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How do I turn off the keyboard backlight on my Lenovo Y70?

I'd like to turn off the keyboard backlight on my new Lenovo Y70 laptop. Is there a built-in way of doing this? Or is there a way to physically disconnect the backlighting from the power supply, if I ...
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Precise backlight control on windows

My laptop screen is too bright to look at in the dark even on minimum backlight setting. On Linux, I usually solve the problem by writing "1" (or the lowest value that does not turn backlight off ...
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CM Devastator Keyboard - Turn On Backlight, Turn OFF Scroll Lock

So I recently purchased a CM Devastator keyboard, which has a LED backlight. The catch is, that the backlight is toggled with the ScrollLock key. So you have to have ScrollLock "On" in order to have ...
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Save screen brightness between reboots

I'm running a fresh installation of Trisquel Mini 6.0.1, using LXDE for my graphical environment. Being a bit new to LXDE, I quickly found out that it does not ship with a brightness setting manager. ...
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Minimum brightness level is too low and totally turns off backlight

On my Dell Latitude E6400, the minimum brightness level seems to be set to an incorrect and way too low level; the lowest brightness setting (both via the Fn+Up/Down keys and the control ...
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Set backlight brightness on boot on a ThinkPad T440s runing on Arch

I recently bought a new Lenovo ThinkPad T440s laptop and installed Arch Linux on it. Most things worked out of the box. One minor problem, among few others, is with the backlight brightness. I can ...
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Turn on Laptop backlight without a keyboard shortcut

I recently installed the latest drivers and my screen backlight turned off. The problem is that my Fn-F7 key combination doesn't work, so I can't turn it back on. I can see my screen at night if I ...
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Display backlight error ATI driver update

I have a problem with my ATI graphics card. I have an ASUS K52JU, with Windows 7 and a ATI HD 6370M. I recently updated my drivers from 8.x to 14.4 but while they were installing, suddenly the screen ...
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Pixel Qi screen operation

I just installed Pixel Qi screen (PQ101WX01) on my Acer Aspire One D270, but I can only control dimming of the screen through OS. Dimming doesn't make it more readable in the sunlight, and going to ...
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Pixel Qi screen operation

I just installed Pixel Qi screen (PQ101WX01) on my Acer Aspire One D270, but I can only control dimming of the screen through OS. Dimming doesn't make it more readable in the sunlight, and going to ...
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How do I disable the mouse wheel backlight on a Posturite keyboard?

I recently began using a Posturite Number Slide Arch Keyboard (Model EZ-2018) on my Linux workstation. It came with few instructions; none of them dealt with keyboard function, but rather with ...
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Backlight flashes quickly and then turns off on boot (and stays off)

On an Acer Aspire 47302 the backlight is off most of the time. When any of the following things happens, the backlight flashes on briefly, changes levels a few times, then turns off. The computer ...
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Why do my network interface and powered-off backlight consume too much power in powertop?

I have an ASUS n550jv laptop. Currently, the wifi is off, the ethernet is active, and the display is completely off (using an external monitor). Yet, in powertop I see the following: The battery ...
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imac bootcamp windows 7 - program for adjusting the screen backlight

I've installed windows 7 on my imac with bootcamp and I'm searching some programs that allows me to adjuste the screen backlight (not colors and gamma).But all the programs that I found dont support ...
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Forcely Turn on laptop screen backlight

I have a laptop with hybrid graphic card. As it is a bit old (2010) the support for it totally stopped, and i can't install the official AMD graphic card drivers as it complains that for notebook they ...
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How to fix the backlight cable into its place?

I took apart my laptop and found out that if I push the cable connector down with my fingers it works fine. I tried to twist the screws as tightly as I can (without ruining them) but as I move the ...
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Backlight brightness on Mint 16 (GeForce 330M)

I have Dell Vostro 3700 with GeForce 330M and use the nouveau driver. I have Mint 16 with Cinamon. I want to be able to change backlight with keyboard shortcuts. I did some changes to kernel ...
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Back light not workng, replaced laptop LCD, next step?

My daughters laptop LCD went dark a while back, in a dark room you can see that the screen wants to work but will not. I am familiar with laptop repair, have replaced MANY screens. It seems I have ...
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Laptop screen causes eye strain on all linux distros except Ubuntu and elementary OS

I have a Lenovo g470 with Windows 8 used for games only, and a Linux Distro used for development and as my main OS. I used to have Elementary OS, it was working well, but I decided to try CrunchBang. ...
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How to know which /proc file is used to set the backlight?

How to know which /proc file is used to set the backlight ? $ ls -1F /proc/acpi/ returns : ac_adapter/ battery/ button/ event wakeup xbacklight works. I use awesomeWM with Ubuntu 12.04, on a dell ...
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Reduce laptop screen brightness below minimum in Ubuntu 13.10

My laptop configuration is Dell Inspiron 1440. I want to reduce my laptop screen brightness in Ubuntu below the minimum level that can be set using system settings. I usually set my screen brightness ...
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Automatically dim keyboard backlight if VLC is playing

Would it be possible to automatically dim (turn off) keyboard backlight if media player (namely VLC) is playing? Could it for example be coded with applescript? The use case is I've find myself only ...
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Utility for LCD Monitor Information backlight power on hour display

Does anyone know of a monitor information utility that can retrieve and display the number of hours an lcd monitor has been powered on or how many hours the monitor has on its backlight?
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Changing brightness Linux

I try to change the screen brightness on Linux Mint! The keys are showing a change, but the screen keeps at full denisity. Changing the /sys/class/backlight/apple_backlight/backlight file has also no ...
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Is there any way to adjust the backlight?

I bought an ASUS laptop, it does not have a DDC/CI screen. I found that while using it in reasonably bright light, say a cloudy day, I had difficulty seeing the screen. Is there a way to change the ...
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On linux something is changing my backlight brightness. How to know what process it is?

I'm using Linux with a 3.9 kernel (BohdiLinux, but I'm looking for a distro (or at least desktop environment) agnostic answer). Something is periodically (or on some event, perhaps) reseting the ...
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Inconsistent problems with backlight, booting, and troublesome hanging with an HP DV5 laptop (2008). Thoughts?

Main Problem: I've got an HP DV5-1125nr with a backlight that seems to work when it pleases. This started about a month ago. An image is still present on the screen and it works with an external ...
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How to make xscreensaver turn off the backlight only when explicitly locked

Is it possible to set up XScreensaver so that it would turn the LCD backlight off only when I lock the screen by hand? I thought it must be controlled by the "Quick Power-off in Blank Only Mode", but ...
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Dell XPS m1210 LCD Backlight does not want to stay on at first

I have a Dell XPS m1210 that I've been using for almost 6 years now. Recently the LCD screen back light would turn on for a few seconds, then shut off until I closed the screen and opened it up ...
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ThinkPad LCD backlight steps issue on Linux

I have a Thinkpad Edge E130, and the LCD screen's backlight has 15 hardware steps. $ cat /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness $ 15 I'm currently running Linux with LXDE as desktop ...
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Can the backlight of a screen go out, because a connection is loose?

I have a macbook and it is 5 years old. The backlight of the monitor is temperamental. I know it is the screen, because I can still see that the screen works when I look at it from an angle. So ...
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Is there a laptop where you can turn off the backlight of the screen completely? [closed]

Is there a laptop where you can turn off the backlight of the screen completely? I have a Pixel Qi tablet where you can turn off the backlight and I use that function all the time. Really saves the ...
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Sony Vaio Keyboard light never turns off

I formatted my Sony Vaio Vpc F13wfx/bc, and all components has working correctly, except for the keyboard backlight. The problem is that the keyboard light never turns off. I tried to install ...
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Screen brightness setting for reading on Ubuntu 12.04

I read a lot on my computer especially at night. Can I somehow set the screen brightness level on my laptop even lower than the Brightness menu does?
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Lower backlight brightness further on Lenovo Y570 running Windows 7

Is there any way to lower the brightness further than the minimum brightness setting? I would like to not have my retinas burned at night. If there is no solution to lowering the backlight, then is ...
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Possible to bypass laptop inverter power source - HP dv5000 inverter 7 input pins?

I've got an HP dv5000 laptop with a backlight that won't light up, (but is known to be good). I've also got an inverter board which is good, but isn't getting power from the mobo. So, my question ...
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Cause (fix?) of laptop screen flickering when moving lid?

It is a Sony Vaio NW series laptop, 2009 production. Recently the screen started turning off when you move the lid (the backlight turns off). However if you move the lid forwards slightly then it ...
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Where are the backlight connectors in my Samsung notebook?

With a Samsung Q210, 12.1" I have backlight issues. It was no surprise due to the intensity of its use, that after about 6 months and 1 week, the screen backlight started to fail intermittently. I ...
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Cannot dim backlight on Packard Bell EasyNote notebook

My Packard Bell EasyNote TS11HR notebook does not have an option for dimming the display backlight. At night, my eyes begin to hurt because of the strong light from the screen. My laptop is 2-3 ...
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where is the backlight in laptop screen, physically?

if I were to take laptop screen apart, would the backlight be a long, thin gadget along one of the edges, like maybe the bottom edge of the screen? Or is "backlight" actually a matrix of light ...
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Can I use code to change the color of my MacBook Pro keyboard backlight?

I would like to have the colors of my Macbook's keyboard backlight change either permanently or on a cycle. If this can be done in terminal, let me know. I don't want to at all ever open my computer.
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Laptop screen flashing

I've recently bought this laptop: NP305V5A-S03IT, with the new AMD A8 APU and a dedicated video card in crossfire. Anyway, from time to time (I think once or twice in an hour), the display turns ...
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Thinkpad T60 display has suddenly gone dim

I have an IBM Thinkpad T60 2007 laptop with a 14-inch 1024x768 screen. Some time ago on one occasion I turned it on, Windows booted without any problems, but in the exact moment I plugged in my webcam ...
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LED backlit monitor suitable for documents/web?

I am looking to buy a 24" monitor. Sometimes I watch movies, but mostly it will be for document editing and programming (Visual Studio). I have found a product I like, and it has an 'LED backlit' ...
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Why won't my laptop power its backlight?

I am trying to fix a p-6831fx Gateway laptop that won't power any backlights. The display started to flicker before it went out. I connected the backlight to a desktop LCD monitor to see if the bulb ...
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How can I turn my keyboard backlight on and off?

I just got my brand new Toshiba Laptop Satelite L675. In the brochure it is said that the Keyboard has a back light. How do I turn it on, and off when I don't need it?
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My screen dims unexpectedly

Let's say I'm watching a movie and all of a sudden my MacBook Pro 13 inch screen will dim. It's not getting ready to go to sleep. Some of the screen lights up and then the whole screen goes black. The ...
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Laptop backlight problem?

I have this laptop with a weird problem. The screen suddenly turned off while I was working,it didn't fix the problem by restarting it. I could still see a picture on the screen when the sun is ...
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Is this an LCD backlight failure?

When I either connect my monitor to my computer or turn it on, it will display an image from the computer for like a second, and then the screen will go black, but the monitor stays on and does not ...
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Laptop LCD backlight off after resuming from hibernate or sleep

When I put my laptop to hibernate or sleep while plugged in and I resume from hibernate or sleep on battery, the backlight is off. A faint image exists on the display, but is nearly impossible to ...