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Now I installed Debian 7 with kernel 3.2 on my Toshiba Satellite U945 S4390.
It has backlight support and works when I boot my laptop but doesnt in Linux. after some research i found out that i need to upgrade my kernel to at least 3.9.
Seeing that 3.11 is the latest stable, I decided to compile and install it. Afterwards, when i start the "3.11 version" of debian, all my function keys dont work any more, the brightness of my screen is stuck to the darkest setting and as far as i know, the backlight is proportionate the screen and if i push fn+z (which is my backlight shortcut) the Icon pops up but the screen doesn't illuminate
I don't think you're going to find a 3.9 kernel is Debian's stable release. It seems to go only as far as 3.2 in Wheezy. Is there any reason not to use Debian Testing (aka Jessie)? It's going to be a lot easier than trying to compile the kernel. You get a 3.10 kernel with Jessie and if you really want a 3.11 kernel you can do some apt-pinning and get it from Experimental.
Installing a Kernel from Backports was super simple, but it didn't help me either... thanks anyways
when i reboot i get an error saying virtualbox kernel enhancements can't bla bla (doesn't stay on screen long enough)[but i don't get this error when i'm booting into my 3.2 image]
thanks, tried installing the package but i'm running the 64bit version of Debian and it doesnt like that package (haven't tried the Sourceforge version though)
Can't remember the specific article i read, but here's one http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/...ux-kernel-news
thanks, the command does work and concerning my FN keys, i guess i have to switch them arround, haven't tried it yet.
Interesting is that some keys work (f9 volume down, f10 volume up) and some dont (f2 brings up power settings menu, f3 puts my computer to sleep)
And the keyboard backlight ~doesnt~ illuminate according to screen brightness, it doesnt illuminate at all xD (when i press the button the icon pops up but i cant make it brighter / dimmer [i'm guessing because my backlight only has the on/off settings, at least in Windows])