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 Post subject: n148 netbook which version of linux
PostPosted: 10/03/2011, 23:02 
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I have an inexpensive samsung netbook in india (technical details described here http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/pc-p ... cification -- basically atom N455 166 ghz, 250 gm hard drive 1 Gb ram)

What edition of linux should I install on it?

Based on what I have seen in the forums it seems that I should stick to say 10.04.2 (Lucid Lynx), and avoid 10.10 (Maverick Meekrat) since the fn keys for brightness seem to be having problems there. Should I take the netbook edition? How about Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu? Or should I consider an even older version of ubuntu? Any advice from experienced people appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: n148 netbook which version of linux
PostPosted: 11/03/2011, 20:00 
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10.10 have problem of hang up after sleep mode, no other problems really exists. It is problem within regression in 2.6.35 kernel and has workaround.
Ubuntu or Kubuntu is a point of personal preferences.


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 Post subject: Re: n148 netbook which version of linux
PostPosted: 12/03/2011, 11:32 
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I have an inexpensive samsung netbook in india (technical details described here http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/pc-p ... cification -- basically atom N455 166 ghz, 250 gm hard drive 1 Gb ram)

What edition of linux should I install on it?

Based on what I have seen in the forums it seems that I should stick to say 10.04.2 (Lucid Lynx), and avoid 10.10 (Maverick Meekrat) since the fn keys for brightness seem to be having problems there. Should I take the netbook edition? How about Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu? Or should I consider an even older version of ubuntu? Any advice from experienced people appreciated.


Netbook Edition brings only Unity UI instead of Gnome.

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Samsung N150 powered by Voyager 12.04 (Xubuntu)
Brightness control issue with 12.04 LTS : look at this topic viewtopic.php?p=5753#p5753


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 Post subject: Re: n148 netbook which version of linux
PostPosted: 24/03/2011, 14:52 
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ok so i installed 10.04 netbook edition, which also has gnome as an option when logging in .

In case anyone is interested:
wireless card worked with a driver that I had to download, but was automatically suggested by ubuntu in hardware drivers.

I cannot figure out how to get the backlight controls to work using fn+p and down arrow keys; installing samsung-backlight didn't seem to work.
I also find the touchpad is recognized as a mouse, which means i cannot use touchfreeze or something similar to disable touchpad while typing, although the vertical scroll works well.

not yet tried vga


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