Asus ROG G14 Backlight

Hey everyone! I'm looking for a solution in terms of operating my keyboard backlight on an ROG-G14. What I have found is built for fedora, called asus-linux. I'm not necessarily requiring use of a GUI (though it would be nice!), but would like my keyboard backlight to work on Zorin. Does anyone have any guidance or experience with this issue?


If you are referring to this:

You will first need to elevate to higher than the 5.17 kernel.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tuxinvader/lts-mainline

sudo apt update && sudo apt install linux-generic-6.02

Installing Asus-Linux;

sudo apt install libgtk-3-dev libpango1.0-dev libgdk-pixbuf-2.0-dev libglib2.0-dev cmake libclang-dev libudev-dev libayatana-appindicator3-1

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh

source "$HOME/.cargo/env"


sudo make install

The GUI is rog-control-center

Hey there! Thanks for responding. I run into this error:

Package 'libgdk-pixbuf-2.0-dev' has no installation candidate

When I attempt to install Asus-linux. I have completed all other steps prior to this one without issue so far.

It looks like libgdk-pixbuf-2.0-dev made its debut in Jammy (Ubuntu 22.04).

I found the .deb package for it, but it won't install because it depends on gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0. gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0 also won't install because it depends on several other packages...

We are falling down a dependency hole.

Honestly... I use OpenRGB to manage all my backlighting and I have had no problems. But I am not on an Asus ROG G14.

I realize you had Asus-Linux package in your sights, but maybe checking OpenRGB as an alternative may help you out.

Hey there! I gave OpenRGB an install and everything looks good, GUI wise and the software is functional. However, it doesn't seem to actually let me make changes to the lighting. It does recognize the keyboard is there, but nothing beyond that. Any thoughts?

I will need to look into this as I only ever used if for the motherboard. The Keyboard and Mouse both operate correctly with their own controls, so I never needed to use OpenRGB on them.

No worries, please keep me posted! In the meanwhile, is there any way to bypass the dependency loop, no matter how annoying it may be?

I do not know, since I do not know what the reason for the dependency is in the performance of the Application. It may be irrelevant or it may be critical.
However, I suspect given that it is a necessary dependency given how new the application is.

Gotcha. I'll see about reaching out to the developer directly somewhere and will post an update if I find a solution for future reference.

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