I'm using a UL30A and recently quite disturbed by the screen brightness bug. On battery, idling causes the laptop to change screen brightness. Changing the setting from power management to prevent dimming while idling apparently doesn't work. Because I worked under low light environment, I set brightness to really low. When idling, it actually changes my brightness up!
Moreover, there also seems to be another problem moving my cursor after "dimming". The expected behaviour of the laptop should be to make the laptop to return to previous setting. However, it seems to reset it to something else (probably the default under power management)!
just got the UL-30 and promptly put ubuntu on it. Only real complaint is that the touchpad fixes don't work, and the random taps are really driving me nuts. Any progress on this would be fantastic...
if anyone's curious, i can show you what i've tried so far.
It did not work for me but perhaps it will work for someone else.
My touchpad is still being detected as a "ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse"
Does the following trick work?
EDIT: Of course there is a problem with the /etc/modprobe.d/eeepc file. Is there an equivalent on the UL30?
EDIT2: Maybe another solution here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...82/comments/33
EDIT3: They seem to claim it is fixed: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...5?comments=all
Changed in linux-source-2.6.22 (Ubuntu):
status: Won't Fix → Fix Released
Last edited by fde; November 26th, 2009 at 05:31 PM.
What about that?
And for the previous solution, did you install the gsynaptics-elantech package?