I am wondering what went wrong, and if there is a way to make Wifi work and FN release.
Alright, now that I figured what FN-F11 actually does (ahem), the only thing that's left not-working is WiFi. I have installed samsung-wireless
, can detect wireless, but cannot make a successful connection most of the time. Other devices connect to same WiFi network easily.
Sorry if correct Ubuntu terminology is not used here, but am very new to the OS (less than 36 hours). I too have got a N210 now with Ubuntu 10.10 installed, and have followed amerog's post with the same degree of success and failure - ie wireless doesn't work.
After some playing and googling, it is now working.
On the desktop, I clicked the top left Ubuntu icon, and on the screen that opened, clicked the "Get New Apps" icon.
On the new screen that opens, I expanded the "Installed Software" node, and then selected the "PPA for Samsung Netbooks" node.
On the right pane, I discovered that there were two wireless "applications", one labelled "samsung-wireless" and the other labelled "samsung-wireless-2.6.35-22"
As amerog states that you do:
sudo apt-get install samsung-backlight samsung-tools samsung-wireless
I guessed that doing
sudo apt-get remove samsung-wireless
sudo apt-get remove samsung-wireless-2.6.35-22
sudo apt-get install samsung-wireless-2.6.35-22
then a restart of the machine might work.
Did that, machine started to negotiate the connection to the wireless network, asked for the WEP key, which I entered, and it connected, and has stayed connected.
Again, sorry if this is not the "approved" way of doing things in Ubuntu, but despite that, it has worked here, and I now have what appears to be a stable wireless connection