[conspire] (forw) Re: Sat, 1/10 Installfest/RSVP

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jan 12 14:02:35 PST 2009

Thanks, Daniel, for your able assistance of Gloria, this past Saturday.

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:01:53 -0800
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: Gloria Bromberg <muymuy1109 at yahoo.com>
Cc: jim <jim at well.com>
Subject: Re: Sat, 1/10 Installfest/RSVP

Hi, Gloria.  

I'm just now downloading the DVD image (1GB) of Ubuntu Netbook Remix
version 1.01 (which you know about from your online research, and might
very well know a great deal more about than I do!), and will burn it to
media for the CABAL disc collection.  Visitors are, FYI, always welcome
to make copies of DVDs or CDs in the collection.

About Netbook Remix:


In origin, it was/is merely a set of a dozen or so additional separate
packages, as add-ons to standard Ubuntu.  However, it appears that a
number of hardware OEMs (computer makers, basically) decided to actually
ship Netbook Remix preinstalled on their small laptops, and therefore
there's a standard DVD image downloadable for OEMs' convenience.

Quoting the "help.ubuntup.com" link, above:

   An Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) installer image with the LPIA kernel is
   now available [link]. Such image can be installed as-is on an Aspire 
   One and most of the steps described are not necessary. Of particular 
   interest, wifi, suspend/resume, webcam and fan control (once BIOS has 
   been upgraded) work out-of-the-box. Card readers have the same issues.

Thus, among other things, the image straightens out the initial driver
setup (esp. WiFi via your Atheros chip) during the initial install, 
as opposed to needing to untangle things after initial installation.

You're very welcome to come down and make a copy, at a future meeting
date.  It's always a good idea, as a Linux user, to possess the ability
to re-install your system.  That's why I encourage CABAL visitors to make
and take away physical copies of whatever they use to install their
systems, and to take written notes on any significant system tweaking,
so they can re-do those if necessary in the future.

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