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==Introduction==
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Actually there are many ways to adjust the backlight of laptop screen. Sometimes only some of them are available on some kinds of the laptop. This article tries to summarize all possible ways to adjust the backlight.
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==Adjustment==
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There are many ways to adjust the backlight of laptop screen, but sometimes only some of them are available on some kinds of the laptop. This article tries to summarize all possible ways to adjust the backlight.
===setpci method===
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==setpci method==
 
It is possible to set the register of the graphic card to adjust the backlight. It means you adjust the backlight by manipulating the hardware which is not a good idea. And also not all of the graphic card support this method.
 
It is possible to set the register of the graphic card to adjust the backlight. It means you adjust the backlight by manipulating the hardware which is not a good idea. And also not all of the graphic card support this method.
 
By using this method, you need "lspci" first to find out where is your graphic card.
 
By using this method, you need "lspci" first to find out where is your graphic card.
 
  setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=0
 
  setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=0
  
===ACPI method===
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==ACPI method==
 
It is possible to adjust the laptop by ACPI. But sometimes ACPI doesn't work well due to different implementation on mother board. You could use following kernel parameters in grub to adjust ACPI model.
 
It is possible to adjust the laptop by ACPI. But sometimes ACPI doesn't work well due to different implementation on mother board. You could use following kernel parameters in grub to adjust ACPI model.
 
  acpi_osi=Linux  
 
  acpi_osi=Linux  
 
  acpi_backlight=vendor
 
  acpi_backlight=vendor
  
===xbacklight method===
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==xbacklight method==
 
You also could adjust the backlight through the xorg-server command.
 
You also could adjust the backlight through the xorg-server command.
 
  xbacklight
 
  xbacklight

Revision as of 13:39, 16 May 2011

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There are many ways to adjust the backlight of laptop screen, but sometimes only some of them are available on some kinds of the laptop. This article tries to summarize all possible ways to adjust the backlight.

setpci method

It is possible to set the register of the graphic card to adjust the backlight. It means you adjust the backlight by manipulating the hardware which is not a good idea. And also not all of the graphic card support this method. By using this method, you need "lspci" first to find out where is your graphic card.

setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=0

ACPI method

It is possible to adjust the laptop by ACPI. But sometimes ACPI doesn't work well due to different implementation on mother board. You could use following kernel parameters in grub to adjust ACPI model.

acpi_osi=Linux 
acpi_backlight=vendor

xbacklight method

You also could adjust the backlight through the xorg-server command.

xbacklight