How do I manually turn on the light

James Cobban webmaster at
Sat Feb 9 13:03:45 PST 2013

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Dell laptop with VGA compatible 
controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Mobility 
Radeon HD 6620G].  The Xorg driver works well except that when I close 
and reopen the laptop and the system resumes the light is not turned on 
to illuminate the LCS display.  Can I manually turn the light on?  If so 
how?  I don't see any activity on related bugs since 2010.

I have had to switch back to the proprietary fglrx driver despite its 
problems because being able to close and reopen my laptop is higher 
priority than the improved display characteristics of the Xorg driver.

Jim Cobban webmaster at 
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