July 18, 2010

2 problems on an ASUS K50IJ laptop

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Hello!

this is my first post on these forums and i'd like to say i've never felt more at home without knowing anyone around me.

so, i got a new laptop just over a month ago and immediately set it up to dual boot ubuntu with the preinstalled win7 and i've only had 2 problems i cannot fix or find any information on for this laptop model:

#1 the screen brightness applet for the panel(s) does not work, and there are no drivers for this model in the Software Center. it's either 100% or off (cover closed)

#2 this laptop does not have a wifi switch, and no network manager or application from the Software Center that i've found can enable or disable the wifi. the only method i have is to hibernate & wake up, which presents another problem, the only way to get wifi back on is to reboot.

can anyone offer any insight on these issues? i can provide any necessary information on the hardware.

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