I can't use it. Today is my first day at Elementary OS. thanks.

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Alright, buckle up your big boy pants because you are going balls deep today!

We get to play with the terminal. Here is a list of commands that will set you up.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

sudo apt-get update

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ukuu

sudo apt-get upgrade

  • Now go ahead and use UKUU to update the kernel to 4.11.3
  • It will say that there are errors the first time you try this, ignore that.
  • Reboot your computer.
  • Go back to UKUU and reinstall 4.11.3 kernel
  • If the install was successful, go ahead and restart your computer again.

Now run

sudo apt-get purge ukuu

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get -f install

sudo apt-get install gcc-6 g++-6

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

  • Now reboot your computer again for good measure.

When you computer has restarted go ahead and run

sudo apt-get autoremove

  • Say yes to any prompts.
  • Reboot your computer and now try your multimedia keys and possibly your video drivers.

I have to do this for my laptop and desktop for it to fully function. The 4.11.3 kernel is really good and has not given me issues.

So yeah, it seems like a lot, but it is not. Have confidence!

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