Brightness control on my laptop does not work, how can I diagnose if it's unsupported, or a bug? And if it is a bug, what do I include in the bug report?
Thank you for all the responses, specially @Guandalino for the bounty. But unfortunately the laptop in question is no longer functional due to an accident involving water. And as such I cannot actively participate and try the out the potential solutions.
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