I love my ASUS Eee netbook. Great battery life, decent power from the little Intel Atom CPU and a nice overall feel to the experience. For myself personally, I opted to install Ubuntu on it and overall have been very happy with the choice.

The only real issue I found was that the ACPI settings, were not playing ball. So I took things into my own hands and found out that I needed to make the following changes. Opening up a terminal and simply coping and pasting in the following.

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub


GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor splash”


sudo update-grub2

That‘s all there is to it. Reboot and enjoy working Fn keys and brightness controls working exactly as they should be. It’s just that simple.