If you want to change the screen brightness in Ubuntu (I can’t change it using the keyboard shortcuts or the Ubuntu Power Management menu), open a terminal and execute the following:
sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=xx
Where xx is the desired brightness in hex ranging from 0 (brightest) to FF (no brightness at all). I usually change it to E0 when working on battery.
I’m trying out Windows Live Writer as my blogging desktop client for Windows and I must say, it is a nice user-friendly client. If you are looking for a small, easy-to-use blogging client for Windows, you should definitely check it out!
I launched the wubi installer from Windows 7 to install Ubuntu 10.04 and after a 2 hour wait the installation failed due to the following error:
For more information, please see the log file: C:\users\owner\appdata\local\temp\wubi-10.04-rev189.log
After reviewing the log, it seems like the wubi installer can’t read the files within the appdata folder mentioned above.
So my workaround was the following:
I downloaded a tool for creating a virtual drive called Virtual CloneDrive (more info and download here, and don’t worry, it’s free) and mounted the Ubuntu .iso there, ran the installation and about 25 minutes later, I had successfully installed Ubuntu 10.04.
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