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My Dell Inspiron 6400 is extremely dark. +brightness does nothing

\015 My laptop's screen is very dark. I have to shine a bright line onto it or be in a very bright room to be able to read anything. I've tried the + gamma button but it does nothing? My Dad said something about maybe an Inverter needs replacing? THanks\015

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I am newbie to Linux world. I have recently installed Kubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 6400.
I also installed Beryl and had no problems with the installation.

Only thing which I am not able to do is the brightness control using special Function Keys.

Generally Fn + Up arrow or down arrow is used to increase/decrease brightness level. I am unable to do so in kubuntu.

Please help and advise....
Hi there.
Yes, if you can see a very faint image on the screen that indicates that the inverter or inverter coil has become defective and needs looking at or replacing.

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