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[solved] monitor brightness software control
« on: December 28, 2016, 08:09:21 am »
Hello there,

I have two dysfunctional buttons (tried cleaning them to no avail) on the monitor, one of them being the (-) key and can't reduce brightness (which is maxed out). I found a package in peppermint 7 in the synaptic package manager called (if I remember correctly) ddc that wasn't a success (maybe because I used a VGA analog cable). Now I have the same monitor plugged in with a DVI cable but on a peppermint 6 machine and can't find the package! is there a repo I need to add?

Alternatively, do you know about any utility that will help me lower brightness?
VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] (rev a1)

thanks!
« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 02:02:35 am by hofy »

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Re: monitor brightness software control
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 08:35:20 am »
Hi Hofy,

A quick search for "Brightness" and you would have found this tutorial and other tips to achieve what you are asking.

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,3668.0.html

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Re: monitor brightness software control
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 08:43:09 am »
Hey Zeb,
thanks! I'm sorry for not doing the search properly, only searched for "monitor brightness".

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Re: monitor brightness software control
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 08:57:02 am »
Hi Hofy,

Try to keep searches simple and if you don't find what you are looking for change the wording.  I usually find that helps.

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edit :btw the tutorial I linked is no4 in the list if you search "monitor brightness"
« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 09:09:36 am by zebedeeboss »
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Re: monitor brightness software control
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 09:20:56 am »
Alternately ...

If you're using nVidia drivers, you should be able to control the 'brightness' via the 'Digital Vibrance' option, in the  'nVidia X Server Settings'.





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Re: monitor brightness software control
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 09:46:10 am »
Alternately ...

If you're using nVidia drivers, you should be able to control the 'brightness' via the 'Digital Vibrance' option, in the  'nVidia X Server Settings'.




Use the Colour Correction tab instead.  It has better controls for Brightness / Contrast /Gamma

The nice thing about my tutorial is it is graphics card neutral :)
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Re: monitor brightness software control
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 11:22:57 am »
The nice thing about my tutorial is it is graphics card neutral :)

Yes, a great tute !

Not every nVidia chipset user is running nVidia drivers.  And, I wouldn't be either, if my card didn't require them.

Hopefully, Nouveau drivers will catch-up ...