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How To Install Brightness Controller on Linux Mint 21

Install Brightness Controller on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Brightness Controller on Linux Mint 21. Have you ever been in a situation where you are working on your laptop and suddenly the brightness becomes too low or too high, and it starts to strain your eyes? Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. Brightness Controller is a free and open-source application that enables you to control the brightness of your monitor. In this article, we will walk you through the process of installing and configuring Brightness Controller on Linux Mint 21.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Brightness Controller on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Brightness Controller.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Brightness Controller on Linux Mint 21

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Brightness Controller on Linux Mint 21.

By default, Brightness Controller is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Brightness Controller PPA (Personal Package Archive) to your system to your Linux Mint system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/brightness-controller

Next, update your system to ensure that the package list is updated and install Brightness Controller using the following command below:

sudo apt install brightness-controller-simple

Step 3. Accessing Brightness Controller on Linux Mint.

Once the installation is complete, you can launch Brightness Controller from the applications menu. Click on the “Menu” button in the bottom-left corner of the screen and search for “Brightness Controller ” in the search bar. Click on the Brightness Controller icon to launch the application or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


Install Brightness Controller on Linux Mint 21

After Brightness Controller is launched, you can configure the settings as per your requirement. You can choose to have a system tray icon for easy access to the app or choose to run the app at system startup. You can also set custom keyboard shortcuts to control the brightness level.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Brightness Controller. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Brightness Controller on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Brightness Controller website.

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