate the keyboard backlight when running Ubuntu, although it works fine in Windows. How can I get my backlight to work under Ubuntu? Here are the ...
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Dell keyboard backlight is not working

I saw that the keyboard backlight was not working. How can that be fixed? Hardware/OS Dell Latitude E6540 Kubuntu 16.04 (xenial)
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F10 key is always turned on in Ubuntu 18.04

F10 key is always turned on in ubuntu 18.04 but not in windows. I am currently using duel boot ubuntu with windows 10. I am newbie in ubuntu and don't have any knowledge of this type of problems . I ...
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How do I turn off backlight of keyboard?

I've tried xset led 3, xset led off, xbacklight -set 00, sudo find /sys/devices/platform/ -name leds returns nothing, so I couldn't try that. sudo find /sys/devices -name leds returns /sys/devices/...
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Can't turn on backlight for Cooler Master Devastator II Keyboard on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have followed this link https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/cm-storm-keyboard-and-mouse-solved/9816 . I used this command sudo xmodmap -e 'add mod3 = Scroll_Lock' but it's showing me following msg ...
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Windows programs that need access to hardware

I am using a Lenovo Y720 laptop, which needs a specific program called Lenovo Nerve Sense to be able to light up the keyboard backlight. What I have tried so far: Wine does not work, it says dllhost....
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turn off keyboard back-lit on Gygabyte Sabre 15

I've recently buy a Gygabyte Sabre 15 computer and intalled on it Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome. It seem this computer is realy not ready for linux beacaute i've many problems to make ubuntu work correctly ...
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How to prevent the keyboard backlight from turning on when the laptop is woken from sleep?

I have a Thinkpad 470 and I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on it. I don't like to keep the keyboard backlight on during daytime because I want to save battery among other things. What I have noticed is ...
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SSL error when attempting to install custom kernel module

I recently purchased a Clevo P950HR on which I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I have managed to get most things running on it, except for the keyboard backlight, which annoyingly I cannot turn off. ...
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Enable/press scroll lock at login screen

I have an illuminated keyboard, I have to press the scroll lock key for it to light up, how can I enable this at the login screen? I see there is a similar thing for NumLock here (question 776961) ...
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Unknown image appearing on Ubuntu 18.04

I am having the following appear and disappear in the middle of my screen after a new installation of Ubuntu 18.04: It alternates with one whose bottom bar is "full". I don't know what this is, and ...
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cant disable Sager np9390 Keyboard Backlight

I want to disable my Sager keyboard backlight in /sys/class/leds I only have scrolllock numlock and capslock. It should be able to change colours and brightness but it's stuck at the default blue I ...
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Keyboard backlight keeps going on in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Dell Latitude E6540 and my keyboard backlight is keeps going on after some time even after I switch them off using the shortcut keys (Fn+->). Thanks in ...
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Asus fx553vd keyboard led brightness hotkeys not working

I have an Asus fx553vd laptop with the very recent mainline kernel(4.13.9), bios: GL553VD.302 and ubuntu 16.04 All the hotkeys on the keyboard work and also show On-Screen-Notification. But on ...
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how could i turn on backlight keyboard on Lenovo T450s

i'm hoping somebody could help me. I was trying to turn on my backlight laptop keyboard on lenovo T450s ubuntu 16 LTS, i had googling with nothings found,i tried FN+space and xset led 3.. please Help, ...
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Control keyboard backlight indicator in Ubuntu 17.10

My keyboard has variable automatic keyboard backlighting -- it adjusts the light intensity to the environment. I just upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10. Ubuntu now flashes a keyboard backlight icon every time ...
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How to get my laptop keyboard lights to stay on? (Acer Aspire E-15)

I want to know how to get my built in laptop keyboard key lights to stay on all the time. right now, when i enable my keyboard lights (Fn + F9) it only stays on for about 30 seconds after I type ...
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Asus ROG Zephyrus Keyboard Backlight not working [duplicate]

I'm having quite the time getting my keyboard backlights to work on my ROG Zephyrus laptop. Some of the F# keys do not respond their dedicated function when holding the Fn key. Specifically the key ...
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Keyboard backlight turns on after lock screen/display on

I've just upgraded Ubuntu (15.04 to 15.10) and now I'm running into a weird behavior: whenever I lock the screen (using any of Ctrl+Alt+L, Win+L or just clicking on "Lock" in the taskbar menu), the ...
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Where can I find the keyboard shortcut settings for the brightness keys?

Why does the Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts not show keyboard or screen dimming and brightening controls? Is this something that simply the community hasn't written the code to display it for? Or is ...
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Keyboard backlight not working on Ubuntu 17.0 on a Sony VAIO

I recently installed Ubuntu 17.04 on my rather old Sony VAIO. When it's booting, the keyboard backlight enables when I touch a key and disables itself after a certain timeout. However, the moment ...
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Asus ROG GL702VM ACPI Keyboard Backlight

i'm trying to power on the keyboard backlight on my new laptop but every attempt has miserably failed. I've tried to use xset but nothing happens. I've been able to manually set the capslock led on/...
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Ubuntu keyboard backlight problem on Dell Vostro 5568, on battery works normally, on AC behaves strangely

My problem is that Ubuntu turns off the keyboard backlight automatically after 1 second or less if I didn't touch the touchpad, when running on AC. On battery it works normally (and Ubuntu waits 1 ...
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Numeric pad stops working after turning on keyboard backlight with 'xset led on'

Numeric pad stops working after turning on keyboard backlight with 'xset led on'... I have also 'tried xset led 3' with the same result.I'm using 16.04 and a Cooler Master Devastator II keyboard. Any ...
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ThinkPad Backlit Keyboard and TrackPoint Not Working After 17.04 Update

I've been solely using Ubuntu GNOME on my Thinkpad X250 since version 15.10. TrackPoint and Backlit Keyboard ever since functioned completely fine. (I've been upgrading my Ubuntu every six months.) ...
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My laptop keyboard backlight keeps turning on every time when I boot it up

I am new to Ubuntu environment, can someone help me? Even though I have disabled the backlight using the function key but no luck... Also, I have checked the BIOS settings and shows that the keyboard ...