BrightnessCtl
System Software
Score 66%
Description:

This small applet allows you to control backlight of your notebook using sysfs interface. Currently tested on acpi4asus but can work on anything that implements sysfs backlight class
Last changelog:

10 years ago

0.2: added sudo support to chmod o+rw brightness
0.1: initial release

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farcaller

10 years ago

If you know any porgrammable way to control your notebook's brightness - tell me and I'll add support for it into BrightnessCtl. The most unified way to do so is kernel lcd backlight interface, but it seems that it is supported only by acpi4asus.

Regarding kicker crash: BrightnessCtl tries to unregister the handher that does not even exist so you have kicker crashing. I've solved this in next version but for now it's useless to upload it - this one works for /sys/class/backlight and doesn't work with anything else

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Divilinux

10 years ago

i have the same error on ausus A6j..:(
control blocked and kicker crash when remove

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farcaller

10 years ago

do you have the latest version of acpi4asus? not the asus_acpi but asus_laptop module. Also make sure you have backlight controls enabled in your kernel config (somewhere in the framebuffer config)

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brazzmonkey

10 years ago

yup, same problem here on an ACER laptop

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andreyu

10 years ago

Unfortunately this did not work on Toshiba Satellite a100-906. Slider on Kicker stay on top and not movable.

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brazzmonkey

10 years ago

i'm getting error trying to extract your archive.

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brazzmonkey

10 years ago

sorry, it extracts fine via command line.
but it doesn't seem to work on my computer, moreover closing removing brightnessctl from panel makes kicker crash.

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farcaller

10 years ago

what kde version do you have? also show output of ls -lR /sys/class/backlight

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brazzmonkey

10 years ago

sorry for the late reply.
i use kde 3.5.6 (kubuntu feisty).

$ ls -lR /sys/class/backlight
/sys/class/backlight:
total 0

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10 years ago

0.2: added sudo support to chmod o+rw brightness
0.1: initial release

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