Simple program for controlling backlight of the official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen.
COMPLETE FUNCTIONALITY ON DISPLAY BOARDS V2.0 AND V1.1 ONLY!
DISPLAY BOARD V1.0 ONLY "on" AND "off" WORKING (need to verify)
Make sure you execute following commands to be able to access config files as a regular user:
sudo su -c 'echo SUBSYSTEM==\"backlight\", RUN+=\"/bin/chmod 0666 /sys/class/backlight/%k/brightness /sys/class/backlight/%k/bl_power\" > /etc/udev/rules.d/99-backlight.rules' sudo reboot
git clone https://github.com/jakeh12/rpi-backlight.git cd rpi-backlight make sudo make install
rpi-backlight [option] up: increases brightness by 10% down: decreases brightness by 10% max: sets brightness to 100% min: sets brightness to 0% on: turns the screen on off: turns the screen off
Thanks for using this program. Feel free to modify, improve, and share. Open source spirit.