Samsung netbook – brightness control

Came across this on the Samsung N210 Plus I bought for a trip coming up. Did the usual updates, patching, etc and the brightness control stopped working. Came across various articles and forum threads saying that it was the Samsung Easy Display Manager software and to reinstall it.

Well that didn’t help at all. What did help was installing an older version of the Intel graphics drivers. A big thanks to ArdeX of the SammyNetbook forums for posting that info.