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    Acer Aspire no back light

    I found an answer to this (Acer Aspire has no back light) but it is for Ubuntu version 10. Plus when I connected a monitor to the laptop, it worked fine but the laptop monitor itself won't work.

    I've installed Ubuntu 12.1, same situation. The laptop back light doesn't run. I have no success using the 'Fn+*< nor >*' keys to increase or decrease back light.

    I entered, Ctri, Alt, T in order to bring up the Terminal, which worked,

    then entered, gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub, which brought up grub file,

    then added/entered;
    GRUB_CMDLINELINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux"

    Now here is where I'm not sure what to do next, in the old post it said to enter this,

    sudo update-gru, They don't say where, I assumed after the paragraph of the code? then hit enter? I see a Save button at the top also on 12.1.

    So, am I correct to assume that after I make the additions to the code that I should scroll to the end of all the code, then enter the finial, sudo update-grub, then hit enter??

    I'm asking this after having made an attempt to no avail, just messed it so the monitor I connected to the laptop didn't even work.

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    Re: Acer Aspire no back light

    sudo update-grub looks like a terminal command, so I'd try entering it in terminal. Like you did with the original commands that brought up the text file for you to edit. Have you got a link to the fix that you're following...?

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    Re: Acer Aspire no back light

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay MC View Post
    sudo update-grub looks like a terminal command, so I'd try entering it in terminal. Like you did with the original commands that brought up the text file for you to edit. Have you got a link to the fix that you're following...?
    Yes, here it is, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1781055

    I'm actually using Ubuntu 12.1 from my laptop right now, but only by using the monitor I've plugged into it, the laptop top screen backlight is still defunct, I can see Ubuntu on ot if I shine a flashlight onto it.

    It's sooo close to being functional, if I can just get past this monitor thing. Also, I rebooted and went back in and do see the command changes I made are still there, as well as at the end of the paragraph is the, command, sudo update-grub, is that supposed to still be there??

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