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    [all variants] Custom ISO with Burg?

    I've got a Lenovo B570 that runs Ubuntu very well...
    That is after I replaced the wifi card and installed an SSD...
    Anyhow, my issue is this:
    Any time I've had to reinstall (I prefer doing full...
  2. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    I also had problems with GRUB even with the partitioning scheme they suggested. I ended up using the older instructions they had for installing GRUB1 (it's quoted by someone in the first few pages)...
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    [all variants] /usr usage - no barriers?

    Good morning, all.

    Does much ever get written to /usr unless you are installing something? Is /usr usually only being read from?

    I'm thinking of moving /usr to its own partition and making it a...
  4. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    Was the battery life much better in Windows? I never used the Windows that came with it and I bought this laptop to go UP to the current 3.5 hours. ;) My last laptop would only get 30 minutes if I...
  5. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 x64 on Lenovo (U)EFI + GPT fix WLAN + Power / Update

    Just in case anyone has had the same issue:
    After a few months of fighting with my wifi card (the Broadcom BCM4313) where all wireless connections would just drop out randomly and I had to disable...
  6. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 x64 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    You also have to mount /boot. I have a similar set up from yours and I had a similar issue.
  7. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    My wireless just froze again while I was trying to sync the git sources for Android. (Used 16 simultaneous streams.) >.<

    EDIT: Pay87, can you dd an img of your bios updating usb drive? (Don't...
  8. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    Speaking of BIOS's, I'm thinking of trying:
    http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-Dupe-Lenovo-B570-1068A8U-Whitelist-Mod-Request
    extracting the bios from:...
  9. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    Has anyone had any issues with the wifi stalling when downloading something off bittorrent? Trying to download an Ubuntu ISO runs fine for a while then stalls the wifi. I have to turn off the wifi...
  10. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    I removed the GPT partitioning scheme all together in mine.

    On another note: Does anyone else notice that the volume on this laptop is VERY low? (I'm not dual booting so I don't know if it's...
  11. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    Here are a few more energy tweaks:
    i915.lvds_downclock=1
    i915.i915_enable_fbc=1
    And the options you mentioned already. I'm actually using a kernel patched to properly work with aspm, so the force...
  12. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    Update: I installed Burg and I have it working fine. I haven't had any issues, yet. I've even themed it to match my current theme for plymouth, KDM, and KDE's Plasma (and icons).
  13. Re: How to install Ubuntu 11.10 on a Lenovo (U)EFI system (tested on S205, B570)

    I followed this guide and it worked out great. I have kubuntu booting smoothly. I didn't even have to play around with the brightness controls as they worked out of the box. My question is this:...
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    [all variants] Re: ATI Closed Source vs Open Source issues

    It looks like the power draw is still a good 10W-12W higher with the open source drivers than with the closed sourced drivers. I guess I'm going to have to keep to the closed source drivers on my...
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    [all variants] Re: ATI Closed Source vs Open Source issues

    It turns out the issue was with the kernel I was using and the switch I was using (which is why both the stock kernel and the 2.6.38 kernel failed. I had used the stock kernel with the bad switch and...
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    [all variants] Re: ATI Closed Source vs Open Source issues

    I thought the same so after running after that walkthrough, I ended up reinstalling Kubuntu on a free partition but I'm running into the same problem. If I leave it as is, I can't get accelerated...
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    [all variants] Re: ATI Closed Source vs Open Source issues

    I'm having issues with getting the open source driver to work. I've had it working before but stopped using it because of the power draw and overheating issues but now I can't seem to make it work...
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    [all variants] Re: ATI Closed Source vs Open Source issues

    As an update and a bump:

    I have found a reference to using radeon.dynpm=1 in grub to enable dynamic power management but I've also found many references (although older posts) of people with...
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    [all variants] ATI Closed Source vs Open Source issues

    Hello guys and girls,

    I have an Acer Aspire 5740G with the following specs:
    i5 520m
    4GB DDR3
    ATI HD 5650 (unfortunately, the igp in the i5 is disabled in the BIOS and cannot not be enabled to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Toshiba L505D ACPI issue with 9.1/9.04

    Same patch that works with the Ubuntu kernel from GIT. Did you see the comment about improving DSDT table extraction? I'm looking forward to something like this being built in.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Toshiba L505D ACPI issue with 9.1/9.04

    Instead of using wget, you have to know how to use git.
    I'll try to put a walkthrough together, later. ^_^
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    [SOLVED] Re: Toshiba L505D ACPI issue with 9.1/9.04

    http://justkitchen.info/kernel/linux-image-2.6.32.10+drm33.1-l505d-fix-00002-gc70930f-dirty_2.6.32.10+drm33.1-l505d-fix-00002-gc70930f-dirty-10.00.Custom_i386.deb...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Toshiba L505D ACPI issue with 9.1/9.04

    The patch worked! I am currently running Ubuntu with the Ubuntu kernel compiled from the Ubuntu git.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Toshiba L505D ACPI issue with 9.1/9.04

    There's a new patch that I'm going to try on the Ubuntu kernel from git. If it works, it would be the first time we got an Ubuntu kernel working. I also submitted a request to get some help with...
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    Re: HOWTO Fix A Buggy DSDT File

    I've got a Toshiba L505D with a severely broken DSDT table.
    It has the bug outlined here.

    (ACPI table overridden after boot)
    The DSDT that overrides it is completely broken. The DSDT that we...
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