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by roblm
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thinkpad T43 temperature issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3628

Re: Thinkpad T43 temperature issue

Have you tried cleaning the laptop fans and vents? In the /etc/default/grub file you can try changing the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash” to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash pcie_aspm=force” In the Terminal type: gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub Make the change, save the file an...
by roblm
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 15 - Samsung backlit keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 7998

Re: Mint 15 - Samsung backlit keyboard

See if there is a samsung folder in /sys/class/leds. If there is, then list the full pathway to a "brightness" folder.
by roblm
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Brightness control problems
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Brightness control problems

Can't you control the brightness level through the Catalyst Control Center that is installed with the catalyst driver? You can try making these changes to the grub file. In the Terminal type: gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub. Change the line: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to one of the lin...
by roblm
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Reverse 2 and 3-finger tapping on synaptics touchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

Re: Reverse 2 and 3-finger tapping on synaptics touchpad

That's strange why you had to change the original command. Perhaps there was an error in one of the letters, characters or spacing, or the name of the touchpad was listed more than once when the xinput command was used. Either method should work but the advantage of using the words is that the id nu...
by roblm
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Reverse 2 and 3-finger tapping on synaptics touchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

Re: Reverse 2 and 3-finger tapping on synaptics touchpad

If you look at the property: Synaptics Tap Action (280): 2, 3, 0, 0, 1, 3, 0 there are seven numbers after 280, which is the id number of that property. These numbers correspond to the mouse button that is reported when tapping on different areas of the touchpad. The first four numbers correspond to...
by roblm
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 15 - Samsung backlit keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 7998

Re: Mint 15 - Samsung backlit keyboard

Adding commands to the /etc/default/grub file was going to be the next step, if working with the keymap configuration files didn't work. Looking over everything, I caught an error in the command: udevadm control - -reload-rules (UPDATED: Use: sudo adevadm trigger) There should not be a space between...
by roblm
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 15 - Samsung backlit keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 7998

Re: Mint 15 - Samsung backlit keyboard

It appears that the exact product name of your laptop is 700Z3C or 700Z5C. Whichever it is, you need to go back and replace the name 700Z with the correct product name. 700Z was used six times in making two files and two other lines in two other files. You will need to right click each file and sele...
by roblm
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Reverse 2 and 3-finger tapping on synaptics touchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

Re: Reverse 2 and 3-finger tapping on synaptics touchpad

Open the Terminal and type: xinput
Look in the list for a touchpad item, such as "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" and get it's id number on the right. Then type the command:
xinput list-props X
where X is the id number you got above. Post the result.
by roblm
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 15 - Samsung backlit keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 7998

Re: Mint 15 - Samsung backlit keyboard

Did you make any changes to the /etc/default/grub file? Did you follow the four steps in the bottom part of my last post completely? You created a /lib/udev/keymaps/samsung-700Z file with the contents below: 0xCE prog1 # FN+F1 System Settings 0x89 brightnessdown # FN+F2 Brightness down 0x88 brightne...
by roblm
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Freeze Up / Crash-adjusting backlight brightness
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Re: Freeze Up / Crash-adjusting backlight brightness

Are you having a problem with just the keyboard backlight and not the screen brightness? Does your laptop freeze like you described in your other post from October of 2009 with Mint 15 if the line “acpi_backlight=vendor” is missing from the grub file? You can try using these changes: GRUB_CMDLINE_LI...
by roblm
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Touchpad additional settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Touchpad additional settings?

I don't see anything in the properties list that would correspond with the “snap to” or glide functions you had in Windows. In searching the internet I haven't found any information so far that says these functions are supported in Linux. The only glide-like function would be the “Synaptics Coasting...
by roblm
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Touchpad additional settings?
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Re: Touchpad additional settings?

Do you have Mint 15 Mate installed or an older version? The Synaptics driver should already be installed. You can check by opening the Synaptic Package Manager and searching for synaptics. There should be a green box next to “xserver-xorg-input-synaptics”. I need information on the available propert...
by roblm
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is Nvidia 173 proprietary driver supported in Mint Olivia?
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Is Nvidia 173 proprietary driver supported in Mint Olivi

LateJunction: Today I installed Linux Mint 15 Mate on an extra partition of an older computer that has an Nvidia GeForce 6200 video card. There were no other drivers listed under Driver Manager. I then was able to install the Nvidia 173.14.37 proprietary driver. However, the installation was not as ...
by roblm
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touchpad driver sucks on Acer AO722
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Re: Touchpad driver sucks on Acer AO722

Your laptop is not the most Linux compatible. Check the following link: http://www.linlap.com/acer_aspire_one_722 39 out of 94 users of this laptop rated it only fair, poor or unusable. Did you try adjusting the settings in System Tools > System Settings > Mouse and Touchpad for Acceleration and Sen...
by roblm
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Keyboard Backlight on Asus Zenbook UX31a
Replies: 4
Views: 5345

Re: Keyboard Backlight on Asus Zenbook UX31a

Did you try the other modifications to the grub file. Click on the link below and go to my second post: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=133622 Some other changes not listed in that topic are below: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi='!Windows 2012'" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX...
by roblm
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Keyboard Backlight on Asus Zenbook UX31a
Replies: 4
Views: 5345

Re: Keyboard Backlight on Asus Zenbook UX31a

There are 3 methods you can try. The first is making a change to the /etc/default/grub file. See my second post in this topic for more detail: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=133622 Second is to install a newer kernel. This is usually recommended when no other method works, since it...
by roblm
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Brightnes always on max after reboot
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Brightnes always on max after reboot

Install xbacklight in the Synaptic Package Manager. Go to Menu > Preferences > Startup Applications. Click on "Add". In the new window under "Name" you can put "Brightness". In the "Command" window put xbacklight -set 80 The value can be from 5 to 100. Click save. Reboot and test the setting. If the...
by roblm
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: A choice: sound or brightness control?
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: A choice: sound or brightness control?

This will work with you Nvidia driver. Open the Terminal and type: gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf Go down to the section that says: Section "Device" Add the following line to this section, just above the last line that says "EndSection". Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1" Save the ...
by roblm
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fn key and right arrow lock screen (unwanted)
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Fn key and right arrow lock screen (unwanted)

Would you open the Terminal and type: ls /lib/udev/keymaps
and post the results.

Then type: /lib/udev/findkeyboards
and from the result get the input number.

Then type: /lib/udev/keymap -i input/eventX
where X is the input number from the step above.

Post the results.
by roblm
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cannot change brightness
Replies: 8
Views: 4963

Re: Cannot change brightness

The test for the vgaswitcheroo switch shows it is available. Even if you disabled the radeon driver, I doubt if your brightness problem would be fixed. To test for this, you could prevent the radeon driver from loading by adding the line "blacklist radeon" to the "/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf" fil...

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