I’m frustrated

Why can't I change my screen's brightness?

I have the latest Jolicloud alpha installed on my Dell Mini 9. It works admirably well out of the box, but one major annoyance I've discovered is that the brightness control doesn't work correctly.

If I use the netbook's brightness hot keys, it correctly displays the brightness meter bar and looks as if it's trying to change the setting, but it will always bump it back to what it was to begin with (around 80-90% brightness). It seems like something is telling the brightness meter to always return to a certain spot regardless of user input.

I love Jolicloud, but this problem is wreaking havoc on my battery life and may be cause for an uninstall if not resolved soon. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated!
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