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I'm going to give Ubuntu another try. Mostly because I'm being made to by my CS professor. He wants everyone in the class to have Ubuntu installed by tomorrow with: JDK 1.6, Netbeans, Mercurial and emacs.
Now I've had trouble with installing programs on Ubuntu(9.10) in the past and need support here. Currently I have Ubuntu on a dual boot with Win7 by the use of wubi. I haven't used it since Jan 2010. Is it outdated? Should I get the newest version?

Stay on the line ill have more problems soon.
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i have my first problem: my brightness is too bright. how do i turn it down? btw i tryed my fn buttons.
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oh i guess that why i gave up because there is no help here.
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Hover over the top menu bar, right click, select "Add to panel". Search through the list for something like "Brightness Applet". Use it to adjust brightness.

To edit other appearances, go to System > Preferences > Appearance.
Also note, if you have an ATI card, specifically an ATI card in a laptop, then you won't find any support for adjusting video performance, visual effects, 3D applets, or anything related to advanced visuals due to the limited driver support.
Edited by Zinxe - 6/8/10 at 8:59pm
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I'm curious what trouble you had installing programs? It should be:

1) Open Synaptic (or Software Centre on the latest version)
2) Type in what program you're looking for, and click Install
3) ???????
4) PROFIT!!!!
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Originally Posted by Zinxe View Post
Hover over the top menu bar, right click, select "Add to panel". Search through the list for something like "Brightness Applet". Use it to adjust brightness.

To edit other appearances, go to System > Preferences > Appearance.
Also note, if you have an ATI card, specifically an ATI card in a laptop, then you won't find any support for adjusting video performance, visual effects, 3D applets, or anything related to advanced visuals due to the limited driver support.
The brightness addon didnt work.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chemicalfan View Post
I'm curious what trouble you had installing programs? It should be:

1) Open Synaptic (or Software Centre on the latest version)
2) Type in what program you're looking for, and click Install
3) ???????
4) PROFIT!!!!
I had trouble installing realtek driver last time. They are not on the synaptic manager.
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oh i guess that why i gave up because there is no help here.
I really don't think this forum is generally like that at all, but I have to confess I was put off from commenting at first because my impression was that you were only doing Linux because you were forced to, and as homework. My first inclination was I didn't want to help someone that didn't really want to do it or was just to lazy to do their own homework.

When I checked back to this thread to see what had developed U thought it through a little deeper and decided that you may not know just how much activity there is "out there" of people helping people with Linux. It has changed exponentially in just the last year. I used to use "google.com/linux" as my default homepage so I would get more Linux oriented results. Now it is so common I just use plain Jane Google.

Once I admitted that it doesn't matter where one gets their information as technically it's still all just research, I began to change my mind about the homework issue. U can't speak for anyone else but I'm somewhat willing to help now but it surely would help if you exhibited a little enthusiasm for your project instead of being pushed and dragged into it.

In any case, if you run into more difficulties, I for one, will see what I can do to help you.
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post #9 of 44
enorbet, don't waste your energy, you still need to help me.

You have to keep your mind sharp for all of my questions, and I can't have you going around answering other people's questions, now can I?
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Out of the few that use Linux on this forum, you'd be surprised how fast and responsive the help on this forum is actually. Also please don't bump more than once per 24 hours.

What Realtek driver do you want to install? Most network cards should be supported out of the box.
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