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HOWTO: Adjust your monitor backlight from command line in Linux

This is a simple tips to adjust the monitor backlight from command line in linux. This is very useful in portable devices like Laptop and Netbooks to conserve power.

Here I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Beta. You need xbacklight command to control the backlight.

How to install xbacklight?

$ sudo apt-get install xbacklight

How to use xbacklight?

To set maximum brightness: $ xbacklight -set 100

To set 60% brightness: $ xbacklight -set 60

To set lowest brightness: $ xbacklight -set 0


4 comments for “HOWTO: Adjust your monitor backlight from command line in Linux

  1. todStoychev
    November 9, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Not working in Kali 1.0.5. Same for the Mint 15.

  2. Notincnom
    March 6, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    It is not working for me under 12.04

  3. March 2, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Great Article…..Thanks for give info

  4. Bro
    October 11, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Cool article bro.

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