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xbacklight - adjust backlight brightness using RandR extension where supported

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How do I change the screen brightness in Ubuntu?

I bought a new laptop and installed Ubuntu but I'm unable to change the brightness through settings and the keyboard. I also tried installing brightness controller but it has no effect either. I ...
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custom xorg.conf causes massive slow down while using xbacklight

I'll try to be as short and precise as I can but the problem is complicated. I updated (clean install) from 16.04 to 20.04 today. I use i3wm with two displays, one being my laptop LCD and the other my ...
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Dell ACPI Backlight brightness doesn't change on 20.04

I have a Dell G3 3579 (Secure Boot Disabled) with Ubuntu 20.04 fully updated. The brightness cannot be changed in either the OS or with the hardware keyboard buttons. Here's what I tried: I ...
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xbacklight No outputs have backlight property

When I try running xbacklight -inc 10 I get an error message "No outputs have backlight property" I've searched the issue and found several answers usually suggesting some form of modifying /etc/X11/...
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Controlling brightness on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I'm not able to change my brightness with the keys nor do I have an option to change them. Also I have tried using xrandr and xbacklight commands.
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i3 not working with xbacklight

I'm not able to decrease or increase. This is current config for the screen brightness using xbacklight: bindsym XF86MonBrightnessUp exec xbacklight -inc 20 # increase screen brightness bindsym ...
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Cannot set brightness with xbacklight, Intel

This is similar to these two questions, but the solutions posted in each do not help me: xbacklight - No outputs have backlight property xbacklight: No outputs have backlight property - No /sys/class/...
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Can't find a way to set the brightness via the terminal

I recently started using a window manager (XMonad) and am enjoying it. The only issue is I have to reconfigure a lot of the the function keys (volume, brightness, etc) to do what they're supposed to ...
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Unable to lower brightness in lenovo legion y530

I have tried various methods found on the internet, including xbacklight . The main issue is I have no folder inside /sys/class/backlight. Usually others happnened to have a folder like ...
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Brightness changes are shown by the indicator but have no effect on the display (Lubuntu, Intel card)

I have tried many of the proposed solutions that I could find on the web, but any of them worked for me. I detail here my problem and some of the things that I tried: Relevant details: TOSHIBA NB200 ...
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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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How to have xbacklight working in Kubuntu 16.04?

xbacklight worked perfectly in Kubuntu 14.04 but now in Kubuntu 16.04, even when it it installed, I only get this message: No outputs have backlight property In my system there is a /sys/class/...
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xbacklight -display XX?

I have two displays. I can successfully set brightness for the first display using e.g. xbacklight -set 30, but I cannot dim my second display connected to HDMI. I tried xbacklight -display HDMI1 -set ...
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Adjust brightness from Terminal [duplicate]

I'm trying to edit the brightness of my System76 laptop screen from my window manager i3wm. I've tried the following: xbacklight -dec 10 does nothing sudo vim /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/...
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i3wm, adjust brightness through command line

I've got a Precision 5510 running Ubuntu 16.10 with kernel 4.8.4. In unity, my function keys for brightness work correctly. But xbacklight commands don't do anything. xbacklight -get comes up empty. ...
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Xbacklight won't help to change brightness in lubuntu

I have an old acer laptop with following graphics hardware: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) Graphics Controller [8086:8108] (rev 07) ...
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Install xbacklight on Ubuntu 15.04 [closed]

I am trying to install xbacklight using sudo apt-get install -y xbacklight but getting error related to mysql.After running above command a new window pop up to set password for mysql.But after ...
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xbacklight: No outputs have backlight property - No /sys/class/backlight folder

I installed xbacklight, hoping that it would be able to control my brightness. When trying to change brightness, I was told "No outputs have backlight property". After looking around, I found that ...
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Cron job to set screen brightness not working in ubuntu 14.04

In the terminal, I ran: crontab -e Then I added the following cronjob in the file 26 21 * * * /usr/bin/xbacklight -set 80 This was supposed to set the brightness to 80% at 9:26 PM. But its not ...
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xbacklight works, system settings don't affect

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 x64 on my Dell M4800 with the lvds connected to the Nvidia K2100M via nvidia-355, as the intel card does not support the 3K screen. So when I change the screen brightness ...
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Is there an App that can make my desktop dimmer

I used an app in Windows 7, I think called dimmer to make the screen change its contrast settings so I could dim it lower than the controls of the PC defaults such as function key or the power options ...
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Mapping xbacklight to brightness keys?

The default method of changing the brightness doesn't work with the NVIDIA drivers, and xbacklight changes it. However, using the default mapper for keyboard shortcuts won't work for setting the F1 ...
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Reduce CPU frequency in battery mode automatically

Is there any way to do that? Something like xbacklight and Cuttlefish
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rc.local not executing command

I was trying to make my laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 remember the brightness from the last time and set it automatically on start-up. I was thinking about using xbacklight to set the brightness. So, as ...
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How to execute command with keys?

Like a lot of other users, I have problem with the brightness settings on my laptop. But there is xbacklight which works like a charm. How do I bind xbacklight -dec 10 to Fn+Up? I have tried to use ...
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Is it possible to run a command before log in screen?

How can I run: xbacklight -set 0 before login screen?
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How do I set default display brightness? [duplicate]

Is it possible to set the default display brightness so you don't have to re-adjust it everytime you reboot? My laptop display is killing my eyes at the login screen already because it starts at 100% ...