This is the last update I plan to do to this blog post. Ubuntu 10.10 (at this moment only available in it's "Alpha 2" version) already supports this out of the box. Thus, the most recommended procedure is to install Ubuntu 10.10 or later. No other support is being offered regarding this issue.
- Open a terminal, and type:
- wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/daily/2010-06-15-maverick/linux-image-2.6.35-999-generic_2.6.35-999.201006151505_i386.deb
- sudo dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.33-999-generic_2.6.33-999.201003061003_i386.deb
Oh, how I love free software :-)
The brightness controls for this laptop are kind of messed up when you install Ubuntu there, and get even more messed up when you update the kernel (what I said you to do before in order to get wireless working). To fix it, you have to do, in a terminal:
- sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
- change the line that says
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux"
- save the file and quit, and then, in the terminal, type:
- sudo update-grub
Update 3: See the top disclaimer.