VMWare and the latest Linux kernels

Last week I pulled the 4.0.0-2 kernel from the Debian testing repositories and started using it on my main box. Yesterday morning I try to start VMWare Workstation 11 for the first time since upgrading the kernel, only to have the driver install fail. Some poking around revealed ...

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Ubuntu backlight brightness

Since I bought my new laptop a few months ago and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it I have not been able to adjust the brightness of the backlight. Until yesterday, this had not bothered me much; I typically use my laptop in well-lit rooms so the extra brightness was ...

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