I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. It came with Windows XP. My computer is an MSI U120. Now when I turn on my computer and go into Ubuntu my screen brightness is on low. When I then turn up the brightness the screen starts to flicker. It also shows the indicator of how much brightness my screen has. My friend talked me through "backlight" but it didn't help. Any other ideas?
Years ago I used to have a MSI Wind U100 and it suffered from the same issue. There's a bug report - look through the comments there, one of the proposed solutions is to update the netbook's BIOS, other involve various tweaks to the Gnome power manager.