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Originally Posted by v193r View Post
Obviously I tried the fn keys. Also why is wubi crap?



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..
OH! So it boots from the Windows bootloader to GRUB. What happens if you pick the first boot option - the one with Ubuntu 10.04?
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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?
He is alright. Most people have it running as a Virtual Machine through VirtualBox. He didn't consider wubi an option until I mentioned it. I have it running alright.
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OH! So it boots from the Windows bootloader to GRUB. What happens if you pick the first boot option - the one with Ubuntu 10.04?
Oh didnt you read earlier. The boot fail problem got resolve magically(me not doing anything an just restarting in win7 then ubuntu). I am back to the problem with my brightness.
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i have smartdimmer install. it was on there as default but i cant find it in apps or system.
I've done some searching, and there seems to be problems with smartdimmer. What build/model is your laptop, and what video card is in it? I'm assuming nVidia. If it is nVidia, you should have the nVidia control panel available under System > Preferences. In there, you -should- be able to change the brightness. I'd give you a walkthrough on it if I could, but my laptop has an ATI Mobility card, which isn't supported. So I can't even open the Catalyst controller. Your best bet is to just do searches instead of depending on live response on a forum. Chances are, others have already beat your milestones, and you can find guides elsewhere without the wait. All the information I've given you is through searches, I'm new with Linux as well. Sorry I couldn't help you anymore.
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I've done some searching, and there seems to be problems with smartdimmer. What build/model is your laptop, and what video card is in it? I'm assuming nVidia. If it is nVidia, you should have the nVidia control panel available under System > Preferences. In there, you -should- be able to change the brightness. I'd give you a walkthrough on it if I could, but my laptop has an ATI Mobility card, which isn't supported. So I can't even open the Catalyst controller. Your best bet is to just do searches instead of depending on live response on a forum. Chances are, others have already beat your milestones, and you can find guides elsewhere without the wait. All the information I've given you is through searches, I'm new with Linux as well. Sorry I couldn't help you anymore.
my video card is neither. its some onboard card. i dont have a nvidia or ati cp.
I think i found a solution but i do not know how to use root command to drag files into places.
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/fix-your-l...-in-hardy.html
When I click and drag i complains i dont have permission.
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Yeah, thats pretty effed up for your professor to give you 1 day to install Linux and get it up and running, especially if none of you guys have used Linux before. I personally hate ubuntu with a passion and don't think it's the way to learn Linux, it's too automated, that's just me tho. Anyways, good luck and I'm suprised he's making you guys install Linux, unless this is a Linux OS class. If it's just a programming class then there should be no need.

He wants you to install emacs?...VI FTW!
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my video card is neither. its some onboard card. i dont have a nvidia or ati cp.
I think i found a solution but i do not know how to use root command to drag files into places.
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/fix-your-l...-in-hardy.html
When I click and drag i complains i dont have permission.
I don't really know the method for getting in done via graphical desktop. But if you're willing to use a console, just do this. If you use sudo, just do that instead of su.

Code:
su
(type your root password)
cp /directory/of/file.sh /directory/of/file.sh.bak
mv /directory/of/new/file.sh /directory/of/old/file.sh
exit
exit
This will create a backup of your original file, and overwrite the old file with your new one.
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When I click and drag i complains i dont have permission.
You can't move anything that's not in your /home/****** directory without root permissions. No user is an administrator of the system in a Linux based system, other than the root. A user can give himself root permissions by using the sudo command.
Code:
sudo mv '/path/to/file' '/path/to/destination'
You can drag and drop the files/folders into the terminal.

Or.... you could open the file manager in root for a GUI approach. This is easier for most people.
Code:
gksu nautilus
With these two methods, you can bypass those permission issues.
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i found a folder where there is asus-brightness-down and asus-brightness-down.
It is in etc/acpi/events.
if the files are there why is brightness fn button not working neither is the wifi button.
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i found a folder where there is asus-brightness-down and asus-brightness-down.
It is in etc/acpi/events.
if the files are there why is brightness fn button not working neither is the wifi button.
I wouldn't play around with the files too much. Instead, open up the BIOS and look for settings that may help with letting the BIOS work with the brightness and wifi buttons. On my laptop there is a section for "On Board LAN Control" and "Wi-Fi Control". Check if these settings are enabled in your BIOS if you haven't already.

Also a good idea would be to check for restricted "Hardware Drivers" for basic things that your computer needs to function. Things like Wifi drivers are included, and my laptop needs them for the wireless to function.
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