Default Screen Brightness

I installed a fresh copy of Leopard. I have changed screen brightness and want to restore it the way it was before I changed it. I tried looking in my Preference folder, but no avail. I know it may sound a bit odd but I just want it back. I know for my sound setting, it is 11 blocks from the left.

It is not a "trouble" really. I do not know if the brightness is too high when booting the computer. I will see to see how many "blocks" it occupied. No I have not checked in Snow Leopard forum, I thought my issue is realated to the MacBook than the software? Should I consider posting it there?

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    [2009-09-01 11:24] installed kernel26-my (2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:25] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:25] upgraded kernel26-my (2.6.28-1 -> 2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:26] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:26] upgraded kernel26-my (2.6.28-1 -> 2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:29] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:29] upgraded kernel26-my (2.6.28-1 -> 2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:30] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:30] upgraded kernel26-my (2.6.28-1 -> 2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:34] removed kernel26-my (2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:34] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:34] installed kernel26-my (2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:38] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:38] upgraded kernel26-my (2.6.28-1 -> 2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:40] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:40] upgraded kernel26-my (2.6.28-1 -> 2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:40] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:40] upgraded kernel26-my (2.6.28-1 -> 2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 11:42] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:42] upgraded kernel26-my (2.6.28-1 -> 2.6.28-1)
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    [2009-09-01 11:47] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
    [2009-09-01 11:47] installed kernel26-my (2.6.28-1)
    [2009-09-01 12:21] installed rsync (3.0.6-1)
    [2009-09-01 12:21] installed abs (2.3.3-1)
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    [2009-09-02 09:23] upgraded raptor (1.4.18-1 -> 1.4.19-1)
    [2009-09-02 09:23] upgraded redland (1.0.8-3 -> 1.0.9-1)
    [2009-09-02 09:23] upgraded syslog-ng (3.0.3-2 -> 3.0.4-1)
    [2009-09-02 12:11] removed kernel26-my (2.6.28-1)
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    [2009-09-03 10:24] starting full system upgrade
    [2009-09-03 19:34] synchronizing package lists
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