Long story short, our house runs a mix of Linux, Windows and OS X desktops and servers. My step daughters have a desktop computer, a laptop and a netbook between them which as a rule are running Windows 7 simply because it makes remote administration and sharing easier (Libraries). However, I've only recently added Win 7 to the netbook. I have to admit - and I know this is the *nix forum, but bear with me - that 7 runs beautifully on the netbook. Even I was surprised. So fast to boot, everything loads almost instantly, and it's just "nice". Bearing in mind it's only an oldish Samsung NC10 1.6 Atom with 1GB RAM. Anyway my stepdaughter just approached me looking sheepish, netbook in hand. "It hasn't got many games, there's no webcam apps to have fun with and it's just boring. Can I have Linux back please?"... I must admit I was a bit like this: Since kids don't get drawn into fanboi-ism and just tend to use what's easy and works for them, it was nice to have the girls asking for Linux back because it "just works", it's amusing for them (tons of pre-installed basic games, webcam utilities etc) and was easy to use. That's a pretty nice endorsement imho. Anyway the reason for the post (yeah yeah, cool story bro etc) is that I've had a little difficulty with the brightness on the netbook. Using PCLinuxOS 2010 Gnome edition the screen brightness auto-adapts to the AC adapter being plugged in and removed and it's possible to play around with the brightness manually. In Mint 9 (which, despite my love for PCLOS I'd rather use), the manual control doesn't work for the brightness, nor does the brightness applet on the Gnome panel. Plugging in the adapter doesn't do much either. Any suggestions or ideas before I just give up and put PCLOS back on? I know they're much of a muchness considering the intended function, but I do prefer Mint from an admin perspective. TIA.