some xubuntu hacks (hardy) for acer aspire laptop

– multimedia keys: as simple as changing the keyboard layout to “acer laptop”
– usb mouse is not auto detected: type lsusb in any terminal each time you plugin a usb mouse
– external drives not writable (ntfs): install ntfs-config. type ntfs-config in any terminal. change the options in the gui.
– system doesn’t restart/shutdown: add ‘apm_poweroff=1’ to /etc/modules file. add ‘acpi=force apm=poweroff’ in your kernel line of the menu.lst (/boot/grub/menu.lst) to look like this – “kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=/dev/sdA1 vga=773 ro acpi=force apm=power_off”
– vga=773 doesn’t work: add ‘vesafb’ to /etc/modules. comment ‘vesafb’ from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer

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