Smaller brightness steps with the Asus N56VB and Ubuntu

Ubuntu on the laptop is definitely maturing. We're way past "at least it boots" and now that survival is ensured, it is time for luxury illnesses. One of those on the Asus N56VB is handling of screen brightness which, for my taste, comes in too steep steps. Especially the minimum brightness is still too bright … Continue reading Smaller brightness steps with the Asus N56VB and Ubuntu

Fixing screen brightness on a Samsung R60 and Ubuntu 10.04

Finally the day came when all the clean installs in the world will not make Vista any faster on my old Samsung R60 (1.5 Ghz Dualcore), so I figured it's time for a Linux distro. Apart from high power consumption (it's a known bug [1]) nearly everything worked as expected, left two things: I wasn't … Continue reading Fixing screen brightness on a Samsung R60 and Ubuntu 10.04