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I used the top answer on this as basis for my own script for managing backlight brightness: Brightness Controls Not Working on a Dell Inspiron N4010 Laptop Unlike OP ( user152748 ) there and similarly to you, backlight controls were basically working, but i just wanted the ability to fine tune it. This method will not affect how your normal backlight ...


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To help other people, which are struggling with an equivalent issue, I will post here my solution. Thanks to @bain I got to this thread New laptop (Skylake) cannot boot Xubuntu even with boot parameters where an equivalent problem was posted. There solution was to add some kernel flags to the boot options, therefore I tried it and got into Ubuntu Live USB ...


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Finally the official package libfprint0 in repo of 15.10 does support this reader(138a:0017). I have a T440p with same fingerprint reader, I've tried it some weeks ago as login credential. Now I give it up, because comparing with windows driver and application, its accuracy is a bit poor; but at least, it can be correctly recognized by system.


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On a *50 series ThinkPad (Intel Broadwell) you should install the newest available kernel (4.2 from Wily) and graphics stack (from Vivid): sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-wily xserver-xorg-core-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-vivid libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-vivid Refer ...


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How to Install Emacs 24.4 in Ubuntu: I couldnt find the PPA repository that contains Emacs 24.4. Fortunately, it’s not hard to build it from the source tarball. I’ve done it successfully in 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If have the old Emacs 24.3 installed, you may first remove it from Ubuntu Software Center so that you can install the new version over it. ...


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The solution listed here works perfectly: Intel wireless 8260 - unclaimed network (I don't have enough reputation to vote or comment, so I'm doing it this way).



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