View Full Version : [ubuntu] LCD Backlight

August 11th, 2008, 11:29 AM
Whenever i run ubuntu during booting my laptop's LCD's brightness reduces to 0% and it requires me to increase it manually every time. Is there a way in which i can set the default brightness of the lcd to something like 80% whenever it loads.

August 11th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Perhaps try

echo -n 80 | sudo tee /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness
(I'm getting this command from
) This command should allow you to change the brightness of the LCD from the command-line. The "sudo tee" is to give you root power to alter the /proc/.../brightness file.

If it works, then you can make it part of your boot process by editing /etc/rc.local: Put

echo -n 80 > /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness

before the final line, "exit 0".

Also, there is a bug discussion which seems relevant:

You might pick up other solutions there if the above does not work.