How to modify the panel backlight

Revision as of 10:02, 8 April 2022 by Registered User
Applicable for STM32MP13x lines, STM32MP15x lines

First identify the backlight device linked to your panel, thanks to the sysfs:

 ls /sys/class/backlight

In the above example, there is a single entry named "5a000000.dsi.0", which is replaced by "*" in the below command.

To adjust the panel backlight, enter the following command:

 echo 32 > /sys/class/backlight/*/brightness    # set the dsi panel backlight to the value 32

Note: Only values between 0 and max_brightness must be used.

To get the maximum panel backlight value, enter:

 cat /sys/class/backlight/*/max_brightness

To get the actual panel backlight value, enter:

 cat /sys/class/backlight/*/actual_brightness

Use one of the following commands to quickly test the panel backlight:

 export bl=/sys/class/backlight/5a000000.dsi.0/brightness

 # switch on/off test
 (while true; do echo 0 > $bl; sleep 0.5; echo 255 > $bl; sleep 0.5; done)

 # slow 32-step tests
 (i=0; while true; do i=$(((i+32)%256)); echo $i > $bl; sleep 0.5; done)

 # fast 1-step test
 (i=0; while true; do i=$(((i+1)%256)); echo $i > $bl; done)
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Be sure the panel is running (power on) before modifying its backlight.