Once I upgraded to the Ubuntu mainline kernel 3.9.0-030900-generic, my laptop keyboard backlight won’t go off in certain lighting conditions even if I am not typing anything. So I decided to turn it off completely till the synaptic kernel version catches up. To do this, append the following in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT of /etc/default/grub on Ubuntu 13.04:
The problem is now fixed, but it’s surprising. I added the following in /etc/default/grub:
timeout=0 means 10 seconds and that’s the default. But it doesn’t seem to work on the mainline kernel. timeout=1 works as expected.
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