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Linux Gets Native Keyboard Backlight Control for Razer Laptops with New Driver

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Redditor UKSFM99 has managed to get around what they describe as Razer’s “strange way of controlling the keyboard backlight on their keyboards,” eventually being able to adjust the backlight level using the native controls that are available in Linux.

“I'm pretty happy that I finally worked on this, but essentially managed to expose a sysfs file in /sys/class/leds/ that now allows for KDE and Gnome to see the keyboard backlight as a 'normal' keyboard backlight, and can control the keyboard backlight natively depending on what i set in power management for AC or battery power,” they explain, adding that it took no less than three months to make the whole thing possible.

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