Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty & the Netbook Launcher

Chris Debenham chris at adebenham.com
Tue Apr 28 04:36:12 BST 2009

There is a problem with the kernel shipped in 9.04 with certain intel graphics.
It most hits netbooks.
This is logged in the bugtracker at
The easiest fix is to download
Then install/reboot.
I've done this on my wifes EeePC 900 and it helped a lot.

2009/4/28 Simon Ives <simon at simonives.info>:
> Hi all.
> Last week when 9.04 was released I updated my Asus Eee PC 701sd with an
> image from Telstra's site.  The update went fine and everything functions as
> it should, except the Ubuntu Netbook Launcher.
> I've had to revert to the standard Ubuntu desktop and give up on the UNL as
> it was running exceptionally slow.  For example, my mouse movements would be
> extremely jerky: running the mouse from the top to bottom of the menu item
> list on the left would take around three seconds.  Everything else seems
> fine.
> My netbook's got a gig of RAM and a non-overclocked 900Mhz processor.  The
> CPU and RAM stats under sys monitor are all pretty low, actually lower than
> they were under Hardy.  I can't figure out why the UNL is running so
> poorly.  Any ideas?  Any one else had similar problems?
> Thanks.
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