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angelbeast
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keyboard back light help

Post by angelbeast » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:56 am

I need some serious help before my cat has to find a new home...She was walking on the keyboard and now for the life of me, i can't get the keyboard backlight to work. The lighting in my apt is poor so without the backlight i can't see the keys. I'm running the latest version of mint kde on a razer blade pro...Please help!
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Re: keyboard back light help

Post by angelbeast » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:51 pm

I just upgraded with a fresh install of Tara Cinnamon hoping that would help. But no luck. Can someone tell me how to check the keyboard backlight settings or something, please?
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Re: keyboard back light help

Post by Lord Boltar » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 am

Have you checked your bios settings see if it is turned off there

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Re: keyboard back light help

Post by angelbeast » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:37 pm

Lord Boltar wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 am
Have you checked your bios settings see if it is turned off there
Hi! Thanks for replying...I did look in the bios a little but i'm not sure where that setting would be and i'm a little nervous to poke around in there too much...
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Re: keyboard back light help

Post by catweazel » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:32 pm

angelbeast wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Lord Boltar wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 am
Have you checked your bios settings see if it is turned off there
Hi! Thanks for replying...I did look in the bios a little but i'm not sure where that setting would be and i'm a little nervous to poke around in there too much...
Read the owner's manual and find the key combination to turn the backlight on. This will be a function of your machine, not Linux Mint.
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Re: keyboard back light help

Post by addysmith97 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:18 am

I think you should try to update the ATK package and Smart Gesture drivers and see if this resolves the problem. Also firstly you have to update the ATK package before the Smart Gesture drivers.

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Re: keyboard back light help

Post by catweazel » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:32 am

addysmith97 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:18 am
I think you should try to update the ATK package and Smart Gesture drivers and see if this resolves the problem.
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Re: keyboard back light help

Post by Lord Boltar » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:21 am

it is probably a key combination like fn + F10 key to turn on or off

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