View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problems with backlight Samsung

November 22nd, 2010, 06:04 PM
I have now installed ubuntu 10.10 onto an external HDD and using it on my Samsung R580 laptop.

I am currently having issues with the LED backlight control. Initially on startup the LED is on full brightness which I want to avoid as it tires the components out quickly so I click on system > preferences > power management and try to adjust the slider and all of a sudden the backlight is on it's dimmest setting and cannot be adjusted.

I have tried installing samsung tools and samsung backlight however neither have worked. I would rather not install proprietary drivers as I would like the installation to be portable and installing the drivers prevents that.

The GPU is a Nvidia 310m.

I hope somebody can help me with this. :D

November 26th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Hi I also have the same problem on my samsung r528