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There's Ubuntu minimal. The iso's size is 5-20Mb, but the actual install size is of course larger. The Minimal CD downloads packages from online archives at installation time instead of providing them on the install CD itself. Just to add that the final install size can be reduced down to 600MB which will mean a command line system. The same page ...


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You just need to install the package ubuntu-netbook.


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The details about this have been discussed at the Ubuntu Developer Summit. The blueprint with the information is available here.


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Search for "Unity Interface for Ubuntu Netbook Edition" in Software Center and install it.


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It's merged into the Desktop edition. From wikipedia: Beginning with version 10.10, Ubuntu Netbook Edition uses the Unity desktop as its desktop interface. The classic netbook interface was available in Ubuntu's software repositories as an option. Because Ubuntu's desktop edition has moved to the same Unity interface as the netbook edition, ...


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This is a known limitation of the new Unity shell. The bug to track is here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/580295


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Yes, when you install the Ubuntu Netbook edition How can I install Unity after installing Desktop Edition after successful installation when you logout the GDM login screen will have an additional option for Ubuntu Netbook - you'll be able to switch from Gnome to Netbook (Just as if you were switching between Gnome and KDE, etc)


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There are several optimisations you can make to preserve screen space on small screens. Having only 1 GNOME panel is definitely an improvement. Global Menu Bar You can customise your GNOME panel to contain the menu bar for all application windows (except those that don't work with it - the main ones are Firefox and Open Office). Obviously this makes much ...


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The limiting factor is probably the available disk space or the number of partitions you can create. You can have three and more OSs installed, though I am not sure that W8 is a good candidate at the moment. It might not play nicely with other bootloaders, like Grub or EasyBCD. Performance is unrelated to the number of OSs installed.


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Adding new usernames in capital: By default capitals are not allowed in usernames. You can use --force-badname to create a username in capital.(or you have to reconfigure NAME_REGEX in /etc/adduser.conf) sudo adduser <username> --force-badname i.e sudo adduser JOHN --force-badname Renaming your username in capital: To rename your username in ...


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You can install Lubuntu within your existing Ubuntu installation, giving you the option to select either Unity or LXDE upon login. Alternatively, you could even completely remove Unity after installing Lubuntu in order to clear out unnecessary packages and save yourself some space. To install Lubuntu within your existing installation, run the following ...


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Ctrl+Alt+F1-F12 switches to different virtual terminals on your computer. What is running on terminal 1-6 is getty, which allows users to login to a CLI. Terminal 7 is probably running something like tail -f /var/log/messages (it doesn't do that on my machine). The configurations for these programs exists in /etc/init/tty[n].conf on ubuntu. You can put any ...


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You can get images for netbooks with ARM processors: http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/ports/releases/lucid/. However, please be warned that there is no support for discontinued releases and any questions opened here will be closed as off-topic. You may be able to get assistance on Ubuntu Forums, though. There is no intel .iso there. For that you ...


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Install driconf from the software center . Press Alt + F2 and type driconf and press enter . Change Enable limited ARB_fragment_shader support on 915/945 from No to Yes by clicking on the button next to it


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Have the options for icon size changed after it forked from OpenOffice? In Openoffice on my Maverick netbook I can reduce the size under Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org [probably LibreOffice now] > View. It sounds strange that they would remove the feature from LibreOffice. If it's missing, you should probably file a bug with LibreOffice.


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Judging by Gerry Carr's Canonical Blog post as of Ubuntu 11.04 there will no longer be separate Ubuntu versions. One of the benefits of the direction that’s been taken with the next release of Ubuntu is that there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition. The introduction of the new shell for Ubuntu means that we have a user ...


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That screenshot is out of date. Current Unity as it ships in 10.10 does not have a text field in the top panel. Search will be implemented in what we call Lenses.


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i would suggest booting in safe mode (there you get a root shell even if you don't know the current password) and there you can reset your password by typing passwd <yourusername> this will prompt you for a new one. how to boot save mode: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword


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According to the Ubuntu wiki page on netbooks the display driver issue is well known. For Lucid the recommended fix is to install updated graphics drivers from a PPA. Per that page execute the following commands in the Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gma500/ppa && sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install poulsbo-driver-2d poulsbo-driver-3d ...


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Just change the background on the desktop, choose one of the pre-configured images, and that will do it. If you want to use your own image then click on the + sign, add your image, and then change the permissions on the image for group read and write and other to be read only. And that will do it. No need to use anything else.


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I know this is an old question, but I had similar problems on my Samsung netbook and maybe the described steps will be useful to someone. My netbook is an old machine and Ubuntu 12.04 was too slow to be useful. I tried several tweaks, which improved things, but not enough. I didn't feel like replacing Ubuntu with Lubuntu and then installing all the ...


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When you "remove" a menu entry with alacarte, what it really does is create a user-local file that describes the application according to the FreeDesktop.org "Desktop Entry Specification", and indicates that it should be hidden from the menu. Local "desktop entry" files override system-wide ones. These local files are located in ...


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Your best bet is to back up your files and re-install. I'm not sure what's causing the problem, but the 3 separate boot loaders sounds definately wrong to me. I would also advise doing a full dual boot instead of a wubi install because: What is the performance? The performance is identical to a standard installation, except for hard-disk access ...


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The 2D netbook interface from 10.04 is still there. You can use it if you install ubuntu-netbook-efl-default-settings & netbook-launcher-efl (click the package names to install them, after installation there will be a new session choice in the login screen). I don't understand why Docky would prevent you from running system administration programs?


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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick should have what you need to install ubuntu. Your EEE should have a recovery partition, so if you want to keep that option you should take care when installing ubuntu not to overwrite it. If you do overwrite it, there are similar ways to create bootable usb-drives for windows, in case you need to ...


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There is no BIOS on that machine because it's not an IBM compatible PC. It's an ARM device. Even if you could get the usb to boot, the PC versions of Ubuntu (i386 and x64) wouldn't work because the chip is completely different. You'll need an arm build, which luckily for you is almost done: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/OMAP Unfortunately, the process for ...


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In 10.10 the tools have been changed to dconf. First install dconf-tools , then run dconf-editor Then navigate to apps -> indicators -> datetime and then check the "show-date" checkbox.


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Go to Applications -> Software center then install ubuntu-netbook and after installation logout and select Ubuntu Unity Netbook Edition


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If the installed application has installed a menu option, then right-click the menu at the top of the screen and choose Edit Menus. If you are using Natty, type "alacarte" in the terminal Navigate to the menu option and choose the Properties button - you'll then see the command to launch your application.


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Go to System Settings -> User Accounts. The second entry is the user's language, you will be able to change it to english from there.



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