Package Details: nvidia-bl 0.17.3-10

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Package Base: nvidia-bl
Description: Driver to adjust display backlight on modern mobile NVidia graphics adapters.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: paulburton
Maintainer: dlandau (kiffmet)
Last Packager: dlandau
Votes: 50
Popularity: 0.000075
First Submitted: 2009-04-11 10:34
Last Updated: 2016-11-05 20:45

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kiffmet commented on 2018-11-25 15:13

I ported this to use DKMS if anyone is interested.

jack_ew commented on 2018-10-25 00:03

In the PKGBUILD the two entries must be changed as follows:

mkdir -p "${pkgdir}"/usr/lib/modules/extramodules-ARCH/

install -m 644 nvidia_bl.ko "${pkgdir}"/usr/lib/modules/extramodules-ARCH/nvidia_bl.ko

E5ten commented on 2018-03-06 13:12

Could you please add linux-lts as one of the options for "linux>=3.8"? It is currently at 4.14.23 so it obviously satisfies the requirement.

dlandau commented on 2017-06-18 10:08

Having to reinstall kernel modules after every kernel upgrade is expected.

pezcurrel commented on 2017-05-28 16:48

@grim_sleepless: I have to reinstall nvidia-bl every time I do a kernel upgrade in order to have the module working. HTH.

grim_sleepless commented on 2017-03-18 14:25

Hi, I am running this package on kernel 4.10, and it is unable to load the module on boot. Any idea why?

I am running a the latest Nvidia drivers : 378.13.

nagar commented on 2016-12-22 20:57


Thanks for your effort :)
Patch and new package didn't work for me :(
I have nvidia Geforce 410M Card, latest Kernel Linux 4.8.13-1-ARCH x86_64, with latest NVIDIA Driver Version: 375.26 installed
any tip to fix brightness controller?
Thanks in advance :)

bacondropped commented on 2016-11-06 01:47

This package now includes the patch, but just for posterity, here's how you would patch a package:

1) Clone the package with git
2) Apply the patch
3) Build and install the package with makepkg

So, in this case you'd do something like this:

$ cd /tmp
$ git clone
$ cd nvidia-bl
$ curl --silent | patch -Np1
$ makepkg -ci
< makepkg builds the package and prompts you to install it >

dlandau commented on 2016-11-05 20:45

Thank you all, updated package.

nagar commented on 2016-10-31 01:43

Can you please share with me how to apply your patch?!