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Old 06-23-2010, 05:01 PM
Brian Wootton
 
Default 4. Howto Lower brightness on Apple LCD Monitor? ; jor, (giovanni_re (Brian Wootton)

On 23/06/10 14:58, kubuntu-users-request@lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
>>> I've just installed an Apple Cinema Display (LCD) monitor. This is a 5 year old monitor.
>>> >> Using KUbuntu 10.4
>>> >>
>>> >> The apple website indicates this monitor has:
>>> >> User controls (hardware and software):
>>> >> Display power, system sleep, system wake, brightness and display tilt
>>> >>
>>> >> Brightness is what I want to turn down.
>>> >>
>>> >> Looking in the
>>> >> KDE System Settings> General> Computer Administration> Display> Size& orientation> DVI-0
>>> >>
>>> >> there is no adjustment for brightness.
>>> >>
>>> >> Anyone know how to decrease brightness on this?
>>> >>
>>> >> Thanks
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>>
>> >
>> > I can't believe Apple monitors are all that much different to
>> > any standard LCD monitors, I've an Acer, an LG and a Sony and in
>> > all of them brightness, contrast, etc. are all adjusted within the
>> > monitor - nothing to do with any OS.
>>
> If you can do all that then you have your LCD monitors connected using
> an analog cable. Try doing this with a DVI cable and you have no such
> controls......
>
>
And you would be right, I disremember what a DVI cable is, and would
be really puzzled as to where to plug one into any of my monitors.
brian

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