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Feb 04, 2013

E135 backlight

Disclaimer: this article is rather old, and does not reflect linux' current state of brightness on the Thinkpad E135

first, it was fixed on maximum. no tool could change it, /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness could be written to and changed, but the backlight didn't. Tried the solutions in1, excluding those which would just echo to above /sys/... file, until I found out Kernel parameter acpi_backlight=vendor did the trick.

Now /sys/class/backlight no longer contained an acpi_video0 directory, but a thinkpad_screen directory, that has the same brightness files, which change on using the Fn keys for brightness change.

If I write to them their content changes, but not the backlight, but at least the Fn key combos work.