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Old 12-29-2005, 01:40 AM   #1
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Adjust Brightness

Is there a command-line utility i can use to adjust the brightness or contrast of my X display?
Old 12-29-2005, 07:03 AM   #2
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You could take a look at xgamma, which you will have to run from a terminal or console:

man xgamma
Old 12-29-2005, 11:08 AM   #3
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xgamma can help slightly, but if your monitor is too bright or too dim you should be able to control it via the buttons on the front of the monitor or if it's a laptop there should be a function key that does it.
Old 10-31-2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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All my settings are maxed out for both MPlayer and monitor controls and video is playing too dark in MPlayer in Damn Small Linux 3.0.1.
Old 10-31-2006, 09:56 PM   #5
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did xgamma work for you guys? I had a similar problem a long time ago and this worked for me, I found no other solutions than replacing my monitor which I eventually did. Just put xgamma -gamma 1.0(1.0 is default change high for higher brightness obviously).
Old 10-31-2006, 10:43 PM   #6
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Bash command not found for xgamma. It is not installed on dsl. I wonder if it's even possible to get it installed on DSL. I'm having too many problems. I may try using DSL-n instead. I will keep trying many things and hopefully something will work.


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