My new laptop is Acer Aspire 4740 which configuration is very good. But I am having problem in adjusting the brightness after installing Ubuntu 10.10. This problem is occurred due to Intel HD graphics with the BIOS firmware version 1.05 . Whatever, I had to do a little hack to fix it.
So, first I updated the Bios firmware from version 1.05 t0 version 1.09. You can download it from http://www.acer.co.in/ac/en/IN/content/drivers. I downloaded the .exe file and install in windows.
Then reboot to Ubuntu. And edit /etc/default/grub file. Type this in terminal
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
Then change this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=””
And also chnage this line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=””
Then update the grub
Done. Still the brightness is not automatically adjusted when power cord has been unplugged, but i can adjust brightness by arrows keys. I didn’t get any better solution than this. Happy Hack 🙂
4 thoughts on “Adjust the brightness on ACER Aspire 4740 in Ubuntu”
thanks…bro… i really appreciate your efforts… thankss buddy :))))) you have saved my life:)))
this doesn’t work in ubuntu 13.04… any new way?
Actually, I use ubuntu 12.04. Then I will have to check and let you know via email 🙂
thanks bro, i am looking for this about some years. Works like a champ