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ok, tried that and also acpi_backlight=Linux which was suggested in the thread you linked. both did nothing Also checked that google search. I believe those are all about the function ...
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    ok, tried that and also acpi_backlight=Linux which was suggested in the thread you linked. both did nothing
    Also checked that google search. I believe those are all about the function keys not changing the brightness. in this situation the function keys will change the brightness once the monitor is "woken up"

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    Dang. I'm about out of ideas here. Best I can think of is use a text based installer, if available and see if that helps.
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    well, PCLINUXOS is installed (I used the external monitor) and I can use the laptop if I leave it set after I boot it up then touch a button (to wake up the screen), it is just annoying as hell.

    looking at some console commands right now to see if I can't make a startup script that can kick the backlight on when the system finishes booting


    EDIT: I might have something.
    I tried many different commands before coming across this
    Code:
    vbetool dpms on
    Now, that didn't work and for sh!ts and giggles I used
    Code:
    vbetool dpms off
    So at this point I was stareing at two blank screens instead of one. blindly I typed
    Code:
    vbetool dpms on
    again and both screens came on!
    So now all I got to do is create a script that will run at boot that executes these two commands:
    Code:
    vbetool dpms off
    vbetool dpms on
    I know how to make the script run when I log in but unsure how to make it run before. gonna have to go back to the googles
    Last edited by TheAlmightyOS; 10-05-2012 at 03:39 AM.

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