How To Install Brightness Controller On Linux Mint 15, 14, 13

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to install the Brightness Controller Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

Brightness Controller is capable of brightness management, for the display’s latop and any other monitor or projector, connected via VGA, VDI or HDMI.

To run Brightness Controller, you have to install the python-wxgtk2.8 package first. The app works with the xrandr library for X11.

$ sudo apt-get install python-wxgtk2.8

Download the Brightness Controller Zip archive:

$ wget -c
$ unzip

To run the app, do this:

$ cd Brightness-master/src/
$ sudo chmod +x
$ ./

For an easier usage, create a launcher for this app.

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21 comments on “How To Install Brightness Controller On Linux Mint 15, 14, 13
  1. Amit says:

    Thanks for featuring it 🙂 I am glad this small thing I wrote is being useful for others.

  2. ak says:

    thank you. this really worked.

  3. Nick Nelson says:

    Thankyou so much. This is the only way I have successfully controlled screen brightness.

  4. carlos says:

    hallo, how can i create a shortcut for this app, it runs in terminal
    great app

  5. Jan says:

    Thanks Amit for this helpful application you saved my life !!!!

  6. hyk says:

    oh!!! really thank you ^_^b!!

  7. Wilson Rivera says:

    thank you, excellent application

  8. rahul says:

    thanks for this ………….. Brightness

  9. elorm says:

    thanks bro

  10. Fl Ora says:

    This is great! But still not bright enough… So I asked my coder friend… Fn key + up key for hardware brightness controls :$ Ha!

  11. Rizqi says:

    Oh boy….
    I really thank for this article. It really works for my elementary OS. I spent plenty of hours just to solve this god**mn brightness issue.

    Even though Iam just a newbie, but those simple steps are really help!

    Again, thanks, Amit! 🙂
    But, anyway, how to create a shortcut for this application?

  12. Ajit Prabhu says:

    Thanks buddy! You are the best! I was cracking my brains in various forums to find a solution, and here I’ve found a perfect solution in your post.

    Cheers mate,

  13. Dani says:

    Thank you so much! It will decrease brightness below minimum, which I used to use Pangolin for in Windows! It works in Mint 16 as well 🙂

  14. a_user says:

    Thanks Amit nice coding that does the trick ! Worked on my laptop with Mint 16.

    To create a shortcut browse to the file location of the app “home/user/Brightness-master/src/” drag the app “” to your menu bar (task bar) . Launcher window will pop-up giving you the option to create a shortcut that you can name whatever you please. Than can be clicked and run as a stand-alone pop-up window , controlling the brightness.

  15. Ron says:

    Nice ! works vy good!
    Question: can you also make somthing like this for contrast/color temp control?

  16. sam says:

    Thanks for your post.
    It saves my day.I’m searching since few hours and now i got it.
    Again Thank you.

  17. Rizan Zaky says:

    great man, it really worked!!! simple an neat instructions from you, really appreciate it 🙂 thanks a lot!!!

  18. Jackson Lima says:

    Thank you very much!

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