patnaik7 wrote: saihenjin wrote: m4daredsun wrote:
Same problem on my T130 with Linux Mint 9, 10 and Ubuntu 10.10 desktop (32 and 64 bit).
The only way I've found so far to dim the brightness is to open a terminal and type
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sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=90
The last number can be anything between 0 and FF (hex: 0 ... 99 ... FF). If you type exactly the above line, you should reduce the brightness from the max value FF to 90.
Not very practical
, but at least it does something...
I'm not the fellow who made the thread but this right here has been the only action to set the backlight on my laptop so far! Thanks. Is there any way I can make keyboard shortcuts for various values on that command?
That one terminal line of yours saved my eyes...seriously....thanks a ton for that. Someone please help in creation of a hack thats more intuitive for newbies.
To make life more easier, you can copy paste that line into a text editor like gedit and save the plain text file with a name .e.g. brightness
Open terminal in that directory and run chmod that enables you to execute the script
Then in terminal you can type ./<<scriptname>> in this case ./brightness to run it. Remember to set a brightness value in the line code, 30 works for me.
So, every time you login you can just open terminal and run the script using ./
A tutorial on creating the script can be found at: http://www.linfo.org/create_shell_1.html
You can also have that script run automatically on startup.