does the backlight on the keyboard work when installing linux on a laptop? or is there some application in windows (or mac) that is needed to get it to work? is it just hardware wired so it will work when installing bodhi?
backlit keyboard and linux
Posted 26 December 2017 - 03:50 PM
Not fully proven on my end, but in the case of office laptops I am supporting, the backlights on some keyboards e.g. Acer laptops come on the moment the power button is pushed. From how the questions above posed, my approximate take is that there could be some laptops which have backlights that cannot be functional when a third party OS is instead, but what I observe is that operating system e.g. software control or hardware driver is not always required in turning on laptop keyboard backlights. It's more of an electronics issue instead of software programming, just a guess.
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Posted 26 December 2017 - 04:11 PM
thanks - but that is what ia am guessing and asking. I would love if it would work if i bought one with the lit keys.
Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:33 AM
I don't have this issue so might not work/applicable to you.
fitst check if you have vbetool installed
$ apt search vbetool
If you have,
$ vbetool dpms on
If it is not vbetool... try adding
to the kernel parameter of your grub linux line.
ps: I cannot go further if this doesn't work.
Others have to help.
 - one of these .... I just used 'video'; try each one.
acpi_backlight=video acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_backlight=native
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 10:58 AM
Thanks - i follow part of it. i also did not get the laptop yet. that is why i am asking before i go any further.
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