Now I'm not the most literate when it comes to linux. I wanted to Ubuntu because it seemed like easiest way to get Linux on my omputer, which I need for my Computer Science coursework.
So to avoid the pain that often comes with trying to set-up Linux, I used the Windows Installer. Now I realize I traded away some performance for convenience, but I am okay with that. So far it seems like things are working well but I do have a few problems.
First off, it seems like I cannot edit my brightness settings. When I use my fn commands the Ubuntu bar representing brightness settings pops-up but the brightness does not actually change. This isn't the case for my sound though.
Another problem is that the fan is always working fast and I would also like to change that. It might be related to the problem of switchable graphics. Is there anyway I can force Ubuntu to use integrated graphics instead?
And one last question concerning hardware accesories. I have a dell mouse that I usually just plug into my computers, and the drivers install automatically. This does not seem to be the case using Ubuntu. Is there anyway around this?
Thanks a lot guys, and I really appreciate the support. I'm glad I've finally been able to make the transition to the good side