OLED Screen Brightness on Fedora 33

By default Linux and OLED displays don’t really want to play well together. icc-brightness is a handy utility that resolves the problem, but all the instructions I found online were for Ubuntu/Debian based distributions.


Fortunately, after a few failed attempts to compile the program I was able to figure out which dependency was required.

[admin@local icc-brightness]$ sudo make
cc -W -Wall  icc-brightness-gen.c -l lcms2  -o icc-brightness-gen 
icc-brightness-gen.c:9:10: fatal error: lcms2.h: No such file or directory
    9 | #include <lcms2.h>
      |          ^~~~~~~~~
compilation terminated.
make: *** [Makefile:10: icc-brightness-gen] Error 1
admin@local icc-brightness]$

We are missing the lcms2-devel package. Not sure if the utils package is required, but installed it anyway.

sudo dnf install lcms2-utils lcms2-devel

With that installed we can now make and install icc-brightness

sudo make install

Reboot the laptop and it should automatically start icc-brightness in the background and the brightness controls should work

You can find more information for installing on Debian based systems at the following link.

Notes on OLED on Linux

OLED screens have had issues on Linux. Main problem is unable to control the screen brightness. It looks like there are some ways to do it now

Looks like icc-brightness should help. Install instructions are from here

sudo apt install -y liblcms2-dev
git clone https://github.com/udifuchs/icc-brightness.git
cd icc-brightness

You can run the utility with


Installing it will set it up to automatically run on log in.

sudo make install

Log out and back in and it should work.