Install Brightness Indicator on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 15/14/13 via PPA

Hello Ubuntu and Linux Mint enthusiasts.

Because the brightness controls don’t work by default, I will show you how to install a Brightness Indicator for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

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This is what you have to do for installing the Brightness Indicator:

Add the repo:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-brightness/ppa

Update the repo index:
$ sudo apt-get update

Install indicator-brightness:
$ sudo apt-get install indicator-brightness

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3 comments on “Install Brightness Indicator on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 15/14/13 via PPA
  1. Akshay says:

    i have downloaded it . i am running linux mint 14 nadia and it is showing that no backlights were found on your system … could you please help me about it

  2. Robert Foran says:

    Awesome, thanks. I had issues with my screen being very dim and virtually unreadable. after installing this applet I was able to adjust the screen brightness to a readable level. Thank you again.

  3. Arthur says:

    I have also downloaded this application.
    Same problem as Akshay above: “No backlights found in your system”.
    Any idea?

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