[ubuntu-us-in] Ubuntu Netbook Remix on HP Tablet

Simón Ruiz simon.a.ruiz at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 01:15:57 BST 2009


I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix on this HP tablet (tc4200), and I was amazed.

Tablet stylus works right out of the box!

I've been able to turn it on myself since I first put Ubuntu on here
(i.e., since I got it), but it's involved editing my
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file in the past.

My wireless adapter has worked out of the box since I first put Ubuntu
on here (Intel Wireless) *but* this is the first time its blue
indicator LED has worked!

So, Jaunty seems to have closed the gap between "*almost* everything
works out of the box" and "*everything* works out of the box" for this

I'm incredibly impressed.

Good job, Ubuntu!

Other random, ranty thoughts:

The Netbook Remix interface is indeed pretty nice with a stylus.

I had this hard drive partitioned with a / and a /home partition, so I
reformatted / and kept /home. I am trying out ext4 for my / partition.

I haven't measured it, but my bot time *seems* faster.

The only thing that was kind of weird so far was how my gnome panels
(customized under Hardy) covered up bits of the Netbook Remix
interface. I blasted away my "~/.gconf" directory, and that went away.

I had to install the GIMP (not installed by default on Netbook Remix
(which makes sense, I guess...; actually, I saw that it was
specifically *uninstalled* at the end of the Install process by
ubiquity) because, I mean, what's cooler than the GIMP on a tablet?
The GIMP multi-windows setup is no* very suited for Netbook Remix's
"applications as tabs" paradigm.

Quite nice, overall.


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