View Full Version : How do I turn up the brightness on my laptop?

April 22nd, 2008, 06:21 AM
In Windows XP, it is Fn-F7. Can't figure out how to do it with Ubuntu.

Using a Toshiba Satellite A60, if that makes a difference.

- Alaska Jack

April 22nd, 2008, 06:32 AM
Are you talking hot keys, or in general?
Brightness adjustment can be found in Power Management (System). It should be noted that laptop brightness is a bit buggy. For example, is your laptop dark when plugged in or on battery?

I have a Gateway MX6958 and I could never get the bright/dim adjustment to work....it was either 100% bright or black black black. I had to tweak it so that it didn't dim when on battery power.

May 6th, 2008, 12:36 AM
I found installing the applet to the pannel and controlling it from there was the easiest way.

May 6th, 2008, 01:54 PM
any luck controlling brightness?

May 18th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Here is solution.

Control your laptop brightness using keyboard shortcuts (http://ubuntu-snippets.blogspot.com/2008/05/control-your-laptop-brightness-using.html)