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#1 2013-01-19 00:22:35

somedude9
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Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 9

Brightness control on Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454 does not work

Hey.. it's me again.

This time I'm having problems with controlling my laptop's screen brightness.

What I have tried:
- Brightness fn keys
- Enlightenment17 widget
- xbacklight
- Editing the ACPI files in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0 and /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video1 (dual graphics)
- Booting with acpi_osi=Linux and acpi_backlight=vendor/legacy
- setpci

I'm at a loss as to what to try next, and my eyes are in pain. Is there at least a way to change the color temp with the open source ati drivers?

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#2 2013-01-19 03:41:18

milo64
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Re: Brightness control on Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454 does not work

by "Editing the ACPI files in ..." did you try:
echo N > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
where N is the number ranging from 0 to 7?

Also, please reply with output of the 'lspci -vv' command.


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#3 2013-01-19 19:58:11

somedude9
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Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 9

Re: Brightness control on Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454 does not work

milo64 wrote:

echo N > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
where N is the number ranging from 0 to 7?

Yes, I tried this, as well as

echo N | tee  /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness

I even looked inside another file, called actual_brightness, and it changed every time I changed the brightness file.

Here is my lspci -vv:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Complex
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 32

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device 9903 (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0697
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 47
	Region 0: Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	Region 1: I/O ports at 5000 [size=256]
	Region 2: Memory at f0500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
	Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: radeon

00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 46
	Region 0: Memory at f0544000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
	Memory behind bridge: f0400000-f04fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000e0000000-00000000efffffff
	Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
		PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
	Memory behind bridge: f0300000-f03fffff
	Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
		PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
	Memory behind bridge: f0200000-f02fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0600000-00000000f06fffff
	Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
		PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
	Memory behind bridge: f0100000-f01fffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0000000-00000000f00fffff
	Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
		PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
	Region 0: Memory at f0548000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 40
	Region 0: I/O ports at 5118 [size=8]
	Region 1: I/O ports at 5124 [size=4]
	Region 2: I/O ports at 5110 [size=8]
	Region 3: I/O ports at 5120 [size=4]
	Region 4: I/O ports at 5100 [size=16]
	Region 5: Memory at f054e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
	Region 0: Memory at f054d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 17
	Region 0: Memory at f054c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
	Region 0: Memory at f054b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 17
	Region 0: Memory at f054a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 14)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=slow >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
	Region 0: Memory at f0540000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH PCI Bridge (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 64
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=08, subordinate=08, sec-latency=64
	Secondary status: 66MHz- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR- <PERR-
	BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
		PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 0
	Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 1
	Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 2
	Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 3
	Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: k10temp

00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 4
	Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 5
	Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0697
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 48
	Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	Region 2: Memory at f0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
	Region 4: I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
	Expansion ROM at f0420000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: radeon

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
	Region 0: Memory at f0300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
	Region 2: I/O ports at 3000 [size=128]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: atl1c

03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device e052
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
	Region 0: Memory at f0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
	Expansion ROM at f0600000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k

04:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0696
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
	Region 0: Memory at f0101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Expansion ROM at f0000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: rts_pstor

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#4 2013-01-19 20:09:36

grobar87
Member
From: Македонија
Registered: 2010-08-25
Posts: 164

Re: Brightness control on Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454 does not work

Hi,
I have Acer Aspire V5-571 ultrabook and i had the same problem with brightness control.I installed acpi and acpid packages and edit handler.sh file in /etc/acpi.
Add this to the end of the handler.sh file:

# vim:set ts=4 sw=4 ft=sh et:
BRIGHTNESS_FILE="/sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness"

case "$1" in
    video/brightnessdown)
        brightness=`cat $BRIGHTNESS_FILE`
        brightness=`expr $brightness - 75`
        echo $brightness > $BRIGHTNESS_FILE
    ;;

    video/brightnessup)
        brightness=`cat $BRIGHTNESS_FILE`
        brightness=`expr $brightness + 75`
        echo $brightness > $BRIGHTNESS_FILE

esac

Then restart.
Thanks and sorry for the bad english...


And... here... we... go!

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#5 2013-01-19 21:34:11

somedude9
Member
Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 9

Re: Brightness control on Acer Aspire V3-551G-8454 does not work

After trying what Grobar87 suggested, my brightness keys do change the value in /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness, but the brightness of the actual display stil remains unchanged..

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