Hi this is my first post here so please be gentle with me!
I have very recently installed Ubuntu on my Samsung N220 Netbook, the latest release which I think is 11.04? I did this basically because it just didn't work well at all with Windows 7 Starter. Generally I am more than pleased with the way it works now, so much quicker and smoother.
The problem I am having is with the screen brightness and wireless. I will say as well that I am not a very technical person, I can find my way round a PC fine and understand the basics but start talking kernels and gnomes and you've lost me! Anyway I found a post somewhere else about installing something called "samsung-backlight". I had to do this with the Terminal app which was a bit nervy but I went through with it. To start with it seemed to work, I could adjust the screen brightness on battery power, which is just what I wanted.
I then noticed that the wireless stopped working, and eventually the only thing that could get it working again was to uninstall the backlight app from the Software centre. If I try and install it again I now get the worst of both, that has stopped working (no control of the brightness) and the wireless stops as well! I really don't know what to do.
I installed an app called "Tools for Samsung netbooks" from the Software centre as well but it says I have to get to this through the Terminal, but I don't know how! Have tried typing in "samsung-tools" but get "No actions specified".
Can anyone help me in ABC instructions? I basically want to adjust screen brightness while on battery power. I have tried searching for other posts but they all seem way too technical for me!
Thanks and this forum looks great as I try to get used to Linux/Ubuntu!