About the brigthness problem, thanks mjcritchie
OK, this is what I did, based on the information here: http://swiss.ubuntuforums.org/showth...1217421&page=3
Open up a terminal window and type:
You may have to enter your administrator password.Code:gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
That should open up a text file in gedit. Look for the lines that look a bit like this:
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset acpi_backlight=vendor"
The line that I've put in bold is the one I changed. I can't remember what the default value was, but if you copy and paste what I've got above, you should be fine.
Save and close the gedit window.
Back in your terminal type:
This should update the changes you've made to grub.Code:sudo update-grub
Let me know if it works
Ok, I did exactly what you post, and now screen brightness works well adjusting xbacklight on the console but not directly on keyboard. Perhaps is due to the fact I'm using KDE 4, but this is enough for me.
Thank-you very much for your help.
P.D. I will look forward for the solution of the other issues and if I find something i will let you kown.
I'm glad it, sort of, worked!
Yes, I should have mentioned that I'm on Ubuntu 9.10. I suppose things are a bit different on Kubuntu.
I had 9.10 running fine on my laptop (upgraded from 9.04) until the speakers died and I sent it back for fixing - Acer returned it to me with new speakers and HDD and Vista installed.
Reinstalled 9.10 from DVD and now no sound and also no hardware keys for volume / bluetooth / wifi etc. Any ideas?
did someone tried the 10.04 beta?
how much time do you get from the standard battery (just surfing the web, and doing light stuff)?
Currently got 10.04 installed. Haven't really noticed any improvement in the battery life.
Can manage three hours at a push I reckon.
Argh. Recently the fan has been running non-stop, even though the CPU temperature never seems to go above 40°C.
I've tried various solutions posted on these forums, but to no avail. Can anyone help?