This time, however, it seemed to work much, much more flawless. I installed the Netbook remix, as this contains a GNOME version that is much more optimized for lower resolutions. The installation flawless, as I simply downloaded the ISO image, used UNetbootin to get it over onto a USB Memory Stick and then booted the computer from it. Very simple, very fast and very much working.
However; there are some things that I simply am not very fond of. The first thing is the Sentelic mousepad goes maniacly by tap-to-click, scrolling and whatnot. Fortunately, there’s a nice hack possible to remove at least its tap-to-click functionality, in addition to, in theory, scrolling.
Edit your /etc/rc.local file and include these lines just before the line saying exit 0
# Disable tap-to-click: echo -n c>>/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/flags # Disable vertical tap scrolling: echo -n \0>>/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/vscroll # Disable horizontal tap scrolling: echo -n \0>>/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/hscroll
Then run the /etc/rc.local file to ensure that these changes will be live before your next reboot:
sudo sh /etc/rc.local
EDIT: I've now solved this problem! The script I originally picked up used echo -e \0, which didn't work as intended. Basically it just added a nil value to the end of the line. However, when I added echo -n \0 instead, it worked as intended by adding 0 as the value in those files. Joy!
The other thing is the stability of the wireless network. My wireless network adapter uses the Realtek RTL8187SE module, but it’s very unstable. This is due to our network using WPA-PSK as encryption, something which the RTL8187SE module. I read that it should be fixed in the 2.6.33 or 2.6.34 modules, but they’re not in the Ubuntu repository yet, and I don’t feel for recompiling the kernel myself right now. I’ll give it a shot later on, but for now it’s just annoying.
It’s peculiar, though, that I seem to lose the connection to the DNS, while it semi-works by using IPs. I don’t thin there’s anything wrong with the router, as I haven’t experienced these kinds of problems on any other computer in our house (and we have plenty).
All in all, I’m quite pleased with the installation, and if I can just smack these two annoyances down, I’ll be more than pleased.