How to change screen brightness manually

Asked by Gib O'Connor on 2012-02-09

using a " Packard Bell EASYNOTE TK36 " laptop with whic i normaly use the (fn +F11-dark or F12-light) to change the contrast of my screen Dark/bright. This function is no longer available in ubuntu. Im stuck with a very irritating and eye hurting bright screen. Is there an APP to be able to fix this with ubuntu ?
Many thanks in advance for your Help/answer(s)
Gib :)

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José Antonio Rey (jose) said : #1

Assuming you are using 11.10, you can click the System Settings icon in the Unity Launcher, and then go into Screen. There, you are able to change the brightness.

Gib O'Connor (giboconnor-3) said : #2

Hi Jose, im using 10.10 and don't have the unity launcher. today im gonna upgrade to 11.04 and hope it is there. Thanks for the info m8 :) I let you know if i could fix it yes or no :)

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Subject: Re: [Question #187348]: DARK / LIGHT

Your question #187348 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/187348

    Status: Open => Answered

José Antonio Rey proposed the following answer:
Assuming you are using 11.10, you can click the System Settings icon in
the Unity Launcher, and then go into Screen. There, you are able to
change the brightness.

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Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) said : #3

When you have runned the upgrade to 11.04 it makes much sense you also do the upgrade to 11.10.

More hardware support build in there, more stable, more recent bugfixes.

When you are finished, please set this here to solved.

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By the way, when I remember correct you have also the ability to get in Ubuntu10.10 to system settings and doing monitor adjustments.

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