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#1 2012-12-18 05:17:53

ghostofpacman
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Registered: 2012-12-15
Posts: 7

Xbacklight doesn't work, backlight, adjusting brightness

I have been unable to change the brightness of my laptop screen. I tried using xbacklight but it had no effect. When I entered
xbacklight -dec 40
into the terminal, I didn't receive an error, but saw no change in brightness. What are some other ways I can change my brightness?

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#2 2012-12-18 05:23:10

bgc1954
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Registered: 2006-03-14
Posts: 1,119

Re: Xbacklight doesn't work, backlight, adjusting brightness

Are you sure you have the xorg-xbacklight pkg installed.  It works here.

Last edited by bgc1954 (2012-12-18 05:24:12)


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#3 2012-12-18 07:03:28

rejuvyesh
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Registered: 2012-12-01
Posts: 1

Re: Xbacklight doesn't work, backlight, adjusting brightness

Yeah, it doesn't work for me either. Look into your

/sys/class/backlight

There might be more than one folder like acpi_video0, intel_backlight etc.
xbacklight tries changing backlight via acpi_video0. But by manually checking the files inside and echoing different values I found the intel_backlight was the right one for me. So I am using this excellent program Light . It automatically selects the right driver.

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#4 2013-02-02 13:16:26

dront78
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From: Moscow
Registered: 2010-11-24
Posts: 38

Re: Xbacklight doesn't work, backlight, adjusting brightness

xbacklight not working for mee
however changing backlight works under root by echo /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness

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