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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.
the fn buttons work in w7.
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the fn buttons work in w7.
For quite a few years now a minor war has been going on or at least a power struggle as to what should handle hardware resources, BIOS or OpSys. The whole EFI thing has grown out of it and PNP has been an issue for more than a decade.

It used to be that Linux did not intrude on BIOS and it was necessary or desirable to set "PNP OS Installed?" to "No". Windows might complain but it dealt with having less control than God.

Rothen's point is to make it easy on yourself and eliminate the variable. It may give Linux what it needs and Windows will cope. Maybe I'm biased but I would eliminate the who;e WUBI thing and do a proper install, There is greater functionality with Linux if it has a proper file system and NTFS is not it. It just doesn't have the extended attributes capabilities that Linux file systems have.
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For quite a few years now a minor war has been going on or at least a power struggle as to what should handle hardware resources, BIOS or OpSys. The whole EFI thing has grown out of it and PNP has been an issue for more than a decade.

It used to be that Linux did not intrude on BIOS and it was necessary or desirable to set "PNP OS Installed?" to "No". Windows might complain but it dealt with having less control than God.

Rothen's point is to make it easy on yourself and eliminate the variable. It may give Linux what it needs and Windows will cope. Maybe I'm biased but I would eliminate the who;e WUBI thing and do a proper install, There is greater functionality with Linux if it has a proper file system and NTFS is not it. It just doesn't have the extended attributes capabilities that Linux file systems have.
I would get rid of Win7 but i things standing in my way:
I have 100gb of movies and music on win7 and no way to get it off my computer(i could transfer it over to ubuntu thou) so I cant do a clean uninstall.
Minor issues:
Brightness problems
Buttons on various flashs app dont work like on youtube.
Brightness problem
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Greetz
I am not even remotely suggesting you ditch Win 7. What I am suggesting is

1) Run the LiveCD "try Ubuntu" portion to see if your luck is any better w/ brightness
(this is just to have it known rather than guessed)
^Note - Might be worthwhile to burn and run Puppy Live as it's designed for older laptops

2) Ideally identify your graphics chipset and search Ubuntu forums to see if anyone has succeeded

3) Assuming there is at least a decent possibility of success, do a proper install giving Ubuntu it's own partition formatted in a Linux file system

4) We'll find out about the buttons but Flash is guaranteed to work. Let's solve brightness first

Note - All of this should be preceded by checking BIOS as Rothen recommended. No sense in loose ends and guesswork.
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