UPDATE: Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 – gold
Get it while it’s hot:
The Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 Release Candidate 2: Torrent download
Everything from the “The road from Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 RC to GOLD” should be fixed.
Please report bugs over at Launchpad, thanks
can not install grub. installation halt at 82%
PS Apologies for my igorance but in turning off netbook remix interface I’d like to have a panel bar at the bottom to which apps minimize. I’ve created a panel, added the Show Desktop button and a Workplace Switcher (discovering all these for the first time) but I can’t see how to find and maximize minimized applications. They disappear! :-) Some problems also with missing help files for these panel apps and in the background colours for them.
Otherwise almost everything seems ok.
Can’t get the red Quit button app into the top right corner (like things to look consistent with my desktop system).
Fn+F8 doesn’t work; worked but not well with Xandros.
Update: found how to find my minimized apps! Add Window Picker app to the bottom panel. GREAT! Easy when you know, I know, but it’s always just been there on my desktop version.
Thanks A.Shetty for the BIOS tip on reseting the wireless.
I gotta say that RC2 was a disappointment. I had way too many problems with it. I decided to go back to ubuntu-eee 8.04, which initially worked perfectly after aplying the RiceeeyTweak script.
Not anymore… After reinstalling u-eee 8.04, I am getting all these annoying problems with apt-get. Not only annoying but downright crippling.
First I was getting all these “bad checksum” messages, now I get “Failed to fetch” for all the repositories!
I followed exactly the same steps as my first (very successful) install.
WTF is going on?!?!?
I agree with other posters that the information in the website is misleading. That download should be clearly marked as “RC2”.
Other than that, thanks for a great effort!
Solved the “Failed to fetch” problem! It was a wifi glitch. 8)
Just a quick question, got Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 Release Candidate 2 on my EeePc 701 4g.
When the system (running just only on battery) gos to sleep iam not getting it to wake up again.
Not bij touching the touchpad or hitting any of the keys.
I have to turn the machine off and on a gain to get it back to a working order, is this a know issu?
i wrote a little tool to switch netbook remix on or off.
saves the changes to panel after first run.
I think it is quiet use full until something like that is included into ubunt eee.
You can get an deb file form
hope someone likes it
by the way many thanks to jon and the rest of the crew for this nice distro
Need some understanding here?
Is this RC2 ever going to be a GOLD version? Or is it already ‘AKA’ GOLD…?
Mirthas, now I’ll try your switcher :) Thanks!
PS: I like Notebook Remix too much, but also I think it’s good to switch to “normal” desktop ^^
Mirthas, just tested your app. Notebook Remix is switched off, but main panel is still running.
did you make a reboot after starting the program?
Sure I did the reboot ^^. I am using the RC2 on a EEE 701.
Thanks for your vigorous development on the Ubuntu eee – a great work done.
I run it on a 901.
Now enjoying even X-Mame (SDL Mame is updated, but slow as hell in the 701). This is great ^^.
I found a problem when using ubuntu 8.04.1 RC2. Sound will disappear after suspending or hibernating the system. And just rebooting the system,sound will be back.
Mirthas, thank you very much for this.
I’m not able to test at the moment because I’m stick to 80.4 (I really dislike netbook remix interface) but I will be happy to see a working switching tool included in future releases.
I have pc 900 with the latest ubuntu-eee. I also have a Freecom xxs 160gb hd which I would like to use, but although the system recognises the the dive I get the message “Cant mount – must be superuser to mount”. Although I love this OS but am new to Linux. Can anyone help? I’d be really appreciative.
Very functional and the interface is a perfect match for the EEE. My 701 has seen a dozen distros.
After I obtain RC2, I think I’m sold on this undoubtably. Can’t wait for the final rev. Thanks for the great work.
I see that the Torrent has been updated about an hour ago… The ISO is now only 606.69 megabytes in size.
Could this be the GOLD version? Check it out at: http://www.mininova.org/tor/1790364
Many thanks to this wonderful community.
Midnite Mac, it’s just the RC2 without the aptitude bug. RC2 = gold :)
Hasn’t any body else faced the low volume problem in 901? The loudness is very less even with volume is set to 100% And if one reduces volume slider to 50% it is as good as muted :(
Akshathkumar Shetty, got your bug report. Thanks :)
Hi there, I am experiencing the same issue as posted below concerning mounting disc (I get the message “Cant mount – must be superuser to mount”)
Any clue on how getting around this?
Everything (except this issue) works perfectly on my 900 and so far the Ubuntu-eee is the only one that gets all the Eee features up and running without too much hassle.
I would like to see some speed improvements though.
Both eeeBuntu Standard 1.0 and eeeXubuntu performs faster (even with Compiz eyecandy running)
Anyway: I like Ubuntu-eee best even if it’s a bit slower than the others.
Good Job Mate!
neilmcnasty, remove the line that says yada yada cdrom yada yada in /etc/fstab (last line)
It’s weird that it’s slower. It’s the same piece of code..
> “Cant mount – must be superuser
> to mount”
in my case removing (commenting out) line in /etc/fstab concerning cdrom and /media/cdrom0 mountpoint.
Thanx alot for your help, really appreciate it.
I might have forgotten to go back to finished in bios when I complained about the speed.
But I am experiencing alot of stuttering when playing from Rhythmbox at the same time as I’m doing other stuff. This is new on the Gold edition.
I have now upgraded to Gold and installed compiz and I’m very happy so far, so excuse me if I seemed a bit harsh in the beginning.
edd, nope. I think it will be included in Ubuntu intrepid, meaning it will be included in ubuntu eee 8.10
Mirthas, netbook remix switcher – that’s awesome!
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