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

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  1. wahyu September 8, 2008 at 2:15 pm #

    can not install grub. installation halt at 82%

  2. Eats Wombats September 8, 2008 at 6:10 pm #

    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.

  3. ppyo September 8, 2008 at 8:10 pm #

    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!

  4. ppyo September 8, 2008 at 9:17 pm #

    Solved the “Failed to fetch” problem! It was a wifi glitch. 8)

  5. DeGrijze September 9, 2008 at 12:13 am #

    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?


  6. Mirthas September 9, 2008 at 12:55 am #

    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

  7. newbie September 9, 2008 at 1:22 am #

    Need some understanding here?

    Is this RC2 ever going to be a GOLD version? Or is it already ‘AKA’ GOLD…?

  8. Xenon September 9, 2008 at 3:33 am #

    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 ^^

  9. Xenon September 9, 2008 at 3:48 am #

    Mirthas, just tested your app. Notebook Remix is switched off, but main panel is still running.


  10. Mirhas September 9, 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    @ Xenon
    did you make a reboot after starting the program?

  11. Xenon September 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm #

    Sure I did the reboot ^^. I am using the RC2 on a EEE 701.


  12. Micha September 9, 2008 at 7:41 pm #

    Thanks for your vigorous development on the Ubuntu eee – a great work done.
    I run it on a 901.

    Best wishes!

  13. Xenon September 10, 2008 at 5:33 am #

    Now enjoying even X-Mame (SDL Mame is updated, but slow as hell in the 701). This is great ^^.

  14. vince September 10, 2008 at 6:24 am #

    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.

  15. bullx September 10, 2008 at 11:32 am #

    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.

  16. Anonymous September 10, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    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.

  17. John D'Arcy September 10, 2008 at 6:10 pm #

    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.

  18. Midnite Mac September 10, 2008 at 6:59 pm #

    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

  19. Jon Ramvi September 10, 2008 at 7:27 pm #

    Midnite Mac, it’s just the RC2 without the aptitude bug. RC2 = gold :)

  20. Akshathkumar Shetty September 13, 2008 at 8:16 am #

    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 :(

  21. Jon Ramvi September 13, 2008 at 10:16 am #

    Akshathkumar Shetty, got your bug report. Thanks :)

  22. neilmcnasty September 15, 2008 at 7:09 pm #

    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!

  23. Jon Ramvi September 15, 2008 at 8:29 pm #

    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..

  24. Radek901 September 18, 2008 at 7:34 am #

    > “Cant mount – must be superuser
    > to mount”

    in my case removing (commenting out) line in /etc/fstab concerning cdrom and /media/cdrom0 mountpoint.


  25. neilmcnasty October 8, 2008 at 5:28 pm #

    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.

  26. Jon Ramvi October 24, 2008 at 10:01 am #

    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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