(K)ubuntu @ Asus Eee PC 1001HA - request for advise.

Bas Roufs basroufs at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 11:54:31 GMT 2010


Hello everybody

This morning I again made a fresh install at the netbook. Now
successfully.With respect to installation of Kubuntu Karmic Netbook
remix at a netbook, two import recommendations have become clear to
me.

RECOMMENDATION 1
It is strongly advisable to copy the Kubuntu image file to the USB
stick via usb-creator-kde EACH TIME AGAIN BEFORE EACH INSTALLATION
SESSION;

RECOMMENDATION 2
Before installing Kubuntu at the netbook, it is better to 'try Kubuntu
without changing anything at the computer' - i.e. the "live" version
at the USB stick. Why: in this situation it is possible to test
whether the internet connection works properly, which is important for
the installation process.
If the connection works properly, a grey-green icon of Networkmanager
is visible.
An extra test in the case of Kubuntu Karmic Netbook Remix is the tab
'newspaper'. If the connection works properly, it reveals a kind of
KDE news blog headlines. But if the connection is not there, you see
only a failure report mentioning the impossibility to connect to the
KDE news blog. In that case it is better to again carry out
RECOMMENDATION 1: a new installation session with a fresh image file
copy at the stick.

Can anybody explain how exactly I could post both recommendations to/
at the Kubuntu help WIKI?

According to at least two persons who posted their advises in this
thread, "WICD" works better then KNETWORKMANAGER.

> I agree that wicd is much more reliable. Highly recommended.

Are you pointing at this app:
http://wicd.sourceforge.net/?

If so, does anybody have experience with both knetworkmanager and wicd
at a netbook or laptop with some version of Kubuntu?

> Installing it does remove knetworkmanager.

Does this removal happen automatically during the installation of
wicd? If so, does it happen without complications elsewhere in the
system configuration?

Thanks, respectfully yours,

Bas.



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