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If you are used to OS X you can google 'Macbuntu' and find detailed instructions on how to change Ubuntu to look like OS X. About the keyboard-shortcuts, the answer has been posted down below. Next, gnome do serves as a good alternative for quicksilver. indicator synapse is the Linux equivalent of spotlight. Also there are some good touch pad drivers online ...
You have a Focaltech touchpad and the driver from my ppa should work. But it looks like I made a small mistake and did not add dependency of linux-generic-lts-vivid in the last version for trusty. The driver did not install for your current kernel. You need to run sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid and reboot. That will upgrade your kernel ...
Run in terminal sudo sed -i 's/quiet splash/quiet splash acpi_osi=/' /etc/default/grub sudo update-grub Then reboot. The keys must work. You will probably need to create a file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf with this content Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option "Backlight" "intel_backlight" ...
Ubuntu doesn't kill your USB 3.0 Chipset. Maybe you had a voltage spike when reset or the proverbial cosmic ray, or more probably: a bug in the firmware caused the problem! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Anyway it is a problem that was not caused by Ubuntu.
You can turn on backlight by this command sudo tee /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/brightness <<< 3 This will set it to maximum. The number at the end means brightness ( 0 - 3). You can link this command to some hot key combination. You can also read article regarding setting up Ambient Light Sensor.
To enable the backlight: echo 2 | sudo tee /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/brightness The 2 at echo 2 | can be changed to a value between 0 - 3, with 3 being the brightest. To disable the backlight, enter: echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/class/leds/asus::kbd_backlight/brightness
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