UPDATE III: Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 – gold

UPDATE II: Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 RC2

UPDATE: The road from Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 RC to GOLD

This is day 2 of the finishing of Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1. If you haven’t read what happened day 1, please take a look here.

All times are UTC+1.

MD5sum of the release candidate: f5ce1516e2b05425eb3fd96e8630b7fe

Marie with coffee

Marie with coffee

Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 RC starting up

Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 RC starting up

Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 RC

Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 RC


Ok, my connection sucks way to much to complete the upload to Sourceforge. Download the release candidate with Bittorrent now!

Going to bed – good night :)


Progress: [=========>                    ]  34.5% of 651517952 bytes
Could not send request body: SSL socket write failed
dav:/r/ra/ramvi/uploads/> put ubuntu-eee-8.04.1.iso
Uploading ubuntu-eee-8.04.1.iso to `/r/ra/ramvi/uploads/ubuntu-eee-8.04.1.iso’:
Progress: [                              ]   0.1% of 651517952 bytes


Uploading ubuntu-eee-8.04.1.iso to `/r/ra/ramvi/uploads/ubuntu-eee-8.04.1.iso’:
Progress: [==>                           ]  10.1% of 651517952 bytes


Uploading a RC of Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 to sourceforge:

Uploading ubuntu-eee-8.04.1.iso to `/r/ra/ramvi/uploads/ubuntu-eee-8.04.1.iso’:
Progress: [                              ]   0.3% of 651517952 bytes


My internet connection is working at 1kb/s or something. But I think Ubuntu Eee 8.04.1 is ready! Reinstalling policykit fixed the permission problem.


Marie (gf) has a friend over and I had to set up the projector and stuff. Still working on the policy / permission problem…


I think this can fix the login problem:

chmod a+w /tmp

The problem with nm-applet is still there when installed though, so it has be fixed. When trying to start network-admin I get:

The configuration could not be loaded
You are not allowed to access the system configuration.


Been to the store and bought a pizza. Anyway, the problem:

When trying to run nm-applet on the livecd, it returns:

** (nm-applet:9592): WARNING **: <WARNING> nma_dbus_init ():
nma_dbus_init() could not acquire its service.
dbus_bus_acquire_service() says: ‘Connection “:1.86” is not allowed to
own the service “org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo” due to security
policies in the configuration file’

When trying to log in after installation, I get this message:

View details (~/.xsession-errors file):

/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup…

mkdtemp: private socket dir: Permission denied

Anyone out there got any tips?


Nope, the permission problem is still there after installing. Crap


Seems we have a permission problem with the livecd user. While that sucks, it’s not going to hold us back from releasing. It may mean there’s no internet connectivity on the livecd. The permission problem is probably gone when it’s installed. I’m going to test that now. If it looks ok, I’m going to release a release candidate. If the permission problem or any other important bug can be fixed within 24 hours, the RC won’t go gold. If there’s no quick fixes, the exact same version as the release candidate goes gold.


The installation now automatically starts when booting the livecd. But I seem to have forgotten to add the notification area (where the battery applet etc are) or something’s wrong..


New problem: The livecd user have lost it’s permission to install. Google…


I’m now going to test it on my Asus Eee 701. I’m using the great unetbooin application by Geza Kovacs to move it to a memory card.


I know several people are following this post. So I made another post where you can contribute some of your time, if you’d like :) How to translate Ubuntu Eee into my language


Looks great in the virtual machine. The panel is all set up but the installation didn’t autostart. I tried starting it with


instead of

ubiquity –desktop %k gtk_ui

Let’s try again :) I’m also afraid that when the OS is installed, and it’s trying to start ubiquity it’s going to wait for the to time out, since it can’t find it, and there’s half a minute waiting. Which of cause isn’t ok..


Just woke up. Unfortunately,  Deco’s wake up call didn’t wake me up. Marie (girlfriend) have made me coffee and here I am, in my bathrobe, ready to finish 8.04.1. I’m going to start by customizing the panels. Remove the bottom one and edit the top one.

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  1. Joey September 9, 2008 at 2:43 am #

    I downloaded the newest release and I cannot not get gstreamer plugins for mp3 support to install no matter what I try. I have two issues: The first is an error about mismatched hashes and the other is that another package is conflicting with the install of the plugins. I tried it in synaptic and aptitude. Any help???

  2. Joey September 9, 2008 at 2:56 am #

    Then I learned how to read a wiki. Change the repository location.

  3. Leon September 14, 2008 at 8:34 pm #


    You did a magnificent job with the gold version. Works right out of the box on my sdhc card on the eee 900. The only problem until now is the playing of mp3 files with rythmbox. Downloading gstreamer plugin does not work.Any suggestions? Keep up the good work!


  4. veli izzet September 17, 2008 at 7:00 am #


    Using 701 with XP,

    In order to convert
    I have two questions:
    1- How do I enable 800×600 mode?
    2- I want Turkish Language support, how do I gt it?

  5. 63renaud October 16, 2008 at 11:36 pm #


    J’ai mis un lien sur mon site.

    Si vous ne le voulez pas merci de me le dire.


  6. David October 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm #

    Uauh!! Thank you for your effort to make a hassle-free version of Ubuntu for our Eee! I will donate some bucks…

    Jon, I can see from the image with Maria (nice girl) that you like playing with a wii, like me.

  7. Jon Ramvi October 24, 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    Thanks for all you comments! Not many blogs have so involved readers – thanks a lot!
    If you need support for Ubuntu Eee, please ask you question over here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu-eee

    David, thank you! The Wii is kind of dusting away – I’m disappointad about the games that have been released for it..

    63renaud, please comment in English and I’ll be able to understand you ;)

  8. Johnny Canuck October 28, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    63renaud said “I put a link to you on my site. If that’s a problem, let me know.” (Not a direct translation, but just the essence of what he said.)

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