the fn key thingy should be updated in the first post as I haven't had the time to fix this on mine (i discovered the u36jc setup guide just today) and used another fix for it.
also dual graphics im not too sure about it yet, i installed ironhide and i think i messed up the config when choosing the output screen so i had to remove it and it messed up the whole system to point of non-return (e.g. fresh install).
But how does things work out? Compiz? Does the Unity Wokrplace manager run smoothly?
Greatly thankful for your time and answers!
I've sadly only managed to run my machine with failsafe graphics until now so I dont know if the intel HD onboard can manage compiz. Gotta install or unity-3d unity-2d (sudo apt-get install unity-2d and then select unity-2d in login window options).
Also if you plan on disabling the nvidia, please read the setup guide above as well asthis page.
but I have to say that I find unity deeply repulsive, I need a normal desktop and compiz is a waste of time ^__^ I mean, glitters are for windows because the inside is hiding the ugly and rusty carcasse of 3.1, but I disgress.
hello out there! Im so glad I found this thread, and its only some hours old
On my first install I was able to get the real Unity (Unity 3d) to work (I do love it...) but then I tried to install the latest nvidia drivers from the nvidia website and gdm/x died on me.
After a ubuntu reinstall (solving problems the easy way...) unity 3d does not work anymore.
When installing ubuntu for the first time I first started Windows 7 and there selected the nvidia 520m (performance mode) and then rebooted and installed ubuntu. Then Unity 3d worked. the second time I first had ubuntu without any GUI and then formatted the drive and reinstalled. then unity 3d did not work.
I confirm that the fn keys does not work, and in skype the video is upside down. But the multitouch seems to work though
Well what is ubuntu without a little fidgeting? Haha... Well Im glad FN-keys are working.
There are ways to get the webcam to work for the U36JC, and also a guide on how you turn of the nvidia graphics (dont run these drivers!!) - did you check it out? Hopefully it will make things easier for you.
- “ZZ” Icon (F1): Places the Notebook PC in suspend mode.
- Radio Tower (F2): Toggles theinternal wireless LAN on.
- Sun Down Icon (F5): Decreases the display brightness.
- Sun Up Icon (F6): Increases the display brightness.
- LCD Icon (F7): Toggles the display panel on and off.
- LCD/Monitor Icons (F8): Toggles between the Notebook PC’s LCD display and an external monitor.
- Num Lk (Ins): Toggles the numeric keypad on and off.
- Scr Lk (Del):
- Crossed-out Touchpad (F9)
- Crossed Speaker Icons (F10)
- Speaker Down Icon (F11)
- Speaker Up Icon (F12)
- Stop (Up Arrow)
- Play/Pause (Down Arrow)
- Next (Right Arrow)
- Previous (Left Arrow)
observe that this is with an out of the box setup. Ubuntu 11.04, x86.
Last edited by olof_; August 31st, 2011 at 01:21 AM. Reason: got scroll lock confirmed working.
anyway, follow updates for bumblebee on twitter. latest release yesterday.
Last edited by adrien214; August 25th, 2011 at 08:20 AM.
Anyone bought the one with an SSD drive (I think usually a 160GB one) instead of the magnetic disk hard drive? In that case, what manufacturer and model is it? I've been trying to find this out, but seems almost like some kind of secret, which makes me reluctant to buying.