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Author Topic: Screen Brightness For Toughbook  (Read 28711 times)


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Re: Screen Brightness For Toughbook
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2008, 08:34:03 am »

'dad, the command seems to not work:

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user:$ dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.Hal" "/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_backlight" "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.LaptopPanel.GetBrightness"
Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
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Re: Screen Brightness For Toughbook
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2008, 09:27:41 am »

I'm not surprised that it didn't work for you. But thanks for trying. I Googled all the keywords I could think of with your model of laptop.  This thread came up most of the time.  :-\

Even saw your laptop in a few linux charts.  Doesn't look good.

BUT...  you still have xbacklight you can use though.  In many ways I like it better.  You have a ton of ways to make your adjustments. You can adjust by 1% increments if you wish.  Which is cool, or even set it to do a fade to whatever brightness you wish, and the duration of it as well. Just figure out what keys you want to use and map them with your desktop/wm. Or as mentioned, xbindkeys.
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