Ubuntu – Can’t adjust keyboard backlight on Asus ROG Strix G Laptop


I've looked at various guides and tools for adjusting the keyboard backlight brightness of my Asus G531GT laptop on Linux. All (e.g. https://github.com/iamweird/asus-kbd-backlight) seem to work by editing a configuration file for backlight brightness. The most common configuration folder is /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight.

However on my machine (with Pop OS/Ubuntu 19.04) I do not have such a folder. I do have /sys/class/leds with other subfolders, and I can use them to set the brightness of other leds on my machine, like the Caps Lock LED.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Best Answer

If this link doesn't work try this one.

After downloading and extracting it to the home folder run these

cd rogauracore-retool
autoreconf -i
sudo make install

Hope it works for you!!

To control


sudo rogauracore COMMAND ARGUMENTS

Supported commands and usage:

single_static COLOR
single_breathing COLOR1 [COLOR2] [SPEED]
single_pulsing COLOR SPEED
single_colorcycle SPEED
multi_static COLOR1 COLOR2 COLOR3 COLOR4
rainbow [SPEED]
brightness BRIGHTNESS 

red         lime        turquoise   blue        magenta     hotPink     
orange      green       cyan        indigo      pink        white       
yellow      teal        skyBlue     violet      deepPink    black       
  • COLOR argument(s) should be given as color names, or hex values like ff0000.
  • SPEED argument should be given as slow, medium, or fast, or integers 1 - 3.
  • BRIGHTNESS values should be given as off, low, medium, high, or integers 0 - 3.
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