# Brightness Key on Linux

## Adjust brightness on Xubuntu 18.04

### Problem

One can use xrandr to adjust screen brightness. However, the factor (default to 1.0) is relative to the current brightness. How to enable the brightness adjust keys / on the keyboard under Xubuntu 18.04?

### Solution

Toz’s post on Ubuntu Forum works like a charm. The default value for GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX is an empty string. Changing it to acpi_backlight=vendor and updating the GRUB has solved the problem since the next boot.

### Remarks

Unfortunately, the thread is now closed, so I can’t leave a comment to remind myself of this useful post. Therefore, I’ve written this post.