I have an ASUS EEE PC 1011PX with Ubuntu Linux Desktop Edition v 10.10. I want to revert its state before its first start where a wizard came up and asked things username, passwords, etc... I hope there is a command or something to revert everything back to the first start.

  • that wizard is available when you install. What is stopping you from reinstalling from CD/USB? – fossfreedom Feb 12 '12 at 11:26
  • The only chanse would a fresh install? I do not have any install media. I have only USB for booting any install. Is there a special ubuntu for netbooks and for USB? – Zolee71 Feb 12 '12 at 12:31
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    Possible duplicate of How do I reset GNOME to the defaults? – DJCrashdummy Nov 25 '15 at 20:40

The wizard you mentioned is only available from a fresh install - it is part of the installation routine.

If you want to reset your desktop then there is a great answer describing this.

An alternative would be just to create a new user account and copy the files from one account to the other.

10.10 is almost out of support (April 2011) - so you perhaps should consider upgrading.

Obviously 12.04 will be available at that time - full instructions on how to install from USB is available from ubuntu.com.

Unlike 10.10 - there is not a specific version of ubuntu for netbooks. The netbook design has been combined into the one Unity interface (hence its name). For netbooks, my recommendation would be to use the Unity-2D interface since it is much lighter for the lower cpu-powered netbook.

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  1. Ctrl + Alt + F1

  2. rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity

  3. Ctrl + Alt + F7

  4. Restart

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Probably best to upgrade to 12.04, I run it on a first gen eee701 with no issues at all. Unetbootin can create a bootable 12.04 USB stick.

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