Great, thanks a bunch for all the information. I have the NBR 9.04 that I was going to install, this sounds encouraging.
Originally Posted by risbac
Last edited by themiddaysun; 04-16-2009 at 04:36 PM.
Just opened my mini 9! I have not installed the Netbook Remix yet, I wanted to get the out of box experience.
Im not impressed.
1. Fisrt boot, no X. Had to log in as root (no password) and restart masnually.
2. Wireless woulod not connect automatically without another reboot.
3. As stated in this article, the Yahoo toolbar and Yahoo plugins set by default on Firefox.
4. Dells very obtrusive "launcher"
I have since turned off those items and now have a clean gnome like desktop and clean default looking firefox. Maybe look into Netbook remix after I give this a spin for a few days.
I did more tests. The NBR is really doing fine:
-wireless is working without any problem
-I installed the Cherokee webserver with PHP, and it's still booting faster than the Dell 8.04. In fact, it's booting faster than before... I'm under 40s now for a complete boot.
-the keyboard shortcut to switch display is not working on my external screen. The configuration utility let me switch to the screen though. No big deal.
Im creating the NBR bootable flash now. Going to go with the install. I dont need the external monitor function that u state is not working via the hot key, so I should be fine. thanks for your sharing of info.
Remember that default install use EXT3. EXT4 is not 100% stable on the RC (see the info on the ubuntu website), but it's only a problem with very big files. So if you want to try it, remember to edit the partition configuration and change the file system format. The boot speed was significantly faster with EXT4 when I compared it to EXT3.
Originally Posted by themiddaysun
Decided to go ahead and install the full jaunty beta after playing with the remix some. I just dont like the `launchers` in the netbook versions. There is something about a normal gnome install. clean I guess.
Anyway, everything worked without any configuration at all. so far, me likes my mini 9 with jaunty!