Ubuntu Netbook Edition
datakid at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 10:16:15 GMT 2010
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 15:12, Tommy Trussell <tommy.trussell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 1:35 AM, Jeffrey Needle <jeff.needle at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm using the latest incarnation of Ubuntu (10.10). I quite like the
>> Netbook edition -- its interface is so friendly and comfortable for me.
>> When I start Ubuntu, I get the sign-in screen, and after pressing <enter>
>> to get to my password, I'm given a choice of interfaces at the bottom of
>> the screen. One of the choices is the Netbook edition. I choose it,
>> start Linux. What I get are a series of icons on the left side of the
>> screen, and then, after a few moments, the familiar drop-down menus at
>> the top of the screen. When I move the cursor to any of the icons, the
>> screen goes blank and refreshes. Nothing brings up any of my choices.
>> Oddly, when I choose Netbook 2D, it works fairly well. I get the
>> familiar interface, albeit somewhat larger fonts.
>> Is there something I can do to get the regular Netbook interface to work
>> correctly, other than reinstalling the whole system?
I would recommend avoiding 10.10 NBR unless you are using it on a
tablet. There are quite a few problems, not the least being you need a
fairly new Netbook - my eeepc 1000H was basically un-usable. I mention
the tablet, because some of the other defects seem to make sense on
the tablet sensibilities - locked down interfaces with little need for
the terminal or nautilus for instance. See here:
Unfortunately it's just not as good as 10.04 NBR, which ran on the
older hardware without any dramas.
> You may have a hardware incompatibility -- you didn't say what netbook
> (or desktop) you are trying to use. Please post the exact model name,
> and if it's a custom setup please mention the exact brand and model of
> video card you are using.
This is the best advise for the best support.
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