Fix Laptop Brightness Slider in Linux Mint 17.3

Discussion in 'Linux' started by Antilope, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

    Sep 15, 2015
    #1 Antilope, Jan 6, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    The screen brightness slider in the Power Manager applet of Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' Cinnamon didn't adjust the screen brightness on my Dell Inspiron 17r 5737 laptop. The laptop uses Intel HD 4000 graphics.

    I was able to get the screen brightness slider and the f4 & f5 keyboard screen brightness adjustments to work by creating the following script. This solution should work for other laptops that use Intel HD 4000 graphics.

    Using a text editor, create a file with the following script:
    (You will have to perform the following functions as root.)

    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
        Driver      "intel"
        Option      "AccelMethod"     "sna"
        Option      "Backlight"       "intel_backlight" # use your backlight that works  here
        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
    Give the file this name:

    Save the file in the following folder:

    Log out and back in or restart Linux.

    The screen brightness slider in the Power Manager applet should now work.
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