Backlight on Samsung RV520

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Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby jimmjo1987 » 03/06/2012, 13:41

Hi all,

i have a Samsung rv520 with an Geforce GT 520m.
My OS is Kubuntu 12.04 Which packets i must install to controll the brigthness value?

thanks

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby sergwy » 14/06/2012, 13:34

It feels like none. I have the same notebook and brightness control is broken after upgrade to 12.04. It worked perfectly in 11.10 though. Now I can only decrease the brighness.

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby 0052 » 14/06/2012, 17:59

You need nvidia_bl module.

Google it nvidia-bl-dkms git repo and in the downloads section, download and install nvidia_bl0.74 for ubuntu 12.04.

Problem is, samsung-tools hotkeys doesn't work! You have to echo the /sys/class/backlight/nvidia_backlight/brightness file (with a range from 0 to 127).

I hope Voria will bind the echo with the hotkeys for this laptop!

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby sergwy » 15/06/2012, 11:40

Thanks!
Is 0.74 version compatible with Precise? In Voria's post he said that this driver was incompatible with the kernels in 12.04.

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby 0052 » 15/06/2012, 11:43

Well, it's compatible with archlinux with kernel 3.4.2.. I guess it's fine. In voria's repo there is a 0.73 version and it's not compatible. 0.74 fix kernel 3.2.x compilation (ubuntu kernel)

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby sergwy » 15/06/2012, 12:06

Just installed it. It works. But the driver does not start automatically.
And I cannot control the brightness with FN+up/down buttons.

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby 0052 » 15/06/2012, 13:47

Told ya :D hotkeys doesn't work.

Try loading nvidia_bl module at boot (MODULES in rc.conf)

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby jimmjo1987 » 21/07/2012, 14:53

Hi,

iam already there :)

I have now a clean installation of 12.04. But what should i exactly do to get the brightness work on my samsung rv520 ?

Thanks for reply

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby 0052 » 22/07/2012, 17:05

https://github.com/guillaumezin/nvidiabl/downloads

Install the latest .deb

I don't know if the new version let the fn keys work...(I had a problem with the monitor standby with 0.73 version and uninstalled).

To change the brightness manually just do:

echo XX > /sys/class/backlight/nvidia_backlight/brightness

XX -> from 0(min) to 128(max)

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby jimmjo1987 » 23/07/2012, 13:52

Hi,

i have installed the deb packet. But when i try to change the brightness over the terminal, i get an error message
becaue the folder / file nvidia Backlight didnt exsist.

Have yout a idea?

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby jimmjo1987 » 24/07/2012, 12:01

re,
i came a step forward! now i can change the brightness with you console command. But the maximum brightness i can adjust is nit very maximum ;) can i change the maximum an minimum values?
Because when i want to set it for example on 100 The display is in my opinion on 15 oder 20 %.


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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby sergwy » 01/08/2012, 12:26

You neet to load the module nvidiabl with an option max_brightness = 10000

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Re: Backlight on Samsung RV520

Postby nikkoo » 20/09/2012, 3:40

thanks for your help!


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