How to Save screen brightness settings in Ubuntu 13.10

save ubuntu backlight settings

As your may know, every time Ubuntu boots up you get the maximum level of screen brightness on laptop. Here’s a way to save your brightness by adding a startup script which will automatically adjust screen brightness when Ubuntu boots up.

Tutorial Objectives:

  • Save your screen brightness in Ubuntu 13.10
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below:

cat /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness

It outputs the maximum level of your laptop backlight. Mine is 9. The minimum is 0.

Run command below to edit the /etc/rc.local file, which is a script executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.

sudo gedit /etc/rc.local

Add following before the last line. Change 0 to the brightness level as you want (from 0 to the max)

echo 0 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness