I have a new laptop, Lenovo U330. I installed elementary freya 0.3.1. But the backlight does not work in my keyboard. That was working fine in Windows 8.1 before I install elementary. Is there any way to activate that? If not I would open a new issue in Launchpad ;)

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Not sure about the U330, but it works fine on my Lenovo U31 running elementary OS 0.3.1 and prior to the 0.3.1 update. I think it is the F9 key that enables it on the U330. If you have Hotkey mode disabled in BIOS, you need to press Fn + F9 to turn on the backlight.


"Note:If you changed the HotKey Mode from Enabled to Disabled in the BIOS setup utility, you will need to press the Fn key in combination with the appropriate hotkey"

  • the pdf saved my life, i had to use Fn + space :D thank you!!! Sep 15, 2015 at 19:12

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