Ubuntu Netbook Edition

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This notes are about Ubuntu Netbook Edition, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Install

  1. Download iso of Ubuntu Netbook Edition
  2. use a running Ubuntu machine to create a bootable USB stick via "System > Administration -> Startup Disk Creator"
  3. Boot from the stick and install
    I had to face some problems with the bootmanager, that accidentely installed itself onto my USB Stick :-(

Tools / Packages

Enable Medibuntu

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list
sudo apt-get --quiet update
sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring
sudo apt-get --quiet update
sudo apt-get --yes install app-install-data-medibuntu apport-hooks-medibuntu 
apt-get install debian-archive-keyring mc krusader 
apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras adobe-flashplugin

Opera

sudo -i
echo "deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

See [1] -> "Making it more compatible with GNOME"

Disable maximizing all windows

It is quite annoying that many dialogs appear maximized (e.g. copy dialog in krusader). This fixes this:
Use "gconf-editor" to edit the settings for the tool called "maximus" and check "no_maximize"

Disable IPv6

Disabled IPv6 due to very slow DNS lookup in my home network

[2]

check if ipv6 is on:

cat /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6

(1== no ipv6)

Way 1: disable via editing /etc/sysctl.conf:

#disable ipv6
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1

Way 2: edit /etc/default/grub

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="ipv6.disable=1"

and run

sudo update-grub2

Way 3: Firefox-only solution via

about:config

Preload

If you have much RAM the package preload is making sense

sudo apt-get install preload