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How to control brightness in fedora?

asked 2013-04-03 11:06:16 -0500

yokks gravatar image

updated 2013-06-05 23:04:53 -0500

hi open source engineers,

there is no proper solution for controlling brightness for many laptops running fedora OS. do you have any common solution or we have to just uninstall the OS itself.

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answered 2013-04-04 10:32:48 -0500

ThomasMcA gravatar image

updated 2013-04-05 09:26:22 -0500

Try this:

sudo yum install xbacklight
xbacklight -set 90

Edit: It is possible to resolve this issue in Fedora 15 by adding acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux kernel options in the grub.conf. F16 and F17 may not have a workaround. See bug 753012 for more info.

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its not working!!!

python gravatar imagepython ( 2013-04-04 15:00:16 -0500 )edit

Are there any errors in /var/log/messages when you try?

ThomasMcA gravatar imageThomasMcA ( 2013-04-04 15:09:05 -0500 )edit

no there are no errors..there is no effect on brightness after using the above command also..

python gravatar imagepython ( 2013-04-04 21:51:26 -0500 )edit

Which desktop are your using? Gnome, KDE, XFCE, etc.

ThomasMcA gravatar imageThomasMcA ( 2013-04-04 21:56:59 -0500 )edit

This bug has been round since Fedora15. The worst variant is when the backlight is turned completely off during kernel loading and you never see a login screen let alone a desktop.

Peter Scott gravatar imagePeter Scott ( 2013-04-05 06:59:05 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-04-11 14:07:59 -0500

fedorabawks gravatar image

xfce4-power-manager is another.

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answered 2017-08-09 23:32:36 -0500

sankalpgupta gravatar image

you can install an extension from dim desktop 70. It doesn't allow you to set brightness to any level but you can dim your screen down.

It works on both Desktops and Laptops.

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