This is a new dedicated thread to the Lenovo U150, being started from a suggestion from:

There are two outstanding unsolved problems known so far for this laptop.

  1. Brightness not being adjustable
  2. The trackpad is not recognized as multitouch capable.

Can anyone shed some insight on possible fixes. The suggestions made on the thread before were not tailored to the U150, and didn't work in my empirical experience. Also I installed the desktop edition of Ubuntu rather than the netbook remix, as I thought that the screen and processor were large enough. Would there be any difference in the drivers included for each distribution?