Wednesday, November 11, 2009

User Guides for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

These guides will help you get Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala up and running on your Dell Mini 9, Dell Mini 10v and Dell Vostro A90.




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14 comments:

anjilslaire said...

This time around, UNR 9.10 is distributee as an ISO, so no more .img burning. Shame imo, really.

Scott said...

Seriously, no desktop switcher? I'm leaning towards sticking with Jaunty UNR until Lucid UNR arrives. I like having both interfaces.

sd73ta said...

Slow boot time with super talent ssd? this fix took me a while find so since this site helped me so much I figured I should post the fix here.

TEMPORARY WORK AROUND FOR THIS PROBLEM:

1. sudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/95-devkit-disks.rules

2. locate the following lines (about 1/3 the way into the file; search for "smart")

# ATA disks driven by libata
KERNEL=="sd*[!0-9]", ATTR{removable}=="0", ENV{ID_BUS}=="ata", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="disk", IMPORT{program}="devkit-disks-probe-ata-smart $tempnode"

3. comment out the second line by adding a # in front, so you should have

# ATA disks driven by libata
#KERNEL=="sd*[!0-9]", ATTR{removable}=="0", ENV{ID_BUS}=="ata", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="disk", IMPORT{program}="devkit-disks-probe-ata-smart $tempnode"

4. save the file and reboot

warriorx808 said...

First, Love the site, I use this page for any and all of my 9`s mods.

Do you or any one else know how to fix choppy flash (hulu)? I ran the "top" command, and saw that while flash video is running, and the cpu starts running up over 100+%, that's when the video starts chopping.

Im running Karmic and I've upgraded the wifi card to the Motorola 5100 card connecting to a draft-n d-link router running in g&n mode.

Just hoping someone can offer some suggestions.

Thanks!

redDEAD said...

warrior,

Install the latest version of Flash, overrride gpu validation and turn off Compiz.

Besides those fixes it's really a programming issue. Flash is programmed poorly and is too cpu intensive.

The guides can be found here: http://www.ubuntumini.com/2008/09/general-ubuntu-guides.html

warriorx808 said...

Like I previously stated, my 9 has the Motorola Wifi 5100 and is connecting to a D-link 802.11n AP. When the router is in mixed G&N mode, every thing works fine.

But the funny thing is when I config it to run in N mode only, the general web page loading, actually takes longer. I tried loading a page with it in the mixed mode, and timed it. Than the same in N only mode. And it actually does take longer in N only.

I thought draft-n was supposed to be faster?

Any thoughts?

warriorx808 said...

I just figured out something about flash playing. I turned on my 9, and started Firefox right away. I went to Hulu and started watching a show. The flash was working perfectly for about 15 mins. But than it started getting choppy, I noticed the bottom of the comp was hot. So i experimented by adding a little 1 inch spacer under the computer, and put the comp directly in front of an A/C vent. After the cool air ran under the comp for a while, the flash started working better again.

Does this mean the flash issue is related to the cpu, or wifi card being overheated?

Any ideas for any accessories to help with internal cooling?

Alfredo said...

i just got a inspiron mini 1012, made an upgrade to ubuntu koala, and i'm having problems with blue-tooth, and the web cam. I cannot enable bluethooth and chees does not recognize the webcame. can some one help?

Mark said...

Skype is no longer part of the medibuntu repository. PLEASE correct your post...

nmckeand said...

Is the mini 12 the same hardware as the
mini 10? can we upgrade to 9.10?

thanks,this is a great site.

redDEAD said...

nmckeand,

No, The Dell Mini 12 has a different graphic card then the Mini 9/10V & Vostro A90. I do not know if upgrading to 9.10 is a good move. Check out the Ubuntu Forums for help with your Dell Mini 12.

nmckeand said...

Dell Mini 12
Ubuntu 10.04 works perfectly
Kubuntu Remix 10.04 works perfectly

Chose the full 10.04, loads faster, runs great. NOW The Mini 12 is a very nice computer. Better battery life with 10.04
than with Dellbuntu.

nmckeand said...

Dell Mini 12
Ubuntu 10.04 works perfectly
Kubuntu Remix 10.04 works perfectly

Chose the full 10.04, loads faster, runs great. NOW The Mini 12 is a very nice computer. Better battery life with 10.04
than with Dellbuntu.

nmckeand said...

Dell Mini 12
Ubuntu 10.04 works perfectly
Kubuntu Remix 10.04 works perfectly

Chose the full 10.04, loads faster, runs great. NOW The Mini 12 is a very nice computer. Better battery life with 10.04
than with Dellbuntu.