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Nov
23
comment Automatic screen brightness on Ubuntu 14.10 not working right, manual controls not working at all
Good - this works quite well and allows some control over brightness. Is there a way to turn off automatic control (ambient light sensing)? I know the laptop's camera is being used because if I cover the camera lens, it dims the screen right down automatically.
Nov
23
revised Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755
tidied up the grammar and formatting
Nov
23
asked Automatic screen brightness on Ubuntu 14.10 not working right, manual controls not working at all
Nov
23
comment Unable to change screen brightness with hotkeys on Ubuntu 14.10
Doesn't work for me. Brightness controls don't work in a fresh 14.10 install. Previously (14.04), the brightness controls worked fine.
Nov
23
comment Toshiba u840: Hotkeys don't work after upgrading to 14.10
I don't understand this. You are editing C source code, converting #define (a C macro keyword) into define (not valid syntax). You would need to recompile the source code to have any effect. I can't see how this could possibly help.
Nov
23
suggested suggested edit on Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755
Nov
9
comment Upgraded to 14.10, brightness control quit working - Intel HD 4400
This did not solve the problem on my Samsung. I tried both the xorg.conf.d and the Grub approach too. Neither worked.
Sep
29
comment What is difference between #!/bin/sh and #!/bin/bash?
bash is a de facto standard (very widely used) but it is not "standard"; sh on Ubuntu uses dash, which is a Posix-compliant shell, so it is really standard. My advice is to use dash as often as possible for scripting, especially for server-side scripts. Although bash is more expressive, dash runs quite a lot faster and is more secure.
Aug
11
suggested suggested edit on How can I quickly make a large file?
Apr
22
comment How to install Ruby Ripper, or another app that does MP3s through a GUI
Works for me. Note that the double-arrow on the first line should be a single arrow, for explicit overwrite of the target file. Otherwise it grows every time this is repeated.
Jan
18
awarded  Editor
Jan
18
revised How to remove old Linux kernel modules »tp_smapi«?
updated for 12.10
Jan
18
suggested suggested edit on How to remove old Linux kernel modules »tp_smapi«?
Jun
27
answered How do I fix the locale problems that seems to turn up when I use VPSs
Nov
26
awarded  Supporter
May
20
awarded  Tumbleweed
May
14
awarded  Teacher
May
13
answered Does the server edition support at least 8 cores in SMP mode?
May
13
answered How to monitor my Wireless connection