Discussion of hardware related issues
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I havent tested all my distros so far but Zorin 12.4 doesnt work at all but Mint Cinnamon 19 works fine, Ill test more distros and report back.
Kubuntu,Mandriva,Neptune and Rosa all dont work with the keyboard backlight. Only Mint 19 Cinnamon which including the E series dock which means youre seriously limited to which distros you can use. Works fine with Win 7.
Netrunner 18.03 works with the backlit keyboard, not to mention in general. I was surprised as its based on Debian but other Debian based distros like MX Linux and Neptune dont work.
My only complaint is, the backlit keyboard wont stay on all the time or at least longer. Many times it cuts out while typing or does a slow comeback while Im typing. They should have at least allowed the keyboard to stay on with the charger in use. You cant adjust it in Linux, only in Windows with the control point software.
The KDE settings for backlit keyboard doesn't control it?
No, it has no affect whatsoever and this is a known problem that so far has no fix. Ive talked to Dell about it since they use Ubuntu but only with Windows.
Rosa with recent updates now works with the backlit keyboard, which pleases me as this is one of my favorite RPM distros.