I have a small embedded system that I am working on that needs to be able to reduce its brightness for power saving reasons. The screen is connected by LVDS with separate Inverter Power Output connection providing the backlights power. The system is running Debian 3.2.68.

I have tried several approaches to this such as `xbacklight` but the folder `/sys/class/backlight` is empty so it fails with `No outputs have backlight property`. Also when I search for any other folders containing "backlight" I go almost nothing back.
<pre><code>$sudo find / -type d -iname \*backlight\*
/lib/modules/3.2.0-4-686-pae/kernel/drivers/video/backlight
/sys/class/backlight
/usr/share/doc/xbacklight</code></pre>
When I run xrandr with no parameters to detect displays I get the following. 
<pre><code>$xrandr
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 1024 x 768, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x768
default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   1024x768        0.0*</code></pre>
I have tried updating and rebuilding my kernel as well as trying different parameters for `acpi_backlight=` in my `menu.lst` file. Any ideas on what to try from here or other ways to reduce the brightness are greatly appreciated!