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by terry
04/05/2011, 5:36
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Report: Ubuntu 11.04 natty and N148 N150
Replies: 2
Views: 2296

Report: Ubuntu 11.04 natty and N148 N150

N148 and N150 are basically the same thing (but sold in different regions). After upgrading to Natty, everything works out of the box except 2 things: 1. Compiz fusion settings lost This is due to compiz 0.9.4 has been rewritten in C++. Configurations don't seem to work with the new version. (while ...
by terry
04/04/2011, 2:04
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Backlight doesn't work with latest Maverick kernel
Replies: 83
Views: 74136

Re: Backlight doesn't work with latest Maverick kernel

Passing the kernel parameter acpi_backlight=vendor does the trick on N-148. However, I did see weird issues running on battery, after idling for a few seconds system tries to adjust the brightness itself back and forth flickering for 20-30 times, unchecking the dim display when idle fixed it. Good t...
by terry
24/05/2010, 1:16
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Regarding Load_Cycle_Count
Replies: 11
Views: 4048

Re: Regarding Load_Cycle_Count

Looks like your HD is different from mine. You're with a Samsung HDD;-)

Mine is:
Device Model: TOSHIBA MK2555GSX
by terry
21/05/2010, 2:52
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Regarding Load_Cycle_Count
Replies: 11
Views: 4048

Re: Regarding Load_Cycle_Count

Sadly, yes, I've tried all of that. The 'Spin down' options are both disabled in gnome-power-preferences and as I said, I've tried all manner of hdparm -B values (128. 220, 254, 255 etc) and none of them make the slightest difference to the rate at which LCC is increasing (about once every 10 secon...
by terry
20/05/2010, 0:08
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Regarding Load_Cycle_Count
Replies: 11
Views: 4048

Re: Regarding Load_Cycle_Count

Hi, I've had a Samsung N210 netbook for a couple of weeks and installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 on it. It was only while reading the above post that I thought to check the Load_Cycle_Count of my own disk - it's increased on average by about 600 per hour for the last 50 hours... I've tried all so...
by terry
19/05/2010, 2:42
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Is there a Linux equivalent to Samsung Battery Life extender
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Is there a Linux equivalent to Samsung Battery Life extender

Looking into the samsung-tools, there is no such function to control the battery charge as in Windows so as to extend the battery life. The Samsung battery life extender extend the batt life by limiting the full charge percentage to 80% so that the full charge/discharge cycle will be decreased to so...
by terry
19/05/2010, 2:28
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Webcam Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: Webcam Issue

Does it work in Skype?

I only use the webcam when doing video chat in Skype. It worked OOTB, but the microphone by default is muted. I need to manually un-mute it so as to make it work.
by terry
06/05/2010, 0:10
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Regarding Load_Cycle_Count
Replies: 11
Views: 4048

Re: Regarding Load_Cycle_Count

In Lucid 'laptop-mode-tools' is no more installed by default, if you want it you have to manually install it. Previously you had to enable it in '/etc/default/acpi-support', now it's enabled as soon as it's installed. Then, if you are using 'Samsung Tools', in the 'Samsung Tools Preferences' dialog...
by terry
03/05/2010, 2:04
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Regarding Load_Cycle_Count
Replies: 11
Views: 4048

Regarding Load_Cycle_Count

Hi guys, I have a quick question regarding HDD's Load_Cycle_Count. There used to be a LCC related bug in Ubuntu (actually in ACPI, all distros have the same problem). But it was fixed in Ubuntu 8.10. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpi-support/+bug/59695 I run Ubuntu (D620) and Arch Linux...
by terry
02/05/2010, 23:51
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 8
Views: 3935

Re: Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04

Thanks mate, you did an excellent job!

I'll take a look into the scripts and the package, try to understand what you have done to enable the key combinations, out of curiosity.
by terry
02/05/2010, 13:40
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 8
Views: 3935

Re: Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04

After installing the kernel from PPA. It worked! Thanks!
by terry
02/05/2010, 13:07
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 8
Views: 3935

Re: Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04

I probably know why it doesn't work. I didn't run a apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade after adding the PPA. So I didn't install the modified kernel from the PPA. I'll do a dist-upgrade and see if it works.
by terry
02/05/2010, 12:50
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 8
Views: 3935

Re: Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04

In addition: Looks like the two kernel modules are correctly loaded. lsmod Module Size Used by easy_slow_down_manager 4081 0 samsung_backlight 2917 0 binfmt_misc 6587 1 ppdev 5259 0 joydev 8708 0 snd_hda_codec_realtek 203168 1 fbcon 35102 71 tileblit 2031 1 fbcon font 7557 1 fbcon bitblit 4707 1 fbc...
by terry
02/05/2010, 12:17
Forum: Linux On My Samsung
Topic: Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04
Replies: 8
Views: 3935

Fn-F key combinations don't work on N148 Ubuntu 10.04

Hi guys, First, than you Fortunato, and other contributors so much for building the samsung-tools and PPA/deb packages. It's really great for those who love Linux, especially Ubuntu. I just switched from Arch Linux to Ubuntu (on N148), did a fresh install and all look good. Except the Fn-F keys, the...