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Old 04-14-2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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Change brightness with Fn keys


Hi!

I have a sony vaio tx2 laptop. I have some trouble trying to fix the FN-keys for adjusting the brightness on it.

I have tried to follow the advices on this homepage.
I have loaded sonpi and sony_acpi as modules. I have installed spicctrl and sonypid.

To start I can't change the brightness with spicctrl. I i run for example
Code:
spicctrl --setbrightness=255
and then
Code:
spicctrl -B
I will get 255 as output but the brightness on the script won't change.
Then when I have started sonypid and press for example FN+5 I will get the output:
Quote:
Event: Fn-F5 Pressed
Event: Event unknown!
With
Code:
echo X > /proc/acpi/sony/brightness
I can change the brightness...

Does anyone know how to solve this?
 
Old 04-15-2007, 03:37 AM   #2
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Try this link : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...29#post2672229
 
Old 04-15-2007, 03:56 AM   #3
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