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Fedora 39: Run keyboard lights script on login (or boot)

I’m a linux novice. I’ve recently install on a VM Fedora 39 Workstation. I have a CMStorm keyboard that lights up/off with the scroll lock key which doesn’t seem to work with the installation. My goal ...
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System76 Boring Backlight, how to control it?

I ever dislike the keyboards with lights, today after firmware update on my NS5x_NS7xPU the keyboard..become "with backlight". How to turn off? I have tried this command as root sh -c "...
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Control keyboard backlight via command line on IdeaPad 5 slim 16IRL8

I use arch linux and the reason I want this so bad is because my computer doesn't remember the backlight state and turns it on every boot and every time it wakes from deep sleep and I mostly don't ...
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MSI Creator's keyboard backlight doesn't work

I am a newbie at linux and I have installed Fedora 38 KDE on my laptop. It's turned out that backlight of my built-in keyboard is off although in Windows I can switch it on and off by Fn+F8. Of course ...
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Turn on keyboard backlight from multi-user.target

Is there a way to turn on the keyboard backlight from the multi-user.target environment? As X11 is not loaded, the command xset led on does not work and gives xset: unable to open display ""....
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How can I turn off the lights on my Logitech G413 SE keyboard?

I got a Logitech G413 SE keyboard. Its keys are lit when I plug it in; I want to turn that light off; but - there is no "lights off" switch on it! Damn them. Logitech has all sorts of ...
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How to turn on the keyboard backlight on a laptop?

I have on my hands an old 2011 Toshiba Qosmio X770 laptop, with CentOS Stream 8 and Windows 7 installed on it. The backlit keyboard works fine under Windows, but it remains dark under Linux. How can I ...
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How do I install Roccat Vulcan 100 keyboard driver for light effects?

Here's the driver (it is called a "driver", isn't it?) for keyboard backlight. I'm mostly interested in playing with the source code to understand something more about drivers, if possible. ...
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Awesome Doesn't Know My Brightness Ajustment Buttons

After installing Awesome (with no other GUI environments), the function keys on my laptop (for brightness especially), don't work like they do when I install KDE or GNOME. So far, the only method I've ...
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Is it ok to chmod a+w files under sys/platform in a desktop env?

I developed and maintain a keyboard backlight CLI/GUI for Linux-running Clevo laptops (https://github.com/webketje/tuxedo-backlight-control). Some of the files this CLI/GUI needs to alter are under /...
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Keyboard and mouse stay on after shutdown

I'm having an annoying issue with my PC, the keyboard and mouse stay on after shutdown and this is odd because does not happen when I use Windows or put the computer to hibernate. It's completely ...
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How to disable keyboard lights and underglow lights in Asus ROG Strix, G531GT with Linux Mint OS?

I am using a new laptop, Asus ROG Strix, G531GT-AL041T, G Core i7 9th Gen, and running Linux Mint 19.2 Tina on it. I am unable to find any option that could disable the keyboard lights and in ...
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Backlight of external keyboard with linux mint

I just bought Redgear Grimm backlight external keyboard to work with linux mint 18.3. The backlight didn't work initially and after some poking around I found /sys/class/leds/ and I am able to turn ...
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How to ensure keyboard backlight is always on (at max) at boot time?

Question How to ensure keyboard backlight is on (at max) at boot time on a Dell laptop? Rationale I sometimes hit the combination of keys which turns off the keyboard backlight at day time not ...
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Keyboard backlight on GNOME?

I have an Asus VivoBook S510U running Debian buster/sid with GNOME 3.28.2 and still using XORG. A couple of months ago I was able to use the function keys to change keyboard backlight and I was also ...
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Laptop keyboard backligt on Toshiba X775-3DV78

I have installed “Linux Mint 18.1 Serena” on my Toshiba laptop (X775-3DV78) and have been using it for a while. And I love it. I’ve always wanted to switch to Linux, from Microsoft. It is ...
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Make keyboard backlight work on a Samsung

I recently got a Samsung NP900X3N and I am trying to make the backlight work (with Linux Mint 18.1 and Kernel 4.10 on UEFI). I have read a lot about it and I am aware that there exist many pages on ...
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Enable Scrolling and right click in trackpad in Kali along with keyboard backlight

I am new to this forum and Kali as well. I have a Macbook 13 inch 2015 model, and recently I installed Kali in it. I was able to configure broadcom drivers but even after googling a lot, I don't see ...
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Backlit keyboard setting not saved upon resuming from suspend

Upon resuming my laptop from suspend, the backlit keyboard will always be on at the dimmest setting, regardless of the setting when I suspended it. I am using Mint Cinammon, version 17.1. After some ...
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Set bindings in i3 to control keyboard backlight

For my i3 window-manager settings, I am looking for a command line tool, similar to xbacklight, but to control the brightness of the leds which are in the keyboard. Basically, I can set up the leds ...
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udev rule to turn on keyboard backlight

I have a very simple generic gaming keyboard with a backlight. The, typically, universal way to engage the backlight is with xset led 3. I can confirm that this does in-fact work. Because I have two ...
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Backlight media keys work in desktop shell, but do not actually change the backlight

I purchased a laptop that shipped oem with Ubuntu15, the backlight keys worked, and the manufacturer's tools reported that all drivers are provided by the Ubuntu packages (with the exception of the ...
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Gnome 3 - custom keyboard shortcut to run command as root?

My keyboard backlight function keys don't seem to work, so I've written a script to change the keyboard brightness, which must be run as root. It is invoked like so... sudo /usr/bin/local/backlight ...
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How to control keyboard backlight using hotkeys

How can I turn increase and decrease the keyboard backlight in notebook on Linux using the same hotkeys used on Windows? In Windows I can control the keyboard backlight by pressing hotkeys (FnF9 to ...
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Keyboard backlight is very dim

I have a Samsung Series 9 running Fedora. It has a backlit keyboard but even at the maximum setting, keys are not readable. The functions keys controlling the level are working, the OSD indicator ...
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Asus G53S keyboard backlight

I have troubles enabling keyboard backlight in Asus G53SW-XR1 (2.6.39-2 kernel) with modules: $ lsmod | grep asus asus_nb_wmi 12393 0 asus_wmi 18488 1 asus_nb_wmi ...
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