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I'm not sure why your ethernet card isn't supported.

Also your teacher does know that netbeans has extreme problems with fonts in Linux right?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

No matter what you do your font's will never look that good on Linux. This is a known issue with the way Netbeans was written. If you download eclipse(from ubuntu software center) and do coding in there and then back to netbeans you'll see what I mean. I suggest you tell this to your teacher.

And remember Ubuntu comes with Open JDK installed. You need to uninstall that(it makes the fonts even worse).

You need to follow this tutorial

http://www.techiegyan.com/?p=1362
    
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Assuming you're installing on your sig rig which has an nVidia card you can use "nvidia-settings" to tweak basically everything. Either launch it from command line or find it in your Start menu. If you want the changes to stick you'll have to launch it as root (su or sudo as in "sudo nvidia-settings") before you tell it to "save to X config" .

PS Is the "realtek" you refer to sound or ethernet?
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I installed all the programs correctly and all is going well. However I still can't figure out how to lower my brightness. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 on my Asus U81A. The fn buttons don't work on Ubuntu for some reason and the brightness addon recommended by Zinxe didnt work either. I have no gfx drivers installed on Ubuntu nor dont think i need to.
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I installed all the programs correctly and all is going well. However I still can't figure out how to lower my brightness. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 on my Asus U81A. The fn buttons don't work on Ubuntu for some reason and the brightness addon recommended by Zinxe didnt work either. I have no gfx drivers installed on Ubuntu nor dont think i need to.
That kernel may not support your computer yet. Have you tried upgrading to 10.04?
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That kernel may not support your computer yet. Have you tried upgrading to 10.04?
no. should i?
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You should if it's possible.
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Is it not possible to just upgrade the kernel in Ubuntu?
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Is it not possible to just upgrade the kernel in Ubuntu?
Major kernel releases are officially bound to each release of Ubuntu, for example, 8.10 has 2.6.27, and all updates to the 2.6.27 kernel will also be sent out as updates to 8.10.

I'm not saying that it's completely difficult to do so, but I'd probably advice not doing so on an invasive package manager like dpkg unless you wish to find out how it works.

If you really want to do it, take a look here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=311158

My suspicions why the brightness isn't working on the computer is simply because it is not supported by the kernel yet.
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AHHH HELP PLZ EMERGENCY
So I was just using 9.10 and I went into update manager and updated to 10.04 and after it was done it asked me to restart I said yes. So it restarted and goes to boot manager like usual I chose Ubuntu and I suddenly flashes sometime on the screen (fat32 and nfts something) then restart automatically.

Btw during installation it asked me whether or no to install grub or not, i said yes. also i later asked me whether to keep or delete some packages, i said keep.

I need ubuntu for tommorrows class help.
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AHHH HELP PLZ EMERGENCY
So I was just using 9.10 and I went into update manager and updated to 10.04 and after it was done it asked me to restart I said yes. So it restarted and goes to boot manager like usual I chose Ubuntu and I suddenly flashes sometime on the screen (fat32 and nfts something) then restart automatically.

Btw during installation it asked me whether or no to install grub or not, i said yes. also i later asked me whether to keep or delete some packages, i said keep.

I need ubuntu for tommorrows class help.
If you had read the messages on the keep/delete messages, you'd notice that it said those packages are obsolete and officially unsupported. It was completely pointless to keep them, and may be causing you your new issues. If you are having boot problems, reinstall Ubuntu, and the first thing you need to do is update it until you get to 10.04.

As for the brightness addon. There seems to be a bug in it, not sure if it is just me or not. But if you click the icon on your task bar, you get the drop down slide-adjuster. Clicking it will make it disappear and not work, which seems to be the bug. Click it where it opens the slider, then use your arrow keys to adjust it. That works for me.
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