I have installed Zorin OS Lite (64-bit) with dual-boot to W7 on my little Asus 1215N.
The installation went fine but I am running into a little bit of trouble with the keyboard hotkeys, display brightness ,performance and heat.
I'll start with the hotkeys, pretty much every single hotkey except the brightness keys are dysfunctional.
When I am adjusting the display brightness, the screen shortly flickers to a brighter/more dim state and then it adjust to the level set by the system. Is this normal? (I can live with this if this is unfixable)
It is obvious that I shouldn't be expecting god tier performance from this thing by installing a ubuntu/linux based system but it bothers me slightly that the UI runs at a low framerate with tearing and that there are some serious waiting times (between 10 to 70 seconds) when switching between apps (switching between firefox and the software store for example). This doesn't happen in W7
The thing that bothers me the most is the heat, for some reason, even in idle the temps reach high 60C while in Windows it holds a steady 38C in idle. It also causes the battery to discharge quite a bit faster than in Windows
And the last thing is: is it possible to switch between the integrated and dedicated graphics? I would like to have the UI run on the integrated and have some apps run on the dedicated. (or switch between the integrated and dedicated all together, doesn't really matter)
Sorry for the billion questions but I am a super noob when it comes to a non-windows operating system, I just don't know where to start and how to do this.
Thanks for the help in advance!