PPA description

PPA with sysvinit script for saving and restoring backlight levels of screen and keyboard on laptops for fixing corresponding bug in Ubuntu ( ).

Works on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Packages from this PPA are not needed for 16.04 LTS and newer releases!

* My script does not work on Ubuntu 14.10 and newer releases. Ubuntu 15.04 and newer have systemd services for saving and restoring backlight levels of screen and keyboard.

Known issues:
* Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty LTS) with kernel and xserver from 14.10 (Utopic) is not compatible with this script. Please use kernel and xserver from 14.04.
* Brightness resets to maximum on login to MATE session (may be related to

Total downloads for 4 years (2019-04-22):
* Precise Pangolin LTS 12.04 = 207
* Trusty Tahr LTS 14.04 = 8092

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:nrbrtx/sysvinit-backlight to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nrbrtx/sysvinit-backlight
sudo apt update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Display sources.list entries for:
Signing key:
4096R/E756285F30DB2B2BB35012E219BFCAF5168D33A9 (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Norbert.

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sysvinit-backlight 0.1ubuntu1 Norbert ()
sysvinit-backlight 0.1ubuntu1~ubuntu14.04.1 Norbert ()
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  • sysvinit-backlight 483 weeks ago
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