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Locked out of my own hardware

No, this is not a post about the iPad. I don't own one.

I recently acquired an ASUS EEE Top 1602, a nice touch-screen all-in-one PC. I bought it to serve as a music player for my stereo. So far, Ubuntu Netbook Remix works almost completely out of the box. Almost completely, except for the nice "brightness", "volume", "webcam" buttons, and the blue LED that brightly lights up the bottom of the machine, somewhat undermining its intended use as an auditory appliance instead of Center of Digital Media Attention. Under the preinstalled Windows, there is an application which can convenientl…

About Max Maischein

user-pic I'm the author of various CPAN modules. I'm also one of the admins of perlmonks.org.