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    General Linux Question

    Hey All,

    I don't know if this is the appropriate spot for this question, but I figured I would ask. I have a G74SX laptop that I dual boot Win 8 and Linux Mint KDE on. I was wondering if anyone has had luck getting the back lit keyboard to work on Linux Mint KDE 14? I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed a little while ago and the back lit keyboard worked great.

    I've done a bunch of looking around, but have turned up mostly dead ends. Anyone had any success getting around this issue? Thanks!

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    Moved to notebook area since this is a notebook question.
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    Check out this thread:
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...untry=&status=
    Works perfectly on my G74 running Debian.
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    Somebody put out a driver for the ASUS laptops, and the commands necessary to enable it are in the thread that @fostert linked to.

    Thanks, @fostert!
    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!
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