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    Question Macbook Pro Kali Keyboard Backlight Brightness

    I've got Kali 4.16.0 installed on an Early 2013 13" Macbook Pro. When I'm booted into GNOME, I can change the screen brightness and it shows the UI pop-up shwoing the brightness level, however if I try to change the keyboard backlight level I also get the UI pop-up but the level does not change.

    I can use
    Code:
    echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/smc::kbd_backlight/brightness
    to change the backlight brightness.

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    Three months later and I have Gnome 3.30.1, and Kali 4.18 and the same issue is still happening.

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    Same issue here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rets34 View Post
    I've got Kali 4.16.0 installed on an Early 2013 13" Macbook Pro. When I'm booted into GNOME, I can change the screen brightness and it shows the UI pop-up shwoing the brightness level, however if I try to change the keyboard backlight level I also get the UI pop-up but the level does not change.

    I can use
    Code:
    echo 0 > /sys/class/leds/smc::kbd_backlight/brightness
    to change the backlight brightness.
    oh men thanks, With that command I wrote a script and assigned it to the keyboard

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    Problem was fixed for me after upgrading to 2018.4.

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    In general, it takes "a bit of time" (and sometimes quite a bit) for kernel and drivers to catch up for recent Macs.

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