Screen brightness control function keys not working.
I bought me a new sony viao vgn-n320e laptop.
I have almost everything working beautifully and have just a few issues.
One issue is that under vista,function+alt+f4 or f5 would control the screen brightness
and under slackware 12.0, the keys simply don't work.I wondered is there some module
or driver I need to install to get this working? Or is there some script that could control
the voltage of the screen and let me control the brightness? Also the function keys for
the volume don't work.I can control the volume through alsamixer, but would like to control
it through the function keys.Or I could just add shortcuts from alsamixer onto the keys?
So I am screwed with getting brightness control?
I think there has to be a fix because I believe that there are other laptops that have this issue.
One thing I know that under windows, there is a utility you need to install to use the function
keys to control the brightness,volume, and whatever other function options it has. Maybe I should
download the windows utility and try to install it through wine? I wish I could fix this, because
at night you really need to lower the brightness down!
there is a program on this site
Maybe it's possible to get it working.
I found this http://popies.net/sonypi/
Then it said,
could adjust the brightness level, etc.
After that, I ran spicctrl which gave me these options.
with the kernel since the 2.4.7 kernel. If you guys or gals! could help me
on how to get the /dev/sonypi it would be great because this looks like
my only chance at being about to control the brightness.
did you insert the module?
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