Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)
puppy Linux 5.1 (lucid) is based on Ubuntu. It is fast and nice and easy to install & copy.
as of 5.1 there are only 2 shortcomings:
- external monitor is no higher resolution than 840x480 ( = LCD native) and modem install only manually. so far few reports on whether the stability of the original Agere Library was maintained.
all other hardware works nicely in puppy: SD-card, WLAN, sound, touchpad, textconsole, asf.
This is hardly a HOWTO as installing Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Netbook Edition works mostly out of the box, and almost everything just-works™.
(Tested by Coucouf on a One A115, 2010-04-05)
- CPU dynamic frequency
- Graphics with the openchrome X driver (default)
- Ethernet and Wifi
- USB and SD card reader
- Touchpad with scrolling buttons
- ACPI (battery state, lid closing)
- Special keys: sleep, sound keys, brightness (non-ACPI)
- Suspend to RAM
Note: The black background on some icons is a screenshot artefact.
What almost works
- VGA output works in clone mode (800x480). I couldn't get more advanced dual screen configurations.
- The Wifi special key disables the Wifi connection, but none of the kernel modules are unloaded and the Wifi LED stays on.
What needs tweaking
- The VTs and the graphical boot screen Plymouth are broken with by default.
It is not very welcoming, but it shouldn't prevent X from starting.
To fix this, you need to add vga=0x312 to your kernel boot line. Edit /etc/default/grub and add vga=0x312 to the two GRUB_CMDLINE variables:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash vga=0x312" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="vga=0x312"
Don't forget to run the GRUB update script:
$ sudo update-grub
- The above described solution didn't work for me. I did the following:
Edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf and append the following line to the file:
What doesn't work
- Hibernation breaks the WiFi driver for the USB (!) RTL8187. You need to reboot to fix it. Tips welcome.
$ lsusb | grep RTL8187 Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0bda:8189 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter
- The default netbook launcher is quite slow. There is an alternative 2d launcher called netbook-launcher-efl.
Make sure that the package netbook-launcher-efl is installed. Go to the login screen settings in under system->Administration and change the default session to "Ubuntu Netbook Edition 2D". There are two themes available which can be changed in gconf (you can use gconf-editor to edit the key) under
The available themes are default and alternative. In order to get a panel like the one of the default netbook launcher install the window-picker-applet package and add it to your panel. Furthermore, in the default netbook launcher maximus is used to maximize most windows by default. If you want to use it make sure that the package is installed and add maximus to System > Preferences > Startup Applications.