viking777 wrote:...To do this I adopt exactly the same procedure as a windows user would - I press the function key along with the brightness up/down key...
viking777 wrote:You and your friend must have some seriously weird laptops.
monkeyboy wrote:Remember this post of yours?
gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi="
eightup1 wrote:monkeyboy wrote:Remember this post of yours?
I do and my opinion hasn't changed even the slightest ... the more i use 12 the more i find wrong with it .... which is EXACTLY why i did not try putting Mint on a USB for my friend i tried 4 other distros .
i fully believe mint 13 will be better ... but in the mean time 12 is TRULY a pile of junk , at least for me on THIS laptop
eightup1 wrote: .. on the laptop im writing this from with mint 12 every time i boot i have to boot into the gnome dektop and go into setting and turn up the brightness then log out then log in to xfce otherwise there is no way to turn up the brightness . and there is NOOOOO way to make this a persistent setting , it's really annoying to the point where im probably going to go back to mint 9 the last version that worked perfectly .
eightup1 wrote:I dont even understand the direction that linux is going in now ... the whole purpose of linux used to be to have choices and be free to have the OS that YOU wanted . now with gnome 3 trying to be more like apple and focus on fancy bright good looks rather than functionality and even the Kernel team moving towards taking away controls and making things automatic all i see are giant steps backwards to the days when an installation of linux took several hours of command line wizardry to get it up and running . isn't the whole idea to get MORE people to try linux and get MORE funding so the project can move forward . Why is it going backwards so quickly I seriously don't understand it
lmintnewb wrote:...Can also see where a person could install an earlier version of the kernel and call it done, also should take all of a couple mins ... Install one of the gazillion versions that predate the dreaded changes ...
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