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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    Here we go!
    Enter as root:
    cd /etc/init.d
    echo 'echo 3 > /sys/class/leds/asus\:\:kbd_backlight/brightness' >> boot.local

    You should be good! At least, it works on my OpenSUSE installation!

    Thank you very much @Zygo! I will try this later this week (probably on the weekend) when I am running my G74 at home. During the week I run it at work as my primary work machine, but its locked away in a metal box (with cables running into it for external keyboard, mouse and monitor) like all computers at the observatory (to protect our radio telescopes from radio interference, which is generated by all electronics).

    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    Got Debian downloaded, will be trying this week!
    You are in for a treat, sir, especially with the synaptic package manager! I have never used a linux distro that is more easy to maintain and upgrade!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    Thank you very much @Zygo! I will try this later this week (probably on the weekend) when I am running my G74 at home. During the week I run it at work as my primary work machine, but its locked away in a metal box (with cables running into it for external keyboard, mouse and monitor) like all computers at the observatory (to protect our radio telescopes from radio interference, which is generated by all electronics).

    You are in for a treat, sir, especially with the synaptic package manager! I have never used a linux distro that is more easy to maintain and upgrade!
    Hope it works for you, @fostert, it wasn't easy to find something that looked like it would be cross-distro. If you don't have the file I mentioned, then let me know and I will try Debian proper (rather than OpenSUSE).

    Synaptics is an awesome package manager, I've used it before - best of any I've tried. The only package manager that approaches it is YaST2 on OpenSUSE. However, YaST does a bunch of other stuff too, so it isn't as focused.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    screen brightness

    I am running linuxmint 14 (main edition, not lmde) and most of the fn keys are mapped and working correctly. However, the fn+screen brightness do not function correctly. The OSD appears and shows increases and decreases on a bar, but the screen isn't actually changing brightness. The fn+screen on/off functions correctly.

    Any thoughts?

    Has anyone tried Calise?
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/calise/?source=dlp

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    Never tried it. What you need to do is set up your DE to call the appropriate shell scripts via the key combination.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    I was able to fix the screen brightness controls by following the instructions found here:
    http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=45271

    Mint 8+

    CODE: SELECT ALL
    gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub


    find the line which says GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

    and inbetween the ""

    write

    CODE: SELECT ALL
    acpi_backlight=vendor


    save that then back in the terminal

    CODE: SELECT ALL
    sudo update-grub


    reboot again and see if they still work

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