Originally Posted by wjmartin
I've got the same computer with Vista which is something of a dog so I have a couple of questions:
- Did you install Ubantu in a dual boot setup with Vista? How so?
- Did Ubantu work directly on the C751NR out of the box, so to speak (aside from the brightness control), or did you have to spend time tracking down drivers, etc?
- Anything you'd like to advise on putting Ubantu on the machine before I tackle it?
I installed Ubuntu using the wubi installer, which was very straightforward (just follow the onscreen instructions). Took about 20-30 min. Everything works fine except:
1. Wireless ethernet (wired works fine). There are many posts about how to get this working with ndiswrapper or madwifi, but I haven't got it working yet. That's probably a user issue, not an ubuntu issue
2. Brightness control.
Also, sometimes the touchpad doesn't work on startup. A restart usually solves the problem.