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    [Solved] CoolerMaster Devestator backlight issue

    Hey,

    The backlight for the CoolerMaster Devestator keyboard doesnt work. You're supposed to press scroll lock to turn on backlighting but it doesn't work. I've verified that it's not a hardware problem by trying it out on a windows PC.

    Please help.
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    Re: CoolerMaster Devestator backlight issue

    http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=26772
    http://www.mabishu.com/blog/2010/06/...untu-gnulinux/


    I found something about that.

    Do you have anything in /sys/class/leds?

    update: Yay! victory LoL

    RickB (malydog) said on 2014-01-04:
    I bought one of these keyboards yesterday, same problem.
    The magic juice to turn on the backlight on this keyboard in linux is this:

    xset led 3

    and to turn it off

    xset -led 3

    So to get it to turn on automatically you need to execute "xset led 3" on startup; there are many different ways of doing this.
    New question how to make it automatic?

    package xbindkeys
    xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or mouse under X. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons using a simple configuration file, and is independent of the window manager.
    package autokey-gtk or autokey-qt

    xmacro
    https://ubuntuforums.org/archive/ind.../t-299524.html

    Technical notes:

    Manufacture: Cooler Master.
    Prodcut name: CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle - SGB-3010-KKMF1-US
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    Re: CoolerMaster Devestator backlight issue

    dobbi man you rock. I have the setup at the office, will give this a shot in the morning.

    Thanks a bunch mate.

    Edit: It worked man. Thanks a lot!
    Last edited by imadsani; 22nd January 2014 at 06:39 AM.

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