Ubuntu 10.04 and NC10 Backight

If you are still Googling for answers about the lost backlight control on your Samsung NC10 after upgrading to Lucid (Ubuntu 10.04), I have the solution.

First add ppa:voria/ppa to your Software Source list. This will add more software into your Software Centre. The quick way to do it is to open a Terminal. Then paste in the following and press ‘Enter’.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa

Enter your password when asked for it.

Next go to your Ubuntu Software Centre, under ‘Applications’. Just put Samsung in the search box and you will see ’samsung-backlight driver’, click ‘install’.

4 thoughts on “Ubuntu 10.04 and NC10 Backight

  1. Thanks for the information. Don’t forget to install the package called ‘Samsung Tools’ as well to get the Fn keys working, it is a successor to the ‘Samsung Scripts’ package.

    I used Wubi to install Ubuntu on my NC10 as I wanted to keep my Windows 7 instalation without messing with the drive. It is very easy to use and doesn’t require partitioning the drive at all, it keeps everything contained in the c:\ubuntu (or user specified) directory but still creates a fully functional ubuntu installation.

  2. Yes thanks Rob, I should have mentioned ‘Samsung Tools’.

    Good to hear you have found Wubi good. It is a great way to find out if you like Ubuntu. I found some things did not behave as well as I would have liked on an old IBM I was using so eventually did a proper dual-boot intall and found that was much better for me than Wubi

  3. Hi graham,

    didn’t work for me! Maybe a problem with german settings. Fresh installation. Source added by
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa
    If I put samsung in the search at the Software center the backlight does’nt appear. How to do from the terminal?



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