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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.
<snip>

Well that's not cool so I'm going to see if I can build one w/o breaking it.
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post #22 of 44
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somehow it worked and 10.04 is running. however the brightness is still not working. not on the addon, fn buttons, or power management(there is a brightness slider there). Prehaps I should try various commands?
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For most of the functions in my EEEPC, I had to use xbindkeys and bind the function keys to a shell script or a command. For example, I have the fn-f12 (volume up) bound to the command "amixer -c 0 sset Master 1%+", which increases the volume by 1%.

To install this, type: sudo apt-get install xbindkeys xbindkeys-config


Then, run xbindkeys, and it should give you instructions for installing it. After that, add "xbindkeys" to the ubuntu startup applications. Finally, configure it using xbindkeys-config
Edited by sailerboy - 6/9/10 at 10:46pm
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post #24 of 44
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somehow it worked and 10.04 is running. however the brightness is still not working. not on the addon, fn buttons, or power management(there is a brightness slider there). Prehaps I should try various commands?
The Brightness addon -should- work. Did you try controlling it with your arrow keys? Clicking the addon icon, then use your arrow keys to adjust it.

You can also click Applications > Ubuntu Software Center > Search for "LCD brightness". One of the available downloads could help you. If you have a Vaio or a Toshiba laptop, there are specific programs available for it. If you have a GeForce card, there is one in there for it as well.
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Oh crap... that's right, you're running Wubi. It should still work out of the box. Are you still getting the Windows bootloader or are you now getting a new one - the GRUB bootloader?
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post #26 of 44
I was thinking the same thing....

I try to never use wubi as it is crap...


You should be able to push and hold the fn button on your laptop and then push the button that adjusts your brightness to dim or brighten it.
 
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post #27 of 44
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I was thinking the same thing....

I try to never use wubi as it is crap...


You should be able to push and hold the fn button on your laptop and then push the button that adjusts your brightness to dim or brighten it.
Obviously I tried the fn keys. Also why is wubi crap?

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Oh crap... that's right, you're running Wubi. It should still work out of the box. Are you still getting the Windows bootloader or are you now getting a new one - the GRUB bootloader?
Both I think first its the windows one which asks me W7, Vista(not installed just too lazy to remove it) or Ubuntu. Then when i choose Ubuntu grub ask which type of ubuntu like in recover mode etc..
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post #28 of 44
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I'd fully convert to Ubuntu on my laptop but I have 100gb of stuff on Win7 and no way to get them off(meaning no external hard drives).
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post #29 of 44
your professor is an a$$ , you need atleast like 5 days to get linux running right if you dont know what you are doing, you have to wanna do it or you will just get frustrated and give up.


you can run linux in a virtual machine but that may complicate things if you arent good at computers in that way. or you should have another computer to reference to and a usb driver or something so you can transfer files if you cant get your network card to work.

have you installed ubuntu yet?
    
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The Brightness addon -should- work. Did you try controlling it with your arrow keys? Clicking the addon icon, then use your arrow keys to adjust it.

You can also click Applications > Ubuntu Software Center > Search for "LCD brightness". One of the available downloads could help you. If you have a Vaio or a Toshiba laptop, there are specific programs available for it. If you have a GeForce card, there is one in there for it as well.
i have smartdimmer install. it was on there as default but i cant find it in apps or system.
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