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Latest revision as of 18:43, 24 March 2012

The following are handy tweaks when installing Ubuntu.

Split Screen Problem

Inspiron 4000, C600

in the xorg.conf

add the following to the screen section

DefaultDepth 16

       SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"

Note: I(iamtunrip) have never used the viewport 0 0 line

Brightness hotkeys issue

After using the keyboard function keys to adjust brightness, gnome behaves oddly and menus cannot be accessed.

This issues is well documented here - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/intrepid/+source/linux/+bug/285323 .

You can use the Crtl-Alt F1 and then Crtl-Alt F7 key to fix it quickly.

A long term workaround is as follows -

create a file under /etc/X11/Xsession.d/ called 40custom_load-xmodmap containing

xmodmap -e 'keycode 232 = XF86_Switch_VT_7'
xmodmap -e 'keycode 233 = XF86_Switch_VT_7'


chmod 644 40custom_load-xmodmap