ubuntu netbook remix

Now I heard a good news about ubuntu support small screen notebook. That we usually called netbook. A few months ago, I have lots of difficulties resizing the screen size. Only with slackware 12.1 and 12.2 I made it. I want to try it soon, but my netbook has a problem with flash booting. The Ubuntu Netbook Remix is made of ubuntu jaunty 9.04.
Hear from me soon for another update on this remix.

Here is the machines that UNR support to from this link:

Acer Aspire One
Works well for most things, sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Minor problems include pulseaudio interfering with sound recording, and media card reader issues unless it is booted with a card in the slot.
Known issues:
*271019 – media card reader not hotpluggable on acer aspire one
*354620 – Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running

Asus Eee 1000H
Works very well with sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Minor problems include pulseaudio interfering with sound recording.
Known issues:
*354620 – Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running

Asus Eee 1000
Works very well with sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Minor problems include pulseaudio interfering with sound recording.
Known issues:
*354620 – Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running

Asus Eee 900a
Works very well.

Asus Eee 901
Everything works well apart from the wireless on/off button and a problem with wireless connect.
Known issues:
*339891 – wireless rt2860 not connecting to some WPA (Enterprise does not work out-of-box). Working patch is issued at link.

Axioo PICO DJJ
Works very well.

Dell Mini 9
Works very well, Minor problem with pulseaudio interfering with sound recording.
Known issues:
*354620 – Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running
*370046 – Cannot set wireless regulatory domain (in order to access wifi access points on channels 12 and 13)

Dell Mini 10v
Works very well; WiFi, webcam, sound, 3D graphics, USB, touchpad worked “Out of the box”.. Minor problem with Microphone not working with pulseaudio, might just be settings.

HP Mini 1033cl
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3832496&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us Everything works “out of the box”; wifi, webcam, hotkeys, 3D Graphics, sound, USB, touchpad, mic, etc.
At least one user has reported that Wi-Fi did not work out of the box.

HP Mini 2140
Works very well; video, bluetooth, sound, touchpad, webcam and even hotkeys work without modification.
On some models (FM839UT at least):
*internal microphone doesn’t work out of the box. Workaround in filed bug 376795
*enabling dual-core support for hyperthreading doesn’t work out of the box. Workaround in filed bug 376728
*detection of lid close doesn’t work. Filed bug 376793

Lenovo S10
Works very well.
Known issues:
* 344627 – Recording from the internal microphone does not work
* 60764 – SSH reports corrupted ethernet frames. Workaround available.

Lenovo S12
Works very well.

Medion Akoya E1210
Works very well. Sound, wireless, ports, suspend, hibernate and hardware function buttons all reported to work correctly.

MSI Wind U100
Works very well.
Known issues:
*https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/360926 – Wireless driver lacks multicast support.

MSI Wind U90
Works very well.

Compaq Mini 700EF
http://mennetrier.free.fr/images_forum/mini700.jpg
* Works extremely well, almost everything works out of the box and as intended even special keys (incl. turning on/off wireless), sound up and down with Fn keys, suspension works flawless and screen dimming etc.
*Sound out of speakers doesn’t work but solution found at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/318942/comments/63

Compaq Mini 701ES
* Works very well: Wireless, suspend, hardware function buttons, sd card reader, bluetooth, webcam, power management (incl. screen dim, freq scaling,…)
* sound doesn’t work out of the box see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/318942 .
* Ethernet port: Needs acpi_os_name=Linux passed as a kernel parameter; See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/297263
* Wifi needs non-free driver, but works out of the box.

Compaq Mini 730EO
* Works extremely well, almost everything works out of the box and as intended even special keys (incl. turning on/off wireless), sound up and down with Fn keys, suspension works flawless and screen dimming etc.
* Sound out of speakers doesn’t work but solution found at 318942 – no sound from speakers on HP Mini 1000 (hda-intel, IDT 92HD75B2X5) (Compaq Mini 730 is more or less the same as HP Mini 1000 just sold in the EU instead under a new name and minor changes)
*Ethernet port: Needs acpi_os_name=Linux passed as a kernel parameter; See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/297263

Sylvania MESO G
* Works extremely well, everything works well out of the box

Tier 2
These are netbooks that work somewhat, but have problems that may interfere with typical activities at the moment, or many smaller issues.

Asus Eee 1005HA
Tested with 9.04 NBR. Wireless (Atheros AR9285) doesn’t work out of the box. The ath9k module which is supplied by default doesn’t seem to work correctly. You have to download the backports .deb file to a usb stick and manually install it to get it working.
Wired nic (atl1e) doesn’t work out of the box either. You have to download the sourcefile from the manufactorers page and install it. It’s described in Ubuntuforums posting: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7525735&postcount=2
lspci output for networking:

user@MiniME:~$ lspci
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 1062 (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

Asus Eee 1000HE
Wireless with 9.04 NBR has issues. The wireless connection sometimes goes off and on, will connect only after multiple attempts, and grab weak signal strength unless extremely close to the router. Installing backports can fix the connection issue but the signal strength problem remains. This model of EeePC uses different hardware than the Asus Eee 1000.
(But note that not all 1000HE’s experience this problem. My 1000HE with Atheros chipset worked fine.)
Known issues:
*378156 – UNR Ath9K unstable connection

Asus Eee900
Works reasonably well with the current betas of Jaunty, but some minor issues such as sound recording not working. One fairly annoying bug with the interface being very sluggish. A patch and updated kernel are available that can be applied for now, or wait until after release when it should hopefully become available quickly through the normal update process.

Known issues:
*354685 – Volume hotkeys take a long time to react with Rhythmbox
*354707 – [Jaunty] Microphone doesn’t work at all on Eee 900
* 349314 – Slow performance and tiling issues on i915 – look here for kernel hotfix

Asus Eee 701-SD / 702
This netbook basically works, but most of the problems with it center around the fact that it has a very small screen with a default resolution of 800×400 and many apps simply won’t scale down to that size. Known issues:
*https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/+source/linux/+bug/349314/ – Slow performance and tiling issues on i915 video chipset
*354681 – Totem takes more space than available on Eee 701SD
*354683 – Rhythmbox takes more space than available on Eee 701SD
*354685 – Volume hotkeys take a long time to react with Rhythmbox
*354705 – [Jaunty] Microphone doesn’t work at all on Eee 701SD
*354710 – Display preferences takes more space than available on a Eee 701SD
*232170 – Wireless Hotkeys Do Not Function Out-Of-The-Box. A patch is available, however it looks like it hasn’t made it into the released kernels yet. This can be fixed manually by downloading and installing linux-image-2.6.28-8-generic_2.6.28-8.27~lp232170apw1_i386.deb. Finally you need to ensure the rfkill-input module is loaded. To do this automatically on boot do this: sudo echo rfkill-input >> /etc/modules
*Desktop performance of netbook-launcher is slow using the default settings. To fix this launch gconf-editor and enable /apps/netbook-launcher/force_low_graphics.
Already fixed bugs:
*354687 – Evolution setup assistant takes more space than available on Eee 701SD – fixed in Jaunty

Axioo CMPC
Basically works using Jaunty both on live-flash and installed to harddisk. All hardware works. Hibernate (S2D) works, but suspend (S2R) doesn’t before patch in bug 370778 applied. Many dialogs still too tall for it’s 800×480 display.
*370778 – Axioo CMPC display stays blank after resume from suspend

HP Mini 1000
Jaunty UNR works on the HPMini, including wireless. However there is a known bug with audio not working at the moment.
*318942 – no sound from speakers on HP Mini 1000 (hda-intel, IDT 92HD75B2X5)
*There is an outstanding bug involving default ethernet configurations 297263 which prevents ethernet from working if the laptop is booted without the ethernet plugged in.

Kohjinsha SH6
Basically works using Jaunty UNR both as a live session and installed. Sound, video, external buttons, wireless is working. Touchscreen is working but the built-in Touchscreen Calibration tool does not work with it. The screen also does not come back after closing the lid or when it turns off for power saving.
After installing the Penmount driver, the sound rocker will stop working. This can be solved by removing the AddAutoDevices section in xorg.conf. No side-effects so far. See this thread for details.
*317094 – lshal output for touchscreen

Samsung NC10
Problems with suspend and resume, and with sound recording. Known issues:
*340014 – Samsung NC10 fails suspend/Resume tests
*362373 – Sound recorder does not work in Samsung NC10 on Jaunty

Samsung N120
Works well for most things, sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Wireless LAN not detected.

Toshiba NB100
System keys are working. Most probably moved to Tier-1 after all test done.
[Ross] You may find issues with booting/installing UNR from a USB pen drive. Upgrading the BIOS to version 1.90 resolved this in my case, however be warned that it resets your BIOS settings. This may result in a BSOD in XP if you are dual booting and have changed from AHCI to compatibility mode (changing it back to compatibility fixed it).

Tier 3
These are netbooks that have been tested and are known not to work at the moment.

HP 2133 Mininote
Almost non-usable because of weak VIA Chrome9 videocard support in Ubuntu. Software rendering of UNR interface is painful. Also there are minor problems with non-working mic, unstable falling into suspend and wi-fi not always waking up after resume. Known issues:
*358793 – UNR jaunty: Slow interface, high CPU load
*365688 – Mic doesn’t work in jaunty for VIA VT1708 High Definition Audio
*233920 – Sleep on lid close work only 1 time
*359291 – Broadcom wi-fi card doesn’t work after suspend/hibernate
*355918 – resolution problem starting X with the wlan network controler activated
[Dirk-Heine Hofstede] I installed it at my HP mini-note 2133, and except that the UNR interface reacts slow I didn’t encounter any problems so far. My wi-fi card just ran normal and made connection again after I woke my mini up(I have done this only once yet). I didn’t use the build in microphone yet, so I can’t say anything about that.
[Dipock Das] I also installed it on my HP mini-note 2133 and did not have any problems. The WIFI runs fine even after suspend/hibernate.

Toshiba NB205
There are some issues on the wireless and the sound card.
* Wireless: This issue is solved by installing the linux-backport-modules-jaunty.
* Sound: Headphones enabled in guide linked below. The sound card is HDA Intel ALC272.

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