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Thread: My many ubuntu problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    My many ubuntu problems

    Ubuntu 10.10 has given me multiple problems on my dell inspiron 1545.

    Problem 1: Touchpad is incorrectly recognized as a P/2 Generic mouse, and thus I can't edit my touchpad settings, the mouse moves slowly, and I lost use of side-scroll.

    Problem 2: The proprietary driver (though not ubuntu) for my graphics card messes up the system. It is obviously searching painfully to find it every time i boot.

    Problem 3: Heat. When I run on my windows 7 partition, my computer will get warm of course, but it gets hot in ubuntu 10.10. It worries me.

    Problem 4: Power usage (and battery conservation). I've used powertop, tried laptop-mode, putting everything on its lowest settings, clocking my cpu down. No matter what, Even when I get 5 hours on a single charge in windows, Ubuntu is lucky to give me 2 hours.

    I love the look of ubuntu, and I like the programs in it. But I need to have a system that I can use fully. If anyone has solved these problems, I'd appreciate some advice.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: My many ubuntu problems

    The abnormal heat issue, short battery and the graphic driver might be all related.

    please post the output of
    lspci | grep VGA
    @other people: for some reason I cant figure out how to get one's mouse info from the system. lspci and xinput --list doesn't seem to have any info about the mouse....
    "Microsoft Windows: A collection of 32bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16bit patch to an 8bit O.S. originally coded for a 4bit microprocessor written by a 2bit company who cant stand 1 bit of competition." Jargon File 4.4.7


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