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what sort of monitor is it? Most monitors allow you to manually adjust brightness, contrast, colour temperature, etc, via control buttons or am I missing something?
This is an "all in one", and only has one button to turn on. This computer came with windows preinstalled (8.1, and also has UEFI), and from windows you can change the brightness with the keyboard, but there are no controls on the monitor. The brightness menu is not available on my gnome
Ah, if the Intel driver is being unloaded, then that may explain why screen brightness adjustment is not working. It is likely that a basic framebuffer driver (eg fbdev or vesa) is in use. This problem needs addressing first. It might be useful to upload your entire Xorg.0.log to http://pastebin.com/, and post the link to it here.
You should supply your graphics card details from
/sbin/lspci -nnk |grep VGA -A3
It may well be that you're running a kernel that is too old to support this graphics hardware.