I can't change the brightness of my notebook's

I can't change the brightness of my notebook's screen through the menu or through the terminal

Sorry, I won't be able to help you with this (thankfully, brightness controls work fine for my notebook on Zorin 16.3 Lite) but I will suggest that you update your post with additional information to help community members help you more easily:

  • What exact version of Zorin are you running?
  • What make and model is your notebook?
  • What CPU and, if separate, graphics card does it have?
  • Are you having any other issues with the display or graphics?
    • e.g. does the Night Mode orange tint work fine, do colours display properly, do videos play without stuttering or artefacts, etc.
  • Have you checked that there are no proprietary drivers available in the Software Updater tool?
  • What commands did you run in the terminal to change the brightness?

The more information you can provide up-front, the more likely someone will be able to jump in with a known solution, or at least know the best place to start working with you to find the solution.

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Kernel: 6.5.0-35-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A Desktop: GNOME 43.9
Distro: Zorin OS 17.1 base: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy
Type: Convertible System: SAMSUNG product: 730QED v: P11RGJ
Mobo: SAMSUNG model: NP730QED-KF4BR
v: SGLB419A0L-C01-G001-S0001+10.0.22621 serial:
UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: P11RGJ.073.230524.HC date: 05/24/2023
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 53.6 Wh (96.1%) condition: 55.8/58.9 Wh (94.7%)
volts: 16.9 min: 15.5 model: SAMSUNG Electronics SR Real Battery
status: Discharging
Info: 10-core (2-mt/8-st) model: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U bits: 64
type: MST AMCP arch: Alder Lake rev: 4 cache: L1: 928 KiB L2: 6.5 MiB
L3: 12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 561 high: 1037 min/max: 400/4400:3300 cores: 1: 1037
2: 400 3: 667 4: 400 5: 400 6: 956 7: 400 8: 400 9: 400 10: 400 11: 400
12: 873 bogomips: 59904
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Device-1: Intel vendor: Samsung Co driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: SunplusIT 720p HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 3-6:4
Display: wayland server: X.Org v: with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
gpu: i915 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Graphics (ADL GT2)
v: 4.6 Mesa 23.2.1-1ubuntu3.1~22.04.2 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Alder Lake PCH-P High Definition Audio vendor: Samsung Co
driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k6.5.0-35-generic running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-P PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3
IF: wlo1 state: up mac:
Device-1: Intel type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-10:5
Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 28.81 GiB (12.1%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLQ256HBJD-00B
size: 238.47 GiB temp: 25.9 C
ID-1: / size: 149.26 GiB used: 28.81 GiB (19.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p10
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 256 MiB used: 32.8 MiB (12.8%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
ID-3: /home size: 149.26 GiB used: 28.81 GiB (19.3%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p10
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 1.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7
System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: 43.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 366 Uptime: 4m Memory: 7.45 GiB used: 2.75 GiB (37.0%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.4.0 clang: 14.0.0-1ubuntu1.1
Packages: 2788 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.13

zorin os 17 education

samsung book 2 360

i5 1235u intel iris graphics xe

Not even with the Fn key?