I want to set fn + Up or Down Arrow to change the brightness of the screen, instead of fn + F4 and F5. However, I don't know the command to do that, and I can't find it in Keyboard Shortcuts.I've seen something about editing a file in /var, but that requires root permissions.
I'd been trying to get into Linux before I bought it so I figured that I would try to get it onto my new Mac so that I could use it wherever I am. I decided to try Debian Lenny 5.0.3 a whirl after reading about all the different distros available. I've successfully installed it and I can get to it with rEFIt, and I have quite a few things working such as the video drivers and wifi. However, I've had trouble getting it to a level where it'd be usable away from home. Here are the main problems I'm worried about:
1) I installed pommed but I still can't use the brightness keys to change the screen brightness. I'm not sure if there's some other workaround for this?
2) I tried some recommended power management packages (gnome-power-manager) but it doesn't seem to be accessible or functional right now. I don't have any way to control it or get to it that is obvious to me. Is an icon or anything supposed to appear on the task bar when you install or what? Getting some sort of power management on here is important because it gets really lousy battery life otherwise.
3) Being a Macbook, there's no right-click button. Multitouch would be really nice (two-finger scrolling!) but I'd be OK with ANY way to right-click with the touchpad. I have a wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo that works at home at least . . . right out of the box too!
4) I've seen some packages called the Mactel PPA, but they are made for Ubuntu. Since Debian and Ubuntu are so similar, is there any way to make those work on Lenny? I think that if I got those to work, I could fix some of the problems above. Or do I have to install Ubuntu?
5) I just noticed that the sound doesn't seem to work yet either.
I am using Ubuntu linux, and I want fn + up key and fn + down key to change the brightness instead on fn + F4 and fn + F5. I've tried looking for something in the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, but there is no command or key specified to do that. I could make a custom key shortcut, but I can't find the command to change the brightness. Is there a way to make another key do this? My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1545.
I am using Samsung N150 and ubuntu 10.10 is installed in it. There is problem with brightness control i.e., I cannot control my brightness by up & down keys. I made settings such as:
I Add the repository to the sources list and enable it sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa Perform complete system update sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade it may take long time depending the internet connection than I installed packages "samsung-backlight" and "easy-slow-down-manager" sudo apt-get install samsung-backlight easy-slow-down-manager
Also I made changes in brightness setting in during the boot i.e set to user control instead of automatic. But after doing all these stuff still my laptop brightness not control by fn + up/down keys.
I have installed Xubuntu 11.04 on a HP Probook 4510S and the FN Keys of brightness only works when I on the login screen (gdm). Until I enter to my desktop the FN Keys stop Working. This is a XFCE Issue? I have another Laptop, a IBM THinkpad X40, with the same Xubuntu 11.04 and the FN Keys works perfect! Even the keyboard light Works! I think this is a ACPI related problem, I google it the problem with out a specific issue like this. The only thing that I can do it is use of xbacklight when I'm on my session.
root@xavierc-lt-xub:~# ls /proc/acpi/ ac_adapter battery button event wakeup root@xavierc-lt-xub:~#
i use a HP Pavilion dv6-3016ax everything works perfectly and i am very happy with ubuntu! If i could get the Brightness keys to work and the microphone i'd be even better. The brightness FN keys change the slider but make no physical difference of the brightness. And the microphone just doesn't work.
The function keys regarding the brightness do not work on my laptop. I am using Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx LTS 32 bit version. I've looked on the internet for help regarding my laptop but I cant find any solutions regarding the brightness function keys for my laptop Sony Vaio VGN NR21S. The graphics card in my laptop is NVidia Geforce 8400M GT.
I've tried writing brightness-up and brightness down scripts along with a bash script but even those don't work. I tried Gnome Power Manager but that didn't solve any issues. The wireless and sound functions work.
Are there any solutions available for this particular laptop model?
When I first install debian I couldn't change the screen brightness at all not manually nor with function keys, but I tried some of the solutions I found on the internet and now I can change the brightness manually (from the power management or the battery icon) but when I use the function keys it takes them like 2 to 3 minutes to respond and cause the system to hang (even mouse curser not responding) and then I'm forced to manually reboot the system, here is some information :
Code: Select all$ ls /sys/class/backlight/ acpi_video0 intel_backlight
Code: Select all$cat /etc/default/grub # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: # info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
I have just upgraded to xubuntu 10.04 and although some function keys are working (like volume control), the screen brightness function keys aren't (the screen brightness is at top level and can't be reduced)Notes:I am using a Compaq 610 laptopThe brightness keys are working on Ubuntu 10.04 (live session)How can I fix this?, and at least is there any other way to adjust screen brightness?
I could find on the net to fix the screen brightness keys and get them working so I could increase the screen brightness. Nothing worked.For most or many people, some of the suggestions will work fine. For those of you who can't get them to work and are stuck with Ubuntu 10.04 on the NC20 with a dimmed-out screen, I have a quick workaround:
When you boot and get to the BIOS password prompt, use the function and up-down array keys to control the brightness there. The screen brightness will be carried through to Ubuntu. You might be able to do this at the GRUB prompt. The point is that the BIOS handles the screen brightness before Ubuntu, so it just works.
SOLVED (for my laptop at least - Acer Aspire 5740)
The trick was to add "acpi_osi=" (without the quotation marks) to the GRUB parameters. Setting the parameter to an empty string means that no OS is reported to the BIOS. By default acpi_osi is set to Windows NT. I had previously tried "acpi_osi=Linux" but it didn't work, apparently it had to be an empty string.The brightness keys work now I think it might work for other models as well if they have core i3 processors.
I have an Acer 4810T laptop with Intel graphics. I run openSUSE 11.3, and am about to upgrade to 11.4. But both systems still have a very bad bug with screen brightness. The Fn+Arrow keys do change screen brightness, but after using them the system is rendered extremely sluggish and unresponsive. This sluggishness is most pronounced with a very important Wine app I need to use. The only way to fix the sluggishness is to reboot. With 11.4, the problem is worse because the system boots and automatically partially dims the screen, thus making it even more necessary to change the brightness. Neither Gnome nor KDE are able to change the brightness via their power managers. This means that I can't dim my screen automatically upon disconnecting the A/C power.
I have read many experiences from Ubuntu and openSUSE users, who all have the same problem. I have tried both intellegacy and the new intel drivers, and they both have the problem. I have read that some users have improved the situation by upgrading or downgrading the BIOS. Others have been experimenting with kernel patches:
I have an eeePC 1005HA, with a Linux Mint 8 distro on it. Each time i start it, i slide down the lcd brightness to take the power consumption low, using the Power Manager Brightness Applet on the gnome panel and each time i restart the pc i have to repeat this over again,I'd like to make this change permanent.
Totem didn't play .avi movies by default after my new CentOS 5.3 install. In my effort to find a way to fix it I learned in another forum that installing VLC allows almost all video formats to be played. So I added RPMForge to my repository group then I found and installed VLC with no problem.
Now that VLC is installed and I've had a chance to use it, I've learned that it fails to save my brightness setting between launches. This is very frustrating because the default brightness is always too dark, which means I have to go to the controls and reset it every time I launch the software. Does anyone here know how I can save my brightness setting between launches?
I bought a Asus eeepc a few days ago which I really like, with the exception of one thing - windows 7 starter. I like Windows 7, but starter is just bad. I also really like ubuntu, so I've decided to put it on my netbook. I download the netbook edition from the site, put it on a usb drive, and than tested it out - well, my screen is dim, very dim. Changing the brightness setting on the tool bar up top doesn't change anything, and using the function keys does change it, but still keeps it very dim.
I've tried restarting my computer, same thing, I've tried messing around with settings in the battery options, nothing... I really don't want to install it if its going to be this dark, I can see things, but its not very pleasant to use. I'm starting to consider that its the problem with the file I downloaded. Theres nothing wrong with my netbook, everything worked perfectly fine in Windows 7. I use the full version of ubuntu 10.04 on my other laptop which works perfectly fine, I'm not sure why this version is acting so weird on my netbook.
I'm having trouble locating a way to adjust the screen brightness on fc10... It is only possible to use the monitor's control for now.Yeah my monitor make an annoying whining noise unless you turn it on 100% brightness, but that hurts my eyes.It is so crazy that they didn't put a brightness control in! ( or rather they destroyed working ones of year past, Why? )
Recently, I installed Fedora 15 in my Sony VAIO Laptop Series E. Firstly, I had a little problem with nvidia drivers and wireless because I installed from a normal CD, but then I repaired it installing drivers from the web page and updating the system. However, I continue having a problem with changing brightness even with the Fn buttons or with the gnome configuration control. I followed some suggestions as for example these ones http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=262545, but nothing change. I already tried with xbacklight but still not working. I also did a change in grub conf file (following google search suggestions) adding these commands: acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux, but nothing.
I've an asuspro (more precisely the p2520la version) notebook with the fn+f5, fn+f6 buttons that should change brightness of the screen. But they don't work. For volume it's ok (fn+f11/f12), and if I go in the system settings I c an change manually the brightness (I use kde so there is a bar with which change it). But when I'm outside and the screen brightness is low I found difficult to find the menu settings and the hardware buttons would be better.I've tried adding to the kernel the "acpi_osi=" command but doesn't work.
i had slackware 13.0 on my dell vostro 1320 and it was all good, but since the upgrade to 13.1 i cannot change the screen brightness with ctrl+up and ctrl+down keys..i'm not even sure how to start with this problem. from what i understand these keys 'call' a bios function...? so that would mean that some kernel module is not being loaded?or has the desktop environment lost the key mappings and that is causing my trouble?
i have an alienware M11X and i have installed fedora. I have a problem with brightness. When i press hotkey for increase or decrease brightness i see the bar increase and decrease on my screen but brigthness don't change and stay maximal. I have tested a live cd ubuntu and it's work.
I'm a fairly nocturnal creature by nature, but life requires me to spend more time during the bright hours of day. I also have a visual impairment which makes it that my eyes take a very long time to adjust to darker situations. I need to be able to easily dim my screen so that using my computer doesn't keep me awake as much and doesn't prevent me from doing other stuff.
I will accept both a hotkey based solution "like on most laptop" as a timed one. My main monitor lacks simple brightness/contrast controls. f.lux doesn't suit my needs, since it only changes the screen's color temperature. I'd like the solution to work regardless of the make and model of the video card involved. Wearing sunglasses is impractical, since they make it hard to interact with objects around my computer.
accidentally I raised my brightness to 100% so I couldn't see anything..My battery died before I could fix it with tab or something else.now I can't fix it because I can't see anything.Is there a way to adjust color brightness through my unix terminal.....?
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and encountered several issues.
1. The Synaptics touchpad is nearly unusable. It is impossible to drag while holding down a button. The cursor will move randomly across the screen instead. It is impossible to right click; a right click is treated like a left click. Double-tapping the dot in the corner does not disable the touchpad.
2. Attempting to change the brightness will kill the screen. The computer is still functioning, and it is possible to perform tasks "blind." Only the screen becomes completely blank.
3. Ubuntu does not always boot up reliably. When it does not, the screen is blank but the computer is otherwise responding.
4. The screen is black after suspend.
5. The computer will sometimes hang when shutting down (showing desktop background). Possibly related messages in dmesg:
I have installed kmilo, modprobed nvram and added line: KERNEL=="nvram", MODE="0666", GROUP="nvram" to 91-permissions.rules. I used command addgroup nvram and add me ( user tomasso ) to nvram group. Kmilo works fine but I am not able to change brightness of my laptop in kpowersave or by using fn key on my laptop keyboard. I am in powerdev group too.