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Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Netbook Remix on Dell mini HOWTO

This tutorial describes how to configure a Ubuntu (UNR) Desktop for daily use, using a Dell Mini 9.

Grab the ubuntu img file from ubuntu web site
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download-netbook
Get to a Ubuntu desktop and install
sudo apt-get install usb-imagewriter
goto Applications-> Accessories -> ImageWritter


Write the image to the your USB drive (bigger than 1Gb).

Unplug the USB key, plug it in your Dell Mini 9, reboot, press 0 to select to boot from the USB drive.

Just follow instructions and perform regular installation. After install is done, install all updates.



Run this to fix a problematic bug on desktop-switcher,

# Run these commands:

wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/26020903/desktop-switcher_0.4.6_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i desktop-switcher_0.4.6_i386.deb

In case you already corrupted your desktop config, you can one of these commands to fix the problem, depending on what mode of desktop you are running:

If you are in Ubuntu Netbook Remix dekstop mode:
gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gn…

Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Skype sounds problems

The default sound settings on Ubuntu Jaunty worked fine for playback, but I was having problems with recording on Skype and with my headphones output.
After playing with the defaults, I changed the settings to make my Skype and headphones jack work.


Below are the settings that work fine for a Thinkpad T62


Below are the settings that work fine for a Thinkpad T61


Below are the settings that work fine for a Thinkpad T60


Below are the settings that work fine for a Thinkpad R50


Your millage may vary, but I would start to set everything to "Pulse". And if in case Skype does not work, change "Input Source" on Volume Control and pick the right Mic, if that does not work the next step would be to change Skype "sound in" setting to the first ALSA device on the list, as the example on T60.

Some Folks reported huge latency with pulse audio on skype calls, here is a config for skype using only ALSA on a T61:, this should fix the latency problem. You might need to execute &qu…