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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:37 am    Post subject: Keyboard brightness keys not working Reply with quote

I have installed Gentoo with both the Xfce and MATE desktop environments installed. Neither desktop allows the use of the keyboard brightness keys on my laptop. I am using acpilight and have followed the ACPI guide on the wiki for configuring the kernel. I am also using a custom kernel rather than genkernel. I did notice that showkey returns no values for my brightness keys, but it works fine for everything else. Also strangely, the xbacklight command works, but I don't have xbacklight installed. I am running on an Intel 4th gen processor with the VIDEO_CARDS make.conf flag set to intel i965. Is there a way to configure my keyboard to work? Using tools like xmodmap or setting a script to be run with keyboard press has been totally ineffective; they simply do not work. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried booting your laptop with a different distribution (Live USB, for instance) to check if it actually works?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are posting with this topic twice, mark the other one as solved and leave this one open?
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