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Cannot adjust screen brightness in Lenovo T530 in Fedora 23

asked 2015-10-11 19:48:02 -0500

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updated 2015-10-12 20:16:37 -0500

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I am using ThinkPad Lenovo T530 laptop and I am on Fedora 23 beta. I cannot adjust my screen brightness with the shortcut keys. I tried several options like appending acpi_backlight=vendor to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX but didn't work. Automatic brightness adjustment that comes with GNOME 3.18 is also not working (I am not sure whether my laptop has a light sensor).

Any help to get this fixed is highly appreciated, the brightness is so high that it hurts eyes when working for hours.

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answered 2015-10-12 01:47:55 -0500

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For me this was not working either, on nvidia binary blobs, what you can try is to install xbacklight, then to dim the screen: xbacklight -set 40 (replace 40 with the level of brightness that suits you). Hope this helps.

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Thanks a lot, it worked !

callkalpa gravatar imagecallkalpa ( 2015-10-13 04:29:49 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-01-15 17:07:01 -0500

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I have a T410s with intel and nvidia VGA. I have set the nvidia cart in bios as the main graphics card. After installing the proprietary driver for it the brightness functions stopped working.

I use Fedora 23, KDE plasma, nvidia driver 340.96.

My solution:

  • Edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • Find the Section "Device" Added two lines at the end of the section:
  • Option "NoLogo" "true"
  • Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"

Not sure if this is the "correct" solution but the Fn+HOME / END keys are working and the KDE slider works as well.

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