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  1. [ubuntu] How do I use the command line to change screen brightness?

    simple question
    how do i use the command line to change screen brightness? and how do i get it to fix that brightness permanently?
    I'm just trying to figure out how to do things without using the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Realtek RTL8188CE

    I found a dongle and plugged it in and now it seems to be working better but its slower and it still crashes and reconnects itself every 5 mins
    is there a way i can tell it not to bother asking me...
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    [ubuntu] Webcam not working

    I am having trouble getting the webcam to work properly
    I installed cheese and the webcam showed my picture and I was able to take a photo but when i tried to record myself the program crashed.
    now...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.10 wireless keeps disconecting

    should i type in this???
    sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.10 wireless keeps disconecting

    I did find this webpage
    bernaerts.dyndns.org/linux/230-ubuntu-setup-wifi-commandline

    and it says there is a bug
    tom@tom-Monza-T200:~$ hwinfo --netcard
    > hal.1: read hal dataprocess 2190:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.10 wireless keeps disconecting

    im sorry but i have no idea how to change my encyption
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cheese wont record

    thanks downloaded it, but cant get the sound to work......
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.10 wireless keeps disconecting

    yeah its still messed up a day later.....
    its strange because the computer tells me that its connected but then i try and open firefox and i get no connection
    i have been thinking that it may be a...
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    [ubuntu] Cheese wont record

    Im not sure if you deal with these problems here in this forum, if not then sorry and do you know a forum that does or do have to go to gnome and report a bug???

    anyhow i am running ubuntu 12.10...
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    Re: Totem won't play DVD

    thanks
    i put vlc player in also and it works nicely
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    Totem won't play DVD

    I have ubuntu 12.10 64bit
    i read the documentation for totem and it simply says that you insert the disk then open totem then click on movie and click play, i can click on movie but i can't click...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.10 wireless keeps disconecting

    ok actually when i did all the above i had the wireless thingy disactivated because it just keeps popping up and anoying me all the time
    so i reactivated it

    tom@tom-Monza-T200:~$ iwconfig
    eth0 ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.10 wireless keeps disconecting

    ok first one....

    tom@tom-Monza-T200:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Realtek RTL8188CE

    the wireless keeps disconnecting even though the symbol in the top right of the desktop says they are connected

    i had no wireless at all when i first installed ubuntu and so i ran the command...
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    Re: Different desktop for Unity

    It worked!!!!!!!
    not sure how but i just rebooted and its working again
    i guess that once all the packages were downloaded it just fixed itself
    your help is much apreciated!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Different desktop for Unity

    ok didnt see your message because i didnt see the second page on the thread
    i cant copy and paste the information because the gui isnt working
    i am writing all of this on a second computer the...
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    Re: Different desktop for Unity

    i think the wireless is not working on my new computer because it needs a new driver
    i am also uncertain if it is working or not when i plug it in because when i use the command sudo apt-get update...
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    Re: Different desktop for Unity

    the computer at the end of that recomended that i run sudo apt-get update so i did and now its saying error.....failed to fetch..........
    some index files failed to download, they have been ignored,...
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    Re: Different desktop for Unity

    ok i reread your instruction and i ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and it said the missing package will be installed "linux image ect" and it said 1 upgraded and 0 to be upgraded and then it said need...
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    Re: Different desktop for Unity

    ok i figured out that the wifi wasnt working, so plugged the computer in and reran sudo gep-apt update and sudo get-apt upgrade and it downloaded all the packages like you said however you said that...
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    Re: Different desktop for Unity

    when i try sudo apt-get dist-upgrade it gives me a long list of all the packages that will be installed and then i say yes but then it says it cant verify any of the packages and if say yes anyway...
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    Re: Different desktop for Unity

    when i try sudo apt-get update i get error messages
    its failing to fetch something......
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    stuck on command line can't reinstall ubuntu

    i brought a brand new laptop
    wiped windows 8 off and installed ubuntu 64bit 12.10 unity, (latest)
    then i wanted to swap the desktop for an earlier version
    i did "sudo apt-get install...
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    Re: tried to swap unity for different desktop and now all i get is a command line

    i closed down the computer and reopened and i still have the command line so i guess like you said i will have to install something else
    how do i do that?

    i ran the man apt-get and it gave me an...
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    Re: tried to swap unity for different desktop and now all i get is a command line

    i ran the second command sudo apt-get install -f
    its says. reading package list ....done
    building dependency tree
    reading state information.....done
    the following package was automatically...
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