Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5
I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my MacBook pro 5.5 (mid 2009). I have a problem with the brightness control. The thing is, when I try to reduce the brightness of my display which would help my battery and also not burn a hole through my eyes, is doesnt work.
I tried to use the system preference but nothing. The brightness control brightness slider doesn't even work. The only time the screen with change brightness is when ubuntu wants to go to sleep.
I went to the Ubuntu wiki or whatever it is and went through the MacBook Pro compatibility stuff to no avail.
I'm not sure if this has been asked allot or not, but I'm unable to find a solution. I am also new to ubuntu/linux but want to make the change and learn all I can.
P.s.- is there anything out there that will make the touch-pad work really well, I've already played with the mouse/track-pad settings that comes with Ubuntu? It's working but there seems to be some sluggishness and a few glitches here and there.
Thank you in advance =)