I cannot adjust the brightness of my Samsung R540 laptop for a long time. A year ago, when I had Ubuntu 10.10, installing the ATI Driver fixed my problem. But now I am using Arch Linux and my eyes are burning with the brightness of a thousand suns.
When I plug in the AC adapter, it goes to max brightness.
When I do not, it goes to min.
I have the packages samsung-laptop-git and samsung-tools installed from the AUR. I added samsung-tools to rc.conf.
I did not do any further configuration.
I can echo anything to /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness, but it does not make a difference. And even root can't make modifications to other files like max_brightness and actual_brightness.
I also have the open-source ati drivers installed.
I think that's everything.
Thanks in advance