[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu for the Eee

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 14:54:54 GMT 2009

2009/1/3 Andrew Oakley <andrew at aoakley.com>:
> On 03/01/2009, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What's the best Ubuntu remix for the Eee? Eeebuntu, Ubuntu-Eee, something
>> else?
> I'll second (third?) Ubuntu-Eee ( www.ubuntu-eee.com ) which I'm using
> from my Eee 901 right now. It is based on Ubuntu 8.04 so  is supported
> for at le ast the next two years. It is imminently to be rebranded
> Easy Peasy and the next release will be based on 8.10. I'll stick with
> Ubuntu-Eee 8.04 as I prefer the longer LTS release cycle.

Just so - I don't want to be on the 6-monthly upgrades. Maybe on my
own machine, not on a non-technical friend's. *Especially* not with a
nonstandard kernel.

> Ubuntu-Eee/Easy Peasy has a number of advantages over the stock Ubuntu
> 8.04, notably boot-up time and built-in SD/Flash boot formatter for
> install.
> There are a few points where I've chosen to differ, though:
> * I prefer eee-control to eeepc-config . eee-control supports
> eee-control-tray which allows easy access to turn wifi, bluetooth,
> card reader on/off to save battery, and also to change the CPU profile
> again to save battery. eee-control and eee-control-tray are both
> available from the repositories which are configured by default in
> Ubuntu-Eee.

What is eeepc-config?

> * I prefer blueman and gnome-ppp to control bluetooth and GPRS/3G over
> bluetooth phones. Gnome-PPP is in the standard Ubuntu repo. Blueman is
> at http://blueman.tuxfamily.org/ and they provide a repo for Ubuntu
> 8.04 .

OK - but why?

> * I prefer to mount everything on the SDA SSD, and then have /home2 on
> SDB with symlinks from /home/user directories as required. SDA is a
> much f aster flash card and things work faster if you have all your
> .preferences folders on SDA.

What's the difference? What are SDA and SDB? Is this the internal SSD
versus the SD slot? His is a 20G model, with a 4G main SSD and a 16G
secondary one in the expansion slot, which Xandros makes look like one
big disk.

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