Ubuntu – How to light up back-lit keyboard


I recently got a backlit keyboard, and I LOVE to write late at night.

But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to light it up…It lights up when first plugged in, but nothing happens after that….

It is an 'XtremeIT' keyboard. There is a video of someone on Ubuntu who managed to activate it…

Best Answer

Did you try the script the YouTube poster suggested in his own comments?

Basically use xset to toggle the state of the led backlight.

if [ -f /tmp/keyboard_light ]; then
  xset -led 3 && rm /tmp/keyboard_light
  xset led 3 && touch /tmp/keyboard_light
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