Same thing here. When trying to restart it from the terminal, I get this output:
So I tried to load the modules:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/eee-control restart
* Restarting Eee PC hardware control eee-control-daemon
Cannot access ACPI control files!
Make sure the modules eeepc_acpi (or eeepc_laptop) are loaded.
This is starting to annoy me...
$ sudo modprobe eeepc_acpi
FATAL: Module eeepc_acpi not found.
$ sudo modprobe eeepc_laptop
FATAL: Error inserting eeepc_laptop (/lib/modules/2.6.32-22-generic/kernel/drivers/platform/x86/eeepc-laptop.ko): No such device