Change Screen Brightness From Terminal (Ubuntu 10.04)

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.


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Windows Live Writer

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!

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Installing Ubuntu 10.04 from Windows 7

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:

Permission denied
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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What This Is About

Welcome to yet another blog! This one’s about random tech news, tips, etc.

You can follow me on Twitter @wilmor24


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