laptop almost perfect

Jonathan McLoughlin jonathan.mcloughlin at
Fri Jun 24 15:13:43 UTC 2005

edit /etc/acpi/ with your favourite editor and comment out any
line beginning with 'chvt', should be two.

Anyone else assist with WiFi, i use centrino chip which hasn't caused
me too much trouble!

On 6/24/05, Eric S. Johansson <esj at> wrote:
> I apologize for asking so many questions lately.  Hopefully I will learn
> enough about ubuntu that I will be able to start helping my answering
> questions.
> I'm currently trying to figure out how to make my laptop perfectly
> configured.  X11 works fine, I can suspend to swap from the shutdown
> menu that two things bother me.
> I'm using a dell inspiron 5000
> 1) when I close the lid, the machine hangs.  the only thing I want lid
> closure to do is turn off the backlight.  Frequently I leave programs
> running but I want the lid closed.
> 2) the ever popular wireless question.  I have a Linksys wpc11 v 2.5
> card.  Theoretically it's supported by the Linux-wlan driver but I'm not
> quite making a leap between installing the module and seeing wlan0 via
> ifconfig.  obviously once that works, the next question is how does one
> make it work automatically when the card is in in contrast to when the
> ethernet card is in.
> Yes, I know it's a crusty old card but quite frankly I don't care enough
> to spend money on a more modern card.  Especially when it seems to be a
> crapshoot as to whether or not you will get a card that works.
> The second wireless card I have it is a belkin f5d6020.  Not quite as
> crusty but also questionable in Linux.
> I do appreciate the help.  Hopefully I'll learn enough about this
> distribution (7th to date and hopefully last for a while) so I can start
> helping out.  I think my next challenge will be learning how to build
> .deb files.
> ---eric
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