I installed an update. The details are as follows:
Intel Corporation - Display - Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
Installation date: 7/15/2010 10:06 AM
Installation status: Successful
Update type: Recommended
Intel Corporation Display software update released in April, 2010
My problem is for some reason I can't lower the brightness on my netbook. When I uninstalled the update, I had no problem lowering the brightness BUT it removed the 1024 x 768 resolution option. I'm using a Samsung N220. Windows 7 Starter OS.
Can anyone help?
I have a Samsung N150 with N450 and GMA 3150. Withe the latest drivers I can no longer change my screen's brightness, which remains fixed to maximum.
I run Windows 7 x64. Samsung provides only x32 drivers (really poor service from Samsung!). I downloaded the x64 drivers from the Intel site.
The most recent driver version which allows controlling the Brightness is 22.214.171.124.1972. Any newer driver version will break this important functionality.
This is a very well know problem which applied to the newest drivers versions for both x32 and x64 Windows 7 (and I saw also reports around Vista). The problem is discussed in several forums (in particular Samsung), but neither Samsung nor Intel seem to be acknowledgin or doing anything about it.
Now this forum looks to be the only way Intel provide to contact their support (AGAIN, VERY POOR FROM INTEL!!!!).
IS ANY INTEL ENGINEER READING THIS???? CAN YOU GET BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE US WITH A WORKING DRIVER!!!!!!