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Okay, here we go. I found this link after hours of searching, and it did almost work for me. Something that I noticed later, is that the guide only works if the kernel parameters acpi_osi=! and acpi_osi=Linux are enabled. No worries, follow me.
I recommend to use the latest stable kernel. How to upgrade Ubuntu kernel.
Before you start, make sure that you selected Extensions Software Controlled under BIOS advanced settings.
Open a terminal window (CTRL+ALT+T) and execute the following command:
Now, search for ‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT‘ and append ‘ acpi_osi=! acpi_osi=Linux’ (without quotes) into the current value, possibly after ‘quiet splash’.
Once you did this, do the follwing using your keyboard:
To save the file: CTRL+X, Y, ENTER
Now, update your grub file and reboot.
Changing the identity might be required in order to use the clevo-xsm-wmi application.
Set default colour
Set default brightness
After the restart, you should be able to control your backlight! If not yet, please don’t worry yet. Try to shutdown your laptop completely and startup again. If you still have no luck, or if you want to get even more control over your backlight, please hold on.
Download the clevo-xsm-wmi repository from TUXEDO Computers (thank you guys).
Once the repository finished downloading, extract the package, rename the package to ‘rgbcontrol‘ (without quotes) and go into the folder rgbcontrol/module. There is a file listed here, it’s called ‘clevo-xsm-wmi.c‘. Open it with a text editor and find;
– Your laptop model. If you don’t know your laptop model, open a Terminal window (CTRL+ALT+T) and execute:
Scroll all the way up and your laptop model (product name) is mentioned there.
Is your laptop model not in the list? Then replace one by your laptop model! Replace:
– ‘Clevo P95_HP’, if you have RGB keyboard only without bar light at the front of the laptop.
– ‘Clevo P870DM’, if you have RGB keyboard with bar light at the front of the laptop.
, by your laptop model product name.
Open a Terminal window again (CTRL+ALT+T), execute the following code.
The clevo-xsm-wmi application is installed now. Let's set a default colour! This default color is set on startup. You can choose 'white white white', for example. Other colors you can set: green, red, blue, yellow, magenta, cyan. You can also set the keyboard brightness. Just select your preference on the left side of this page and copy-paste the code below!