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by roblm
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning
Replies: 16
Views: 4233

Re: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning

Now a decision must be made for the scan codes to use for Fn+F3 and Fn+F4. From using showkey the scancodes for Fn+F3 were: 0xe0 0x58 0xe0 0xd8 0xe0 0x58 was generated when the key was pressed and 0xe0 0xd8 when the key was released. The 0xe0 is just a so called prefix. Looking at the results from F...
by roblm
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad
Replies: 33
Views: 12852

Re: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad

The source of your problem is the same as in this link below, which is the Elantech touchpad not being correctly recognized by the kernel. Otherwise "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" would be displayed instead of "PS/2 Elantech Touchpad" after running the command xinput. So your touchpad is functioning as ...
by roblm
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning
Replies: 16
Views: 4233

Re: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning

Could you use showkey again for the Fn+F11 and Fn+F12 key combinations in the tty1 virtual console.
The output from using showkey is different from using the command "/lib/udev/keymap -i input/event3".

Also run this command in the Terminal: cat /sys/class/dmi/id/sys_vendor
by roblm
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning
Replies: 16
Views: 4233

Re: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning

Try loading the asus-nb-wmi kernel module with this command and then check the function of the keyboard backlight: modprobe asus-nb-wmi If the kernel is correctly recognizing the function keys that are pressed then a scancode should be generated, which is then mapped to a keycode. This can be clearl...
by roblm
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning
Replies: 16
Views: 4233

Re: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning

Instead of showing different scancodes when pressing Fn+F3 and Fn+F4, your result shows the same scancode, which is mapped to the left control key. Here is an example of what I was expecting to see when pressing the function keys for keyboard illumination down and up: scan code: 0x97 key code: kbdil...
by roblm
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning
Replies: 16
Views: 4233

Re: [Solved] CLI Command for Keyboard Background Lightning

james3, Your problem isn't the same as drmccoy had, so a separate topic probably should have been started. You can try a method using the udev kernel event manager that has worked on Samsung laptops that had no keyboard backlight control but I don't know if it will work for your Asus laptop. Informa...
by roblm
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity
Replies: 16
Views: 3955

Re: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity

Here are some more suggestions. Check for a BIOS upgrade. I don't know how old your laptop is but there was a patch available for older laptops that corrected the problem of Elantech touchpads not being recognized properly. Sometimes these patches are already included in the latest linux distributio...
by roblm
Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Touchpad cursor too sensitive
Replies: 21
Views: 22948

Re: [SOLVED] Touchpad cursor too sensitive

I've tried every pair of numbers up to 39 42 with unfortunately no change to my super-sensitive pad. But I am running Mint from a CD. Would that make a difference? From what I've read in the forums, for most of the time, how devices function using the live installation disk is the same after instal...
by roblm
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Cinnamon14] Screen off after resume from suspend
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Re: [Cinnamon14] Screen off after resume from suspend

Since your "pm-suspend.log" file shows a failure of the network manager in suspending, then I would suggest disabling your wired or wireless network connection first and try suspending, since they can cause suspend/resume problems. If that solves the problem then post the output of running these com...
by roblm
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mouse Curve Startup
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Mouse Curve Startup

You didn't answer my question about why you need to run that command. Are you having a problem with the mouse action? You can run this command to get your present mouse acceleration values: xset q | grep -A 1 Pointer You will probably get the result: acceleration: 1/1 threshold: 1 which are the valu...
by roblm
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mouse Curve Startup
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Mouse Curve Startup

What Mint edition are you using?
Are you trying to change the mouse acceleration values? The xset command that you list are the default values.
Where are you trying to run the command from? Is it in Startup Applications?
by roblm
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity
Replies: 16
Views: 3955

Re: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity

UPDATED 10-25-13: Don't use the following method to manually create an "xorg.conf" file. You can try this method to try to get your system to recognize the touchpad correctly. This is the first time I have suggested using this method, after doing a lot of research into these kind of problems. It ha...
by roblm
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Script Boot problems
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Script Boot problems

moepkid, Here is a method of running a script while resuming from suspend using gsettings. You didn't state what edition of Mint you're using. If you're using Mint 14 or 15 Cinnamon or Mate then use the informaton in the link below. Go to my last post. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&...
by roblm
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Change the size of the menu?
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Change the size of the menu?

One way to make the menu .75 inches narrower is to remove all the favorites buttons in the left column and then remove the 3 system buttons and replace them with the "Quit Applet", which is placed in the panel just under the menu. You can make a new Favorites category but will have to create new lau...
by roblm
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to remove quit/shutdown button from menu
Replies: 2
Views: 3473

Re: How to remove quit/shutdown button from menu

To eliminate the Quit button type this command in the Terminal: gksudo gedit /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/menu@cinnamon.org/applet.js In the menu at the top click > Search > Find, and type "Shutdown" in the window. Place a /* followed by a space in front of the line: //Shutdown button so it will look...
by roblm
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity
Replies: 16
Views: 3955

Re: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity

Another boot parameter that could have been tried if you had a /etc/default/grub file was adding the line: psmouse.force_elantech=1 When you ran the command: grep -i TouchPad /proc/bus/input/devices the output didn't give the information I wanted. Run this command: gedit /proc/bus/input/devices and ...
by roblm
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity
Replies: 16
Views: 3955

Re: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity

If you open the Synaptic Package Manager and do a search for "synaptics", is the package
"xserver-xorg-input-synaptics" installed?
by roblm
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity
Replies: 16
Views: 3955

Re: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity

There is the posibility that you're experiencing IRQ losses related to the i8042 controller (this device handles the keyboard and the touchpad of many laptops). To check this, do the following: Run this command in the Terminal: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Add the line: i8042.nomux=1 after the word ...
by roblm
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bargain graphics card or not???
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Bargain graphics card or not???

I think the graphics card in your link should work well in Mint 15. I have the GeForce 210 card and have used it in Mint 14 and Mint 15 installations without any problems in overall performance or overheating. I always use fanless cards in my system builds. The price when converted to dollars is abo...
by roblm
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity
Replies: 16
Views: 3955

Re: Avatar Ultrabook Tocuhpad Oddity

Does the cursor only jump if your hands are close to the touchpad? Does turning on "disable while typing" or disabling scrolling in System Settings have any effect? From looking at your "Xorg.0.log" file, it appears that there is a configuration problem for the touchpad. It is being added as a devic...

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