I had done a ton of reading on problems similar to this and have done some digging in my sys/class files to find my brightness controls. I found two possibles, one from Acer and one from Intel, both with varying results.
In each folder, there were a few files, three in particular being brightness, max_brightness, and actual_brightness. In the Acer backlight folder, all values read 15, but the value for brightness would change if I changed the brightness inside Ubuntu. So Ubuntu is trying to change the Acer brightness instead of the Intel brightness, which is next on our stop.
All values for the same three files read 976, and I could not change them no matter what.
Is there anyway to set Ubuntu to alter brightness for this backlight, instead of Acer's backlight?