Samsung NB30 Netbook - Brightness problem

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Re: Samsung NB30 Netbook - Brightness problem

Post by voria »

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Re: Samsung NB30 Netbook - Brightness problem

Post by samo615 »

This worked for me for a while.. I did a full update/upgrade last night.. FAIL.. back to where I started. The brightness bar moves but no effect.
rogerrushworth wrote:After
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:voria/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get purge samsung-backlight-*
sudo apt-get install samsung-backlight
sudo reboot

Using kernel 2.6.31-20-generic, the FN-UP and FN-DOWN keys adjust the brightness as expected.
Thanks very much!

Unfortunately, I also have an option, the default, for kernel 2.6.32-21-generic and using this, the brightness keys do not work and also wireless is inoperable. Is this a known problem?
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Re: Samsung NB30 Netbook - Brightness problem

Post by TheOldMan »

Unfortunately after a System Update on my Samsung NB-30 (touchscreen) everything went back to the original mess:

- backlight management is not working anymore
- wireless is not working anymore
- FN keys not working anymore
- touchscreen working though

The original fixing methods, such as installing Samsung-tools from the Voria PPA repository seem not to be working anymore.

Very frustrating indeed.


Samsung NB30 (Touchscreen) ITA
Ubuntu Release 10.10 (maverick)
Kernel Linux 2.6.35-24-generic
GNOME 2.32.0
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Re: Samsung NB30 Netbook - Brightness problem

Post by mosaster »

Thank you VoRia for your work. There is usually no reliable HowTo matching certain equipment, but you did a good instruction. Keep updating!

However, the backlight scroll does not work for my Samsung NB30. Actually keys are working but nothing happens. Hope this problem shall be solved soon.
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Re: Samsung NB30 Netbook - Brightness problem

Post by david »

I know this thread is over a year old but was wondering if there were any new developments.

I have the power-up problem on my NB30, the brightness is low if I power-up on battery, it is fine on AC.

The Fn keys do not appear to respond, so no adjustments available there.

I am using Puppy Linux dpup Exprimo v5x15

Kernel 2.6.39

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