Netbooks

Contents

Contents

  1. Tier 1
    1. Acer Aspire 1810T
      1. Maverick Meerkat (Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition)
    2. Acer Aspire One 150
    3. Acer Aspire One 250
    4. Acer Aspire One 521
      1. Maverick Meerkat
        1. BIOS Version 1.08
          1. Lubuntu 10.10 & kernel 2.6.38
      2. Lucid Lynx
        1. Model AO521-3530 MFG Date: May 2010
          1. BIOS Version 1.0.1
          2. BIOS Version 1.0.3 and 1.0.6
          3. BIOS Version 1.0.8
        2. Model AO521-3740 MFG Date: May 2010
          1. BIOS Version 1.01
        3. Model Acer Aspire One AO521-3782
    5. Acer Aspire One 522 and 722
    6. Acer Aspire One 532h
      1. Lucid Lynx
      2. Lucid Lynx Beta
    7. ASRock ION330
    8. Asus Eee PC 1215N
      1. Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 Lucid
    9. Asus Eee PC 1215P
      1. Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 Maverick
      2. Ubuntu 11.04 Natty
    10. Asus Eee 1201N
      1. Natty
      2. Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 Lucid
        1. Video
        2. HotKeys
      3. Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 Karmic
    11. Asus Eee 1201HA
      1. Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 Lucid
        1. Video
        2. HotKeys
        3. Microphone
      2. Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic
    12. Asus Eee PC 1015PN
      1. Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 amd64
        1. Working
        2. Not Working
        3. Fixes
        4. Graphics Chips
        5. Not Tested
    13. Asus Eee PC 1000H
    14. Asus Eee PC 1000
    15. Asus Eee PC 1001HA
    16. Asus 1001P
    17. Asus Eee PC 1005HA
      1. Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic
      2. Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Netbook Edition
    18. Asus Eee PC 1008HA
    19. Asus Eee PC 1005P
      1. Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Netbook Edition
      2. Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Netbook Edition
      3. Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic 64 bit
    20. Asus Eee PC 1005PE
      1. Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic
      2. Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic 32 bit
      3. Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic 64 bit
      4. Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid 32 bit (Beta 1)
      5. Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 Lucid 32 bit
      6. Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick 32 bit
    21. Asus Eee PC 1005PEB
      1. Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic
    22. Asus Eee PC X101ch
      1. Xubuntu 12.04 LTS
    23. Asus Eee 1000
    24. Asus Eee 900a
    25. Asus Eee 901
    26. Asus Eee 701
    27. Asus VX6 Lamborghini
      1. Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix
    28. Axioo PICO DJJ
    29. Compaq Mini 100C/110C
    30. Compaq Mini 700EF
    31. Compaq Mini 700EL
    32. Compaq Mini 701ES
    33. Compaq Mini 730EO
    34. Dell Mini 9
      1. Lucid
      2. Karmic
      3. Jaunty
    35. Dell Mini 10 (Inspiron 1010)
    36. Dell Mini 10v (Inspiron 1011)
    37. Dell Mini 10 (Inspiron 1012)
      1. Lucid
      2. Karmic
    38. Dell Mini 12 (Inspiron 1210)
    39. Dell Latitude 2100
    40. Dell Lattitude D420
    41. Fujitsu M2010
    42. Gateway LT2005u
    43. Gateway LT2107h
    44. Gateway LT2115u
    45. HP Mini 1010nr
    46. HP Mini 1033cl
    47. HP Mini 1151nr
    48. HP Mini 110 / Compaq Mini 100c/110c
    49. HP Mini 110-1120es
    50. HP Mini 110-1030 CA
    51. HP Mini 210-1014SG
      1. HP Mini 210
    52. HP Mini 2133
    53. HP Mini 311
    54. HP Mini 2140
    55. HP Mini 5102
      1. Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid 32 bit (UNE)
      2. Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid 32 bit
    56. Lenovo S10
    57. Lenovo S12
      1. Intel Atom CPU, Intel GMA950 GPU
      2. Intel Atom CPU, Nvidia ION GPU
    58. Medion Akoya E1210
    59. MSI Wind U123
    60. MSI Wind U100
      1. Lucid Lynx Beta
    61. MSI Wind L2100
      1. Pre-Lucid Lynx Beta 1
      2. Lucid Lynx 10.04.1
      3. Maverick Meerkat
    62. MSI Wind U90
    63. Packard Bell Dot ZG5
    64. Packard Bell dot s
    65. Packard Bell KAV60
    66. Samsung N130
    67. Samsung N140
    68. Samsung N150
    69. Samsung N220
      1. Lucid Lynx
    70. Samsung NC10
    71. Sylvania MESO G
    72. System76 Starling Netbook
    73. Sony VAIO W
    74. Toshiba NB100
      1. Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
      2. Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 Lucid Lynx
    75. Toshiba NB250
      1. Ubuntu 10.04.2 (Lucid Lynx, desktop version, both 32 and 64 bit)
  2. Tier 2
    1. Acer Aspire One 110
    2. Acer Aspire One - Model ZA7 (manufactured 2009)
    3. Acer Aspire One D255
    4. Acer Aspire One D260
      1. Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04
      2. Ubuntu 11.10
    5. Asus Eee Top 1602
    6. Asus Eee 1005HA
    7. Asus Eee 1000HE
    8. Asus Eee900
    9. Asus Eee 1101HA
    10. Asus Eee 701-SD / 702
    11. Averatec 2200
    12. Axioo CMPC
    13. HP Mini 1000
      1. Lucid
      2. Karmic
      3. Jaunty
    14. HP Mini 1030nr
      1. Karmic
    15. Kohjinsha SH6
    16. Packard Bell dot sr.NL/305
    17. Samsung N120
    18. Samsung N510
    19. Sony Viao P VGN-P13GH
    20. Toshiba NB205
    21. Cendyne VIA C7-M
      1. Lucid Lynx
    22. Nokia Booklet 3G
      1. Lucid Lynx
  3. Tier 3
    1. HP 2133 Mininote
    2. Lenovo S12 (VIA Nano CPU based)
    3. PackardBell MZ35-200

This page lists some of the netbooks that have been tested with Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 (or newer, see tests), along with any known quirks or issues experienced during testing.

Note: for best results, take a thumbdrive with a copy of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix with you to the store, plug it in, and test it yourself. Then update this page Smile :-)

You can also join this new project (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Laptop) doing some simple tests to keep track of regression in the development release, filling out a report of your netbook. Smile :-)

Tier 1

These are netbooks that work reasonably well, with few or any issues, and no major issues.

Acer Aspire 1810T

Maverick Meerkat (Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition)

  • Works well for most things, ethernet-port, wireless, sound playback, webcam, USB, suspend, bluetooth, 3G, all working fine.
  • internal mic/sound recording only works with gnome-tools
  • internal mic with skype:
    • Do this once:
    • open skype, and disable automatically adjust microphone settings in the sound options panel

    • install and run padevchooser

    • go to Volume Control... / Input Devices

    • unlock the lock channels padlock and pull up the volume for the Front Left channel (internal mic), pull down the volume for the front right channel (external mic).

    • klick on the 'Set as fallback'-button (right of the pad lock)
    • Do this every time:
      • have pavdevchooser running before you start skype

Acer Aspire One 150

Acer Aspire One article on Wikipedia

Works well for most things, sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Minor problems include pulseaudio interfering with sound recording, and media card reader issues unless it is booted with a card in the slot. D250 models, on the other hand, have been known to have issues where built-in microphones and ethernet cards do not work unless new drivers and pulseaudio are installed and configured correctly.

Known issues:

  • 271019 - media card reader not hotpluggable on acer aspire one

Edit: This appears to work in karmic

  • 354620 - Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running

Acer Aspire One 250

Works well for most things, sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Minor problems include pulseaudio interfering with sound recording, and have been known to have issues where built-in microphones and ethernet cards do not work unless new drivers and pulseaudio are installed and configured correctly. The key reasons for differentiating the models is that on the 250 wired networking can be an issue, and the card reader is hotpluggable.

Known issues:

  • 354620 - Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running

  • 424805 - Attansic wired network drivers need to be manually compiled

Note: For the Acer Aspire One Model ZA3 (Manufactured 2009 - A0751h-1279 - Poulsbo chipset) there are issues with the video driver. See below.

Acer Aspire One 521

Maverick Meerkat

BIOS Version 1.08

Everything works except suspend/hibernation, microphone, sound switching from speakers to headphones, and ACPI detection of battery. Battery issue (which is an upstream ACPI kernel issue) is resolved by patching kernel with patch offered at https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19602.

Lubuntu 10.10 & kernel 2.6.38

Fn Keys works, disable of wifi possible, sound switching from speakers to headphones works, microphone works, the battery detection still does not work.

Lucid Lynx

Model AO521-3530 MFG Date: May 2010

BIOS Version 1.0.1

Everything works [sound, webcam, keyboard, trackpad, ACPI buttons] except for the microphone (might be the issue with stereo mentioned on this page) and the battery indicator. The system always detects AC power regardless of the state. I have not tested hibernation/suspend.

BIOS Version 1.0.3 and 1.0.6

These BIOS versions cripple the system: neither keyboard or trackpad work. In rescue mode there's an error that flies by too fast, so I am not sure what it is about. I tried booting to stock and updated kernels with various combinations of acpi and apic flags but to no avail. Be advised that BIOS version 1.0.1 is not available for download on Acers' website, so back up the ROM before you attempt testing.

BIOS Version 1.0.8

This BIOS version fixes the keyboard and trackpad issues, however the battery detection still does not work. AC adapter detection works. The system is usable.

Model AO521-3740 MFG Date: May 2010

BIOS Version 1.01

The same issues as mentioned above for the same BIOS version, with the added complication that the wired ethernet driver is not supported automatically. The fix is to follow the steps suggested here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9449490 (response #6 from pytheas22). This works easily as long as you have a wireless connection! The only proviso is that, since you are manually inserting the module into the kernel, after every kernel update, you'll have to repeat the procedure.

Model Acer Aspire One AO521-3782

(Lucid Lynx 64 bit desktop version)

The keyboard does not work out of the box. However, Acer provides BIOS update on it's support site, and it solves the keyboard issue. Everything else works including sound and WiFi. Audio jack does not work. Computer does not turn on after a suspend.

Acer Aspire One 522 and 722

See AspireOne522.

Acer Aspire One 532h

Lucid Lynx

Model 532H-2789 MFG Date: January 2010 Touchpad, including edge scrolling, works out of the box. Also tested -- and works -- with Linux Mint 9. Everything I have tested, including suspend & hibernate, works out of the box. (I have not tested microphone and a few other things.)

Model NAV50 MFG Date: December 2009 Known Issues:

sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
pavucontrol
  • Click the "input devices" tab. Click the lock icon to unlock channels. Set the front right channel to silence.
  • The (multifuntion) cardreader shows up in lsusb, but doesn´t work per bug 530277.

  • Fn + F2/F3 wireless/bluetooth on/off hotkeys don't work. They don't show up in dmesg either.
  • Mini install CD doesn't work with ehternet and wifi.
  • Brightness control hotkeys switch 3 steps up and down instead of one step.

Works well:

  • Volume, Sleep and display hotkeys.
  • Webcam.
  • Display.
  • Audio (internal speakers and headphone jack)
  • Wireless and Ethernet work, as long as you use a desktop live cd to install Ubuntu.

Lucid Lynx Beta

Model NAV50 or 532h-2807. MFG Date: Feb. 2010. Wireless: Atheros AR5B95.

Works very well. Webcam and wireless are no problem at all.

Known Issues:

  • Touchpad scrolling doesn't work in the latest Beta; neither edge- nor two-finger scrolling. See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9209315 for a workaround.

  • Touchpad's "disable while typing" also doesn't work. But with a few days of practice it's not much trouble.
  • Microphone doesn't work out of the box, but setting PULSE_SERVER to localhost before running an application seems to fix it. I.e.: /bin/sh -c "PULSE_SERVER=127.0.0.1 program-name" will launch program-name with full microphone support (program-name can be gnome-sound-recorder, skype, etc.).

  • Card reader Not found in Ubuntu9.10 also cannot boot from SD at all.
    • This is a multifunction card slot per bug 530277.

    Note:(In Windows 7:SD Card is listed as a Disk Drive(Combo-Drive) on ENE USB Mass Storage Controler

    • >drivers:C:\\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\disk.sys C:\\Windows\system32\drivers\partmgr.sys)

  • ethernet port works well

Not Tested: microphone jack, headphone hack.

ASRock ION330

Note: this is a Nettop machine (see also ASRock on Wikipedia)

Works very well with sound, video all working well. Just use the System/Hardware Drivers app to install the ION graphic driver

Known Issues: None so far!

Asus Eee PC 1215N

Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 Lucid

NIC card with Atheros(R) chipset wasn't fully recognized. It's recommended to download module for kernel from Opendrivers.com.

Most things work perfectly right away including wireless.

The odd thing about this netbook is the Nvidia Optimus tech. There is a Intel and Nvidia chipset in this netbook but only the Intel will be used without doing some hacking. DO NOT INSTALL THE RESTRICTED NVIDIA DRIVER. Doing so will enable the Nvidia chipset which will cause the screen to turn off when you enter Gnome. To get the Nvidia chip working you would need to figure out how to install/use vga_switcheroo.

To get console switching to work (ctrl+alt+Fxx) you need to disable KMS as described here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/KernelModeSetting I disabled it for both the Intel and Nvidia drivers just to be safe but you should only have to disable the Intel.

To get the sound to output from the headphone jack properly install the linux-alsa-driver-modules-(your kernel version) package from the Ubuntu Audio Dev PPA.

Asus Eee PC 1215P

http://gimmy.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/f00c6921a8_47446_b1.jpg?w=250&h=233

Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 Maverick

Most things work perfectly out of the box, including wireless with driver broadcom. Also Compiz, microphone, webcam, suspend and the Fn key from the keyboard (sound, stop/pause/play, bringhness).

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty

Works two fingers scrolling and right click with touchpad!

Asus Eee 1201N

Natty

Everything works from the stock install but you must do it plugged on the ethernet. Otherwise it fails. You only need to install the proprietary video card driver post installation. The system will suggest doing it after installing.

Microphome works out of the box.

All FN buttons seem to work, except turning the screen off. Haven't tried the screen sharing button, but it's so standard it should work.

Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 Lucid

The installation of Ubuntu can be done from a USB stick or using an external optical drive. Details of how to create a bootable usb stick can be found on Ubuntu's download page.

Everything works on the Asus Eee PC 1201N in Lucid Lynx aside from a few things which are less important functions.

When you have finished installing Lucid Lynx you need to plug in the netbook via the ethernet port and install the latest updates in order for the wireless to work from the network manager applet. This is easier than trying to enable it on the old kernel. (If you can't do this you may be able to use ndiswrapper to enable wireless temporarily in order to download the updates.)

To get the internal microphone to work you need to install PulseAudio Volume Control (pavc). When installed open it (Applications>Sound & Video) and go to the input devices tab. Deselect the lock icon by clicking it. Drag the front left slider to about 80% and drag the front right slider to 0%. Now just check it works by going to the Sound Recorder (Applications>Sound & Video).

The only thing that doesn't work is the lock touchpad button. (Left silver button opposite the power button.) This can be enable with some scripting but for now I'd recommend not trying unless you are an advanced user. This is a minimal problem and the netbooks touchpad is positioned perfectly so your hands don't touch the touchpad while typing.

Video

The open source nVidia drivers that come with Lucid Lynx work well. If you want 3D however, you may benefit from installing the nVidia closed source drivers. Open the menu item System > Administration > Hardware Drivers. The nVidia hardware should be listed in the hardware drivers control panel. Select Activate to install and automatically configure the new drivers.

You will need to logout of your desktop (or reboot) before the new drivers take effect.

HotKeys

To get the majority of the hotkeys to function properly, you need to modify how Grub start your Linux, as follow.

Open a terminal and edit your Grub configuration file:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

And change the option row GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" as follow:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor splash"

Then update Grub installation with the command:

sudo update-grub

and restart your netbook

Working hotkeys include: wireless toggle, brightness (except F7 to switch off screen), volume.

Neither of the disable touchpad keys work.

Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 Karmic

Most things work out of the box, touchpad, keyboard functions (brightness, volume etc.), wired LAN and Sound. Dedicated touchpad disable button does not work. Using proprietary NVidia driver 195 and video is awesome! With MPlayer and SMPlayer using VDPAU 720p content looks great on the 12.1" display. Have not tried the HDMI yet.

Known Issues: Wireless... Realtek 8192se is not directly supported in Karmic. Lots of reading on the web about NDISWrapper working for some folks with the Win 2000 driver but I used Kernel 2.6.31-14 and Realtek driver rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1116.2009 and have no issues, suspend works and wireless is realiable. Tried newer kernel and newer driver from Realtek but just not reliable. Internal mic does not work shows in sound config and Skype but does not work, still looking for a solution.

Edit: The Realtek wireless driver requires you compile and install to your Kernel version, this means any Kernel updates will require you to recompile (sudo make, sudo make install). So far I have only had success with Kernel 2.6.31-14 Generic. Will update if I find another Kernel that works.

Asus Eee 1201HA

Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 Lucid

Most things work out of the box, but you need to resolve those problems:

Video

The Graphics Video Card is an Intel GMA500. Please refer to the appropriate page: HardwareSupportComponentsVideoCardsPoulsbo

HotKeys

To get all hotkeys function properly, you need to modify how Grub start your Linux, as follow.

Open a terminal and edit your Grub configuration file:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

And change the option row GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" as follow:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor splash"

Then update Grub installation with the command:

sudo update-grub2

and restart your netbook

Microphone

To set properly microphone, you can set those parameters on command line:

amixer -c 0 sset "Master" "100%" "cap" "unmute"
amixer -c 0 sset "Headphone" "100%" "cap" "unmute"
amixer -c 0 sset "Speaker" "100%" "cap" "unmute"
amixer -c 0 sset "PCM" "100%" "cap" "unmute"
amixer -c 0 sset "Mic Boost" "0%" "cap" "unmute"
amixer -c 0 sset "Beep" "74%" "cap" "unmute"
amixer -c 0 sset "Capture" "78%" "cap" "unmute"

or you can install an advanced graphical mixer:

sudo aptitude install pavucontrol

and unmute the microphone in the input sheet.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic

Most things work out of the box [touchpad, keyboard shortcuts (brightness, volume), Wireless, Sound. Touchpad disable Shortcut doesn't work.

Graphics driver install instructions can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsVideoCardsPoulsbo

Other Hardware and video performance not tested yet.

Asus Eee PC 1015PN

Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 amd64

The 1015PN is a dualcore Atom Netbook (1.5 GHZ, 2 Gig Ram) with wlan, bluetooth, HDMI & VGA out. In addition to the Intel GMA 3150 this Notebook has a ION2 (GT218) GPU that works great in ubuntu with the proprietary nvidia binary driver.

Working

  • Wireless - working (see fixes)
  • Wired network card - working otb
  • Webcam - working otb
  • Touchpad - working otb
  • Hotkeys - working (see fixes)
  • Graphics card driver (1024x600) - working with nouveau and/or nvidia binary driver for the GT218 chip or with intel i915 driver for the GMA 3150 (see Graphics Chips section below)
  • Audio - working (alsa update needed, see fixes)
  • Microphone - working (alsa update needed, see fixes)
  • Mic-in and audio-out jack (alsa update needed, see fixes)
  • Multi-touch - working (see fixes to enable 2 finger scrolling)
  • Power managment (sleep & hibernate) - working otb

  • SD Card reader - working otb

Not Working

  • Bluetooth chip: works sometimes but not stable. Updating the Bios to 0401 makes it a bit better but its not fixed for now.
  • Hardware button left top (Power mode & online mode switch)

  • VGA Graphics Hot-switching: The VGA chipset in this Netbook comes with a Intel GMA 3150 built into the N550 CPU and a Nvidia ION (GT 218) chip. Both cards can be used in Linux but the "Optimus" hot-switching between the two chips is currently out of reach due to a bug in the intel i915 driver. (module unload is currently disabled on kernel level due to memory leaks)

Fixes

  • Wlan: The Broadcom (BCM4313) Chip requires the proprietary "Broadcom STA wireless driver". Connect via lan, run a system update and install the driver via the Restricted Drivers Manager.
  • Hotkeys: Volume, Sleep and display brightness need the asus fixes
     sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

    change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" as follow:

     GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor splash"
    Then update Grub installation with the command:
     sudo update-grub

    To get the CPU Preformance Mode toggle and the Touchpad Hotkey working install jupiter:

     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/jupiter
     sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
     sudo apt-get install jupiter jupiter-support-eee
  • Audio: Newer alsa Drivers from the ubuntu-audio-dev ppa are needed to get audio and the inbuild mic working
     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa
     sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
     sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)
  • Multitouch: Is disabled by default. Turn it on in gnome:
     gnome-mouse-properties
    Touchpad Tab - Enable Two-finger scrolling
  • Fix numerous spin-downs of the Western Digital hard drive:
     sudo gedit /etc/hdparm.conf
    Add the following at the end of the conf file
     /dev/sda {
             apm = 254
             apm_battery = 254
     }

Graphics Chips

As noted above both VGA Chips can be used in Linux. The Nvidia Chip is useful for high performance stuff (like Gaming, HDTV, ect) but draws a lot of power from the battery. For basic operation I find the Intel GMA 3150 sufficient. Also a so called "Optimus" Mode (meaning both chips are available via lspci) is available but the "Hot-Switching" between both chips is currently not possible.

To set the desired Vga Mode for the next boot you need to issue a acpi_call (see VGA Modes 1 - 3 below). You will need to install a custom kernel module from the linux-hybrid-graphics project for your current kernel.

Preperations:

  • install nvidia binary driver : The Nvidia GT218 Chip will only work with newer binary drivers than the default ones shipped with Maverick (minimum 260.19.06) so install the latest nvidia binary driver from the x-swat ppa:
     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
     sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

    Vdpau Benchmarks with Nvidia Driver 260.19.06

  • install the acpi_call kernel module from the linux-hybrid-graphics project:

     git clone http://github.com/mkottman/acpi_call.git
     cd acpi_call
     make
     sudo insmod acpi_call.ko

    Or install this DKMS package (acpicall-dkms_0.1_all.deb) to auto-build and update the module for all installed kernels. After the install of the dkms deb package run

     sudo modprobe acpi_call
    to load the kernel module. dmesg reports "acpi_call: Module loaded successfully" if it worked.

VGA Modes:

  • Mode 1: Intel GMA 3150 To enable the intel vga for the next boot, switch to root (sudo -s) and run

     echo "\OSGS 0x01" > /proc/acpi/call
    Set the intel driver in xorg.conf
     ...
     Section "Device"
     Identifier "Device0"
     Driver "intel"
     VendorName "Intel GMA 3150"
     BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
     EndSection
     ...
    Point xorg to the intel glx module and set the mesa libgl (still as root)
     rm /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/libglx.so
     update-alternatives --set gl_conf /usr/lib/mesa/ld.so.conf
     ldconfig
    Now reboot.
  • Mode 2: Nvidia GT218 (Next Gen Ion) To enable the Nvidia Chip for the next boot, switch to root (sudo -s) and run

     echo "\OSGS 0x02" > /proc/acpi/call
    Set the nvidia driver in xorg.conf
     ...
     Section "Device"
     Identifier "Device0"
     Driver "nvidia"
     VendorName "Nvidia GT218"
     BusID "PCI:4:0:0"
     EndSection
     ...
    Point xorg to the nvidia glx module and set the nvidia libgl (still as root)
     ln -s /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/libglx.so.270.26 /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/libglx.so
     update-alternatives --set gl_conf /usr/lib/nvidia-current/ld.so.conf
     ldconfig

    NOTE: Replace libglx.so.270.26 with the Version of your installed nvidia driver. Now reboot.

  • Mode 3 : Intel GMA 3150 and Nvidia GT218 (Next Gen Ion)

    This mode keeps both VGA Chips active, but currently only the intel chip can be used in this mode. Work is going on to make "Hot-Switching" possible, so keep your fingers crossed Wink ;) To enable Optimus mode for next boot, switch to root (sudo -s) and run

     echo "\OSGS 0x03" > /proc/acpi/call
    and proceed with the Steps outlined in Mode 1 above. To save power after the reboot in Optimus mode, turn off the nvidia chip via another acpi_call (acpi_call.ko module needs to be loaded again):
     echo "\_SB.PCI0.P0P4.DGPU.DOFF" > /proc/acpi/call
    This will give you additional 2 hours of battery life.

To automate this procedure you might want to write yourself a bash script or use one of the scripts provided in this ubuntuforums.org thread.

For further Documentation on the VGA modes and acpi_calls for the Eee 1015PN see the hybrid-graphics-linux mailing list. (esp. this message from Raphael Metzler)

Not Tested

  • HDMI Audio & Video Out:

-- mtron (Jan 2011)

Asus Eee PC 1000H

Works very well with sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Minor problems include pulseaudio interfering with sound recording.

Fix Fn-keys & Special keys bug on Lucid (also works on Natty):

sudo sed -i 's/^GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=.*/GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux"/g' /etc/default/grub
sudo update-grub

Known issues:

  • 354620 - Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running

Asus Eee PC 1000

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 Beta2 Lucid

    • Wireless b&g and bluetooth work out of the box. 2-finger scrolling is disabled by default but enabling in the mouse setting works as expected. Fan runs too much, add these 2 lines to /etc/rc.local to slow it down.

      • echo "1" > /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm1_enable echo "70" > /sys/devices/platform/eeepc/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm1

      At 70 the fan is still audible but no longer annoying and the cpu temp stats below 55C during typical usage. Implementing a fancontrol script modified for the Eee is probably a good idea.
  • Wireless (using the rt2860 hardware) has some issues in mixed authentication mode, and still will not connect to wireless-n sytstems

Asus Eee PC 1001HA

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic

Works well: LAN, WLAN, sound, camera. No problems reported.

To fix the Wifi problem in Lucid, you can download the Ubuntu Karmic driver from this ppa: https://launchpad.net/~markus-tisoft/+archive/rt3090/+packages

The hotkey issue was easily fixed following the ubuntu forum post: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9316144&postcount=8.

Asus 1001P

very similar in hardware to the 1005P discussed below.

My experience of hardware support in lucid:

  • camera: works OOTB
  • sound: works OOTB
  • wifi: unsupported OOTB, but fix released, upload STILL pending! (the Ubuntu kernel devs need a major kick in the behind or maybe even be fired for their non-performance on this one)

  • hotkeys: some problems,needs acpi_osi=Linux as boot parameter to get full display brightness, users should also update to at least BIOS version 1103

  • multi-touch: not working

Asus Eee PC 1005HA

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Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic

Most of the stuff works fine out of the box. Wireless and Wired network cards ready to use. The Intel Atom processor bug seems pretty well fixed. Graphics card driver working well also. Webcam working fine. Very nice optimization for this device!

Issues:

Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Netbook Edition

Overall impression quite similar to previous 9.10 installation on this device: Most devices like graphics, wireless, sound, etc. work out of the box and very nice optimization for this device!

Issues:

  • for wireless issue (see Karmic) Run 'sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic' instead.
  • Microphone does not work out of the box. Install the pulse audio volume control app 'sudo apt-get install pavucontrol' and at the Input Devices tab, set front left channel to 100% and the front right channel to 0%.
  • Hotkeys don't work out of the box, you have to add a kernel parameter to the grub config:
    • Run 'sudo gedit /etc/default/grub'
    • Edit the line with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and add " acpi_osi=Linux". The line should then look like -> GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux"

    • Save and then run 'sudo update-grub'
    • Reboot
  • Multitouch doesn't work out of the box.
    • Open your textediting program e/g gedit. kate, kwrie, mousepad etc
    • Paste this in it. (Each command on a separate line. )
      •  #!/bin/bash
        sleep 10
        xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Two-Finger Scrolling" 8 1
        xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" 8 1 1
        xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 32 10
        xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Width" 32 8
    • Save the file somewhere as .sh extension
    • Now go here.System > Preferences > Sessions and click on Startup Programs. Click 'Add' and enter the name of the script(for example: sh '/home/username/Documents/multitouch.sh').

    • reboot.
  • Bluetooth doesn't work out of the box, haven't tried to fix that yet

Asus Eee PC 1008HA

Works very well. Very nice optimization for this device!

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic i386

  • Wireless - working
  • Wired network card - working
  • Webcam - working
  • Microphone - working
  • Bluetooth - working (external)
  • Touchpad - working
  • Graphics card driver (1024x600) - working
  • Audio - working
  • Multi-touch not working (only with external script on boot)
  • Power managment - working
  • SD Card reader - working
  • Hardware buttons (sound volume, brightness, ...) - working

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick i386

  • Wireless - working
  • Wired network card - working
  • Webcam - working
  • Microphone - working
  • Bluetooth - working
  • Touchpad - working (can`t disable it with "on/off" switch-button)
  • Graphics card driver (1024x600) - working
  • Audio - working
  • Multi-touch not working (only with external script on boot)
  • Power managment - working
  • SD Card reader - working
  • Hardware buttons (sound volume, brightness, wireless, sleep, ...) - working

Asus Eee PC 1005P

Not to be confused with 1005PE due to some significant hardware differences!

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Netbook Edition

Same issues and solutions as in 10.4 for microphone and brightness control.

Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Netbook Edition

Note: Wireless worked fine out of the box.

Issues:

  • The microphone does not work out of the box with Skype. To get Skype working, install the pulse audio volume control app 'sudo apt-get install pavucontrol'. At the Input Devices tab of the app, set the front left channel to 90% and the front right channel to 10%. Sound Capturing should now work with Skype. You must also be sure to untick the box 'allow Skype to automatically adjust my mixer levels'. Not doing so will cause these settings to be reset.
  • Brightness control doesn't work properly. Pressing Fn-F5 or Fn-F6 changes the brightness randomly.
    • To get best support for hotkeys, update your BIOS to the latest version then add some kernel parameters to the grub config. Run sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

    • Edit the line with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT and add " acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor". The line should then look like -> GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor"

    • Save and then run sudo update-grub

    • Reboot
    • xbacklight, and xgamma work too..
  • Multi touch pad doesn't work out of the box. Probably the same with all synaptics touchpads in all laptops (they work like a normal touch pad)
  • Hard disk makes frequent clicking noise when using battery power
    • Workaround is to disable Advanced Power Management on the hard disk. Kernel parameters "apm=off" and "noapm" don't seem to achieve this. Add the following to the end of /etc/hdparm.conf:

/dev/sda {
        apm = 254
        apm_battery = 254
}

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic 64 bit

[Actually wireless did work out of the box when installing 9.10, 2010-Mar-18]

Issues:

  • Wireless does not work out of the box. As of 2009-02-01, use the Windows XP driver with ndiswrapper to get it to work:
    • Run 'sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk'
    • Go to [http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx] and under "Please select your product", select "Eee Family", "Eee PC", and "Eee PC 1005P", click on "Search", and then select "WinXP" (not Linux!) as operating system. Then click on "Wireless" and download the driver for "Wlan: NE785H_GE112H" from whatever location; unzip that file.

    • Run ndisgtk; "Install new driver", and in the folder you unzipped in the last step, open the subfolder "ndis5x64" (if you're running a 64bit Ubuntu; if you're on 32bit, open "ndis5x" instead) and select "netathwx.inf". Installing this file should give you working Wireless!
  • The microphone issue as known from other Eee PCs is present (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/449855). To fix, open a terminal and type 'sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-alsa-karmic-generic'. The mic should then work after a reboot (tested both with the sound recorder app and Skype).

  • brightness control doesn't work properly. Pressing Fn-F5 or Fn-F6 changes the brightness randomly.
  • Multi touch pad doesn't work out of the box. Probably the same with all synaptics touchpads in all laptops (they work like a normal touch pad)

Asus Eee PC 1005PE

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic

As with the 1005HA, most of the stuff works fine out of the box, although there are some minor wireless connection issues.

Issues:

  • To fix initial keyboard and touchpad problems, update your BIOS. Download the update from the asus homepage or use the preinstalled asus autoupdate windows app (if you haven't already wiped your windows partition Wink ;-) ).

  • The microphone issue with the 1005HA seems to be present (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/449855). To fix, open a terminal and type 'sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-alsa-karmic-generic'. The mic should then work after a reboot (at least with the sound recorder app). To get Skype working, install the pulse audio volume control app 'sudo apt-get install pavucontrol'. At the Input Devices tab of the app, set the front left channel to 90% and the front right channel to 10%. Sound Capturing should now work with skype.

  • Wireless works out of the box, but connection is flaky. To fix, open a terminal and type 'sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-karmic-generic'
  • Multi-touch has not been tested. It is likely that the issue mentioned in the 1005HA will be present as it appears to be the same hardware.
  • Head-phones do not always disable internal speakers. This can be manually corrected by going to the System tab and, under preferences, choosing the sound option. On the output tab, at the bottom, is a connector choice. Headphones can be chosen from here. This will ensure all of the sound comes through the headphones only. Follow the same steps, choosing analog output, to return sound to the internal speakers.

Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic 32 bit

  • Mostly works out of the box
  • My 1005PE has Wireless Atheros AR9285 working with standard ath9k driver
  • Attansic Ethernet NIC uses atl1c driver ; supported in LiveCD and after install, but unsupported in "Alternate text-mode install CD"
  • Brightness keys (Fn-F5 and Fn-F6) work completely randomly as stated for Karmic-64. This can be solved by adding "acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor" to the boot command line, per ubuntuforums and Debian Wiki. That works Smile :-)

  • Microphones not working initially. Installing linux-backports-modules-alsa-karmic-generic plus pavucontrol do the trick, in Skype as well. backport-modules are not needed in Lucid Beta 1.

  • Plugging earphones unfortunately doesn't shutdown internal loudspeakers. Couldn't find any solution nor turn loudspeakers off manually so far, however this is solved in Lucid Beta 1 + latest Lucid updates.

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic 64 bit

* Wireless doesn't work out of the box - 1005PE (and also 1005P) apparently have a new, not yet supported card Atheros AR2427 (PCI ID 168C:002C). * Brightness keys (Fn-F5 and Fn-F6) work kind of randomly. [I noticed this on a 1005PE with UNR9.10-32bit. Should this really be under the 64 bit heading?]

Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid 32 bit (Beta 1)

* Everything works out of the box

* Except for LCD brightness adjustment that needs booting with the "acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor" options in the boot command line (so this option needs to be added into the grub configuration). See Ubuntu bug #512567.

* It is worth noting that all EeePC "hotkeys" I have tried work in KDE (Suspend, Wi-Fi enable/disable, touchpad disable, LCD brighness when booted with proper option cf. above, audio volume and mute)

* All these hotkeys work WITHOUT needing to install the "eeepc-acpi-scripts" and "rfkill" packages.

* It is worth noting that the Wi-Fi enable/disable hotkey (Fn-F2) actually acts both on Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet (Ubuntu Bug #557048).

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 Lucid 32 bit

* Same results as noted above in Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid 32 bit (Beta 1)

* While the stereo microphones work with Ubuntu in general, they do not work with Skype. The two steps to resolve this issue are to first, go into alsamixer and set either the Left or Right microphone channel to a very high number (I set mine at around 90) and the other at zero (0). Second, after launching Skype, go into the Options settings and select Sound Devices. Uncheck the box labeled "Allow Skype to automatically adjust my mixer level". Doing the first will actually fix the problem with Skype. Doing the second will make sure Skype doesn't reset the levels back to their defaults.

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick 32 bit

* Similar results as per Kubuntu 10.04 32 bit above, except that wireless works fine.

* Hotkeys for screen brightness work (but see note below), as does the sleep key and volume.

* Hotkey for wireless does not work, so you have to switch it on/off in Windows and are stuck with its state in Ubuntu thereafter.

* Screen brightness issue as noted elsewhere, does not seem to be fully fixed by adding grub configuration as above (not bright enough?).

Asus Eee PC 1005PEB

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic

  • Keyboard and touchpad appear functional out of the box.
  • Multi-touch does not appear to be functional.
  • Microphone fix for 1005PE (installing backport) is required, but seems to work.
  • Brightness key randomness can be resolved with by adding "acpi_osi=Linux" to the boot command line, per ubuntuforums.

  • Wireless: fails to connect to a WAP using a shared 128-bit ASCII WEP key. Connectivity successful in the pre-packaged Windows 7 Starter Edition. Installing backport does not resolve the issue. Connected successfully to a different WAP using a WPA PSK.
  • Plugging in external headphones does not disable internal speakers. This can be manually corrected by going to the System tab and, under preferences, choosing the sound option. On the output tab, at the bottom, is a connector choice. Headphones can be chosen from here. This will ensure all of the sound comes through the headphones only. Follow the same steps, choosing analog output, to return sound to the internal speakers.

Asus Eee PC X101ch

Xubuntu 12.04 LTS

  • works with 800x600 out of the box, but if you install the Intel Cedarview the screen stays completely black. This worked for me: http://daily.siebler.eu/2012/06/ubuntu-12-04-driver-for-intel-cedarview-atom-n2000-und-d2000-serie/ but in addition I had to replace the previous lightdm.conf file in /etc/lightdm (use lightdm.conf.cedarview-drm) and to comment out the line #blacklist cedarview_gfx in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-local.conf and use GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset" in /etc/default/grub (and finally run update-grub2). I'm using Kernel 3.2.0-34-generic from standard ubuntu repository.

  • network: since wpa2 was working quite easily I didn't pay attention to the cable network. I have created a wpa_supplicant.conf file and edit it by hand (I don't like gui tools that sometimes work and sometimes not...). I had do switch eth0 to manual (otherwise boot hangs for a long time if no cable is connected). I installed the package resolvconf My /etc/network/interfaces:

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    auto wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet dhcp
            wireless yes
            wireless-mode managed
            wireless-essid MY-ESSID
            wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
    
    iface eth0 inet manual
  • Touchpad: I noticed that it helps a bit to disable the touchpad during typing (xfce-settings, mouse and touchpad, devices, touchpad, there is a checkbox for this), however I was not that satisfied, so I created a script toggletouchpad:

    TPID=$(xinput list | grep TouchPad | sed 's#.*id=##' | awk '{print $1}')
    STAT=$(xinput list-props $TPID | grep Enabled | awk '{print $NF}')
    NEWSTAT=$(echo $STAT | awk '{print 1-$0}')
    xinput set-prop $TPID "Device Enabled" $NEWSTAT

(I hope this wiki finally accepts my scripting...) and assigned it in xfce-settings, keyboard to the "toggle-touchpad hotkey" (Fn-F3)

Asus Eee 1000

Works very well with sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Minor problems include pulseaudio interfering with sound recording.

Known issues:

  • 354620 - Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running

  • Wireless (Ralink RT2860) has reported bugs: 344022 - connecting to wireless-n networks, 320390 - cannot connect to 802.1x/PEAP/mschapv2 networks and 480477 - instability of connections.

Asus Eee 900a

Works very well. Desktop effects work, but are disabled by default.

Asus Eee 901

Everything works well apart from the wireless on/off button which often breaks the adapter, bluetooth toggling which does not work at all and a problem with wireless connect.

Known issues:

  • 339891 - wireless rt2860 not connecting to some WPA (Enterprise does not work out-of-box). Working patch is issued at link.

In Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook: everything working perfect (camera, audio, Wifi, Wifi to WPA2, Bluetooth, etc.) but out of the box not the hibernate. External monitor works perfectly (Fn-F5).

Asus Eee 701

Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop edition: All good, except with external monitor use System - Appearance - Visual Effects tab ... switch to None (default is "Normal" button). "Normal" mode for Visual Effects causes crash back to low graphics mode with no external display when screen saver activates, and on some web page re-draws in Firefox.

Asus VX6 Lamborghini

Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix

Works great. Havent tested everything but most day-to-day required things worked out of the box. The Broadcom STA wireless driver, and NVIDIA driver, required proprietary drivers, but these were easily installed through System>Administration>Additional Drivers. 720p Video works fine with ffmpeg, havent setup vdpau yet.

Audio output through headphones hasnt worked out of the box (havent tried fixing). Havent tried bluetooth, hibernate, microphone, or HDMI out.

Install Tip: no need to change BIOS. Insert thumbdrive (with Ubuntu install), press ESC many times during boot, then select USB.

Axioo PICO DJJ

Works very well.

Compaq Mini 100C/110C

See the HP Mini 110.

Compaq Mini 700EF

http://mennetrier.free.fr/images_forum/mini700.jpg

Compaq Mini 700EL

  • Works very well: Wireless, suspend, hardware function buttons, sd card reader, bluetooth, webcam, power management (incl. screen dim, freq scaling,...), sound
  • Ethernet port: Needs acpi_os_name=Linux passed as a kernel parameter if you want the wired ethernet to come up when powered by battery and the machine not to crash if both ethernet and power are unplugged in either order; See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/297263

Compaq Mini 701ES

Compaq Mini 730EO

  • Works extremely well, almost everything works out of the box and as intended even special keys (incl. turning on/off wireless), sound up and down with Fn keys, suspension works flawless and screen dimming etc.
  • Ethernet port: Needs acpi_os_name=Linux passed as a kernel parameter; See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/297263

Dell Mini 9

  • 370046 - Cannot set wireless regulatory domain (in order to access wifi access points on channels 12 and 13)

Lucid

All works well out of the box except the BCM43xx wifi. The proprietary driver seems to work better than fwcutter.

Karmic

Power Management does not work in Ubuntu 9.10, does not suspend or resume, or hibernate, sleep... if it would go in, it locks up. Broadcom wifi does not work on liveUSB, you'll have to install and navigate to the pool directory and install drivers off the USB install media with dpkg. It is speedy, and the power management issues might have something to do with having an SD card mounted http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/ubuntu-netbook-remix/14722-suspend-hibernate-mini-9-broken.html. Also, the 4gb SSD drives report being ran outside of parameters

Jaunty

Works very well, minor problem with pulseaudio interfering with sound recording on Ubuntu 9.04. (Bug 354620 - Recording from microphone stutters when pulseaudio is running - appears to be fixed in Karmic).

Dell Mini 10 (Inspiron 1010)

This netbook has a host of problems, as detailed below:

1. Most importantly, Intel's GMA500 chipset support has been flaky and incomplete for years. Intel has failed to provide a decent workable Linux driver, either free or non-free. See the Poulsbo wiki for more info.

2. Sound sometimes breaks on Lucid, with the "azx_get_response timeout, switching to single_cmd mode" error in the logs.

3. Brightness keys don't work.

4. Suspending to RAM works, but waking up is 50/50.

5 The internal mic works in Lucid, but with some annoying crackling.

6. The touchpad is Elantec with integrated buttons - takes getting used to. Used to be recognized as a mouse in Lucid so that no touchpad configurations where available. Recognized properly in Lucid as of kernel 2.6.32-33, but is mis-configured.

7. The wireless on/off key doesn't work.

8. There are multiple freezing reports. The freezes are random, no errors in the logs, and the only way to recover is to press and hold the power button.

9. Memtest doesn't work.

Dell Mini 10v (Inspiron 1011)

Works very well; WiFi, webcam, sound, 3D graphics, USB, touchpad worked "Out of the box".. Minor problem with Microphone not working with pulseaudio, might just be settings.

At least one user has reported that Wi-Fi did not work out of the box with Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 (but did work with 9.04).

After upgraded to final version of 9.10, it works perfect. Bluetooth, microphone, WiFi, webcam etc. (Possibly bug with bluetooth interface not seen, please confirm bug/say it works)

Dell Mini 10 (Inspiron 1012)

http://i.dell.com/images/global/products/314x314/inspiron-1012-right-black-lob-standard-314.jpg

(New Dell Mini 10)

Suspend/resume bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/642091 Workaround: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6105510&postcount=12

Lucid

Boots up around 25s (on 10.04 rc from pushing power to having gdm login banner). Battery lasts around 5h00 with full screen backlight or around 6h00 with minimum backlight(movie watching for both scenarios)

Karmic

Works well. Webcam, sound, sleep worked out of the box (suspend to ram works, suspend to disk doesn't at least on 10.04 rc). WiFi must still be manually installed as with 9.10. Suspend uses significant battery power. Hibernate works well.

WiFi did not work out of the box with 9.10. Solution was to install bcmwl-kernel-source to get it to work. It is possible this was related to some lockup issues. An alternative is to install b43-fwcutter instead of bcmwl-kernel-source. Make sure only one of these two are installed at once. The b43-fwcutter package also requires linux-backports-modules-karmic (or kernel 2.6.32 and above).

Dell Mini 12 (Inspiron 1210)

Some features work very well: WiFI, webcam, sound playing, usb, touchpad. Video problem common with other netbooks with GMA 500 chipset: performance with default VESA graphics is very slow. Consult Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" video hardware support for accelerated driver information.

Some users question whether UNR should be used with relatively large 12" screen (1280x800 resolution).

Dell Latitude 2100

Works fine after some configuration. You have to install idc-touch package for touchscreen and driver for wi-fi and "sudo update-initramfs -u" after blacklisting. There are crashes when using compiz with kernels in Ubuntu 9.04, but in 9.10 it seems okay. Webcam not tested.

Dell Lattitude D420

Works fine after some configuration. You have to install Broadcom [[http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php|driver for wi-fi] manually for wireless, no other problems found.

Fujitsu M2010

http://www.tekniikanmaailma.fi/s/f/editor/Fujitsu_M2010.jpg

All working out of the box: wifi, webcam, hotkeys, sound, usb, card reader, touchpad, mic (jack works but not the build in, for Skype must be enabled, default mute). etc. To make internal mic working it needs to modify /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and to add 'model=fujitsu' for snd-hda-intel module. So last string of original alsa-base.conf becomes as the following (without quotes) "options snd-hda-intel model=fujitsu power_save=10 power_save_controller=N". Even when I connect my headset for skype it mutes the netbooks own speakers. Compiz not tested (I dont use), bluetooth not tested yet.

The tested UNR was 9.10 karmic.

Gateway LT2005u

Works very well with Lucid installed from Live USB stick. This is supposedly most of the same hardware from the Acer Aspire One. Tested: wifi, touchpad, function keys, power management. Media card slot also seems to work.

Not tested: Audio recording. Webcam not fully tested but works with Cheese app.

Gateway LT2107h

This was tested under UNE 10.04

Almost everything works well out of the box including the webcam, mic, headphone jack, volume, VGA out, ethernet and most of the hotkeys.

The main issues I experienced were:

  • Touchpad - only the scroll works out of the box. There is no multi-gesture and I've yet to find a solution.
  • The wireless hotkey does not work.
  • The card reader does not work.
  • Screen brightness hot keys would adjust the brightness in increments of roughly 3 steps. This is a common problem that I was able to fix by editing the Grub configuration file.
     sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

    Edit the line that says GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to say:

     GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor splash"
    Then update Grub:
     sudo update-grub2
    Then restart

I also ran Curnchbang Statler XFCE alpha 2 from USB with pretty much the same results.

Gateway LT2115u

Works very well. This is almost identical hardware to the Acer Aspire One 532H. Tested: wifi, wired ethernet, touchpad, function keys, power management, suspend and more. All work. The media card slot work perfectly too. No tweaks are required.

Wifi works totally great out of the box.

The touchpad has the same issue as the Lucid beta. The edge scrolling doesn't work out of the box. But the fix is simple: see post 4: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1470975 It's a very simple fix that immediately resolves the issue.

Not tested: Audio recording, webcam, a few other things.

Other than the touchpad edge scrolling, everything I have tested works out of the box.

The fan works properly. I'm not seeing any power management issues related to excessive CPU wakeups. I did test https://launchpad.net/~brian-rogers/+archive/power with the power management patch applied and powertop reported a small improvement. However, even with the stock kernel, the laptop fan and temperature are within normal ranges. No problems.

UPDATE: when kernel 2.6.34 is installed (using kernel team PPA), a couple minor annoyances show up that are not present with the stock Ubuntu kernel: 1. The battery status is sometimes reported incorrectly as "battery critically low" when it is not in fact low. Waiting a few minutes usually causes it to correct itself. No action is needed. But it is annoying. Seems to happen using wired ethernet connection (and does not happen on WiFi, afaict.) 2. The battery icon is wrong when using wired ethernet connection. The battery icon is replaced by an A/C power icon. This doesn't happen when using WiFi. 3. Sometimes the battery isn't recognized and the OS thinks it is running on A/C power. A suspend/resume resolves that. The 2.6.34 kernel has TRIM support for SSD's, but the stock kernel actually seems better on this netbook. (But the SSD sure is fast. And it will work with the stock kernel.)

Overall, the experience is great. I'm running Ubuntu partly because the problems on Windows are terrible. There's a hardware driver that crashes a lot on Windows and the manufacturer isn't keen to fix it. (It's a piece of hardware I must use for work.) The open source driver works 100% - no problems and it is very robust. So with Ubuntu, I don't have any crashes.

Other distros tested on the Gateway LT2115u: In addition to Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit, I tested netbook remix and Linux Mint 9 (gnome). All worked great on this netbook.

FWIW, I also tested an Asus Eee PC 1005PE. I think the Gateway LT2115u has a better keyboard, better screen, is lighter, etc. I tested the Acer Aspire One 532H-2789. It is almost identical to the Gateway LT2115u. However, the touchpad with edge scrolling works out of the box.

HP Mini 1010nr

Everything except wifi works "out of the box"; webcam, hotkeys, 3D Graphics, sound, USB, touchpad, mic, etc.

A wifi fix has been made available by performing the following:

1. Connect to Ethernet.

2. Update WL using System->Administration->Update Manager.

3. Restart.

4. Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers

5. Deactivate b43 and STA drivers.

6. Reactivate b43 drivers.

8. Close Hardware Drivers and open Synaptic Package Manager.

9. Flag bcmwl-modaliases for removal.

10. Flag bcmwl-kernel-source for (re)installation.

11. Apply changes and restart.

12. Wireless will be functional, and remains functional after subsequent restarts.

HP Mini 1033cl

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3832496&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us Everything works "out of the box"; wifi, webcam, hotkeys, 3D Graphics, sound, USB, touchpad, mic, etc.

At least two users have reported that Wi-Fi did not work out of the box. The following is a temporary workaround for the issue:

1. Connect to Ethernet.

2. Update WL using System->Administration->Update Manager.

3. Restart.

4. Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers

5. Deactivate Broadcom Wireless drivers.

6. Reactivate Broadcom Wireless drivers. Drivers will reinstall.

7. Unplug from Ethernet.

8. Wireless will be functional.

NOTE: This is not a permanent fix, as the driver reinstallation process must be done after every boot.

HP Mini 1151nr

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic:

Upon first boot in order to get the wifi working you will have to hookup ethernet and remove the b43 wifi module and install the wl module. The Qualcomm Gobi radio works fine using the hp-wmi and qcserial kernel modules with the gobi loader and udev. http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/gobi_loader/ To load the correct firmware for the card. You can download the firmware and extract it using wine from hp.com.

HP Mini 110 / Compaq Mini 100c/110c

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Karmic:

The Karmic version "just works", with almost everything supported, without tweaking. Wired NIC works nicely, sound works nicely, built-in SD card reader works too. The wireless driver needs to be activated first -- choose the STA one, not the b43 (which makes the machine hang during boot).

One user reports a case of the wireless drivers not working initially. Possible Fix http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-bugs@lists.ubuntu.com/msg1669880.html

Installing Broadcom wireless proprietary driver with Jockey (the only one which make things work) breaks internal Bluetooth. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/499445/

Some users report that the mic doesn't work also https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/376795/

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 Lucid:

Everything works out of the box but the recommended Broadcom STA driver does not appear to activate in live mode. Furthermore, on booting after installation a blank screen appears with a flashing cursor due to this issue. The workaround for this is to press Shift on reboot until the GRUB menu appears and select the recovery mode, followed by the fail safe graphics mode. Once booted into this low resolution mode, a standard restart should allow the computer to boot normally, but it many not boot properly on further attempts which is why it's imperative to immediately plug in an ethernet cable and enter the following two terminal commands to install the STA driver:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source

Following this the user should reboot their computer to check that they can boot normally, and that the wireless driver is now active.

There are no problems with the microphone here (though it is advised to turn the input all the way up in the Sound application) and Bluetooth does not break.

* Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid:

110c: Everything, except hibernate, works as soon as the wireless device is installed. Same problems as with the netbook remix: After install, you once need to start recovery mode. Then you need to connect wired internet and install wireless driver.

HP Mini 110-1120es

  • Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic works out of the box, but you have to install the proprietary wireless broadcom driver. It's the STA, not the b43. Mic won't work either. I wouldn't recomend the method used on the link above (for the generic Mini 110) since the kernel change breaks the filesystem and erases wireless again. Keep an eye on lauchpad for updates.

HP Mini 110-1030 CA

  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.10 : works out of the box. sound works, camera works, WLAN works.

HP Mini 210-1014SG

Works fine with Ubuntu 10.04 32Bit. It works out of the Box. Only the mute LED is always on, but you hear sounds and you can mute it...it doesn´t matter. The wifi card is working fine too, you only have to install the "special" hardware driver for this card, it works with wpa2 and the other encryption modes. The builtin webcam is working too. Skype knows this builtin webcam and you can use this one for your skype video chats. The ethernet card is only a 10/100Mbit card, but it works. The keys for changing the brightness and volume are working too, you have to take the combination fn+alt+F1-12 Key for getting a F1-12 command, without pressing fn+alt you got the sourtcut for brightness and volume.

A very important bios function is "Fan Always ON" turn this on to Off, and the fan will only rotate if it is necessary, if dont change it to off, the fan will always rotate with about 1500rpm...

Comment 2010 july 21: Not that quite simple. Problems are with touchpad and wireless - latter needs restricted Broadcom driver to be installed to work and touchpad-problem needs this solution http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1388164&page=6 Note too that models hardware components may vary in different areas of the world and according to time model is made.

HP Mini 210

Very annoyingly, this netbook came with a preinstalled Windows 7 - light, with a HP recovery partition and another primary system partition, which made all the primary partitions taken, leaving no more space for Ubuntu partitions. Therefore I had to backup one HP partition externally, and turn the free space into an Extended partition, where then Ubuntu could do its thing (of course it is also an option to totally delete all the HP and Windows 7 stuff) Then another problem was that the Wifi didn't work out of the box with the 11.10 install USB stick - when the Ubuntu install mode was selected at boot up. But when The Ubuntu live version was selected, the required river was installed, and from there, the install of Ubuntu from the live USB went without problems, also installing the Wifi driver. For the rest see remarks above.

Also, booting with a live usb happens after hitting repeatedly F9, otherwise W7 just reigns.

Now just need to find out how to modify the Unity menu...

And what is the deal now with "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator for mobile"?

HP Mini 2133

Works very well with 10.04 UNR.

  • Installation goes straight forward.
  • For wireless networking install the broadcom b43 restricted driver
  • Openchrome is sufficient for browsing the internet and watching small videos

HP Mini 311

Tried Ubuntu 9.10 standard edition (not UNR). Works well after some initial work. Although the live CD started up without a problem, once installed Ubuntu hangs before showing the boot splash icon, instead showing a blinking cursor, and never reaches login. (Presumably this is a Broadcom wireless driver error, see this discussion link.) I fixed this by booting into recovery mode and running updates:

1. Reboot and launch Memtest (or another non-Ubuntu boot option). When I tried booting into Recovery Mode immediately after failing to boot into normal mode, Recovery Mode would fail in the same place. Loading Memtest first seems to prevent this.

2. Then press ESC to quit Memtest and reboot into Recovery Mode.

3. Access the terminal and update your system:

$> sudo apt-get update

$> sudo apt-get upgrade

4. After updates are finished, reboot into normal Ubuntu. The splash, then login screen should come up, indicating that the error has been corrected.

This bug will likely not be present in 10.04.

Apart from that boot error, Ubuntu mostly works. The Restricted manager detected and installed the NVIDIA 3D graphics driver and the working Broadcom driver. Sound works out of the box, as well as microphone, webcam, and standby.

My only current pet peeve is that the touchpad is recognized only as a "generic mouse", and thus I can't disable the touchpad while typing or change other touchpad-specific settings (which all require the Synaptics touchpad driver).

HP Mini 2140

Works very well; video, bluetooth, sound, touchpad, webcam and even hotkeys work without modification.

On some models (FM839UT at least):

  • internal microphone doesn't work out of the box. Workaround in filed bug 376795

  • enabling dual-core support for hyperthreading doesn't work out of the box. Workaround in filed bug 376728

  • detection of lid close doesn't work. Filed bug 376793

HP Mini 5102

In some countries, the 5102 is available with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop preinstalled. Windows version has QuickWeb feature, which runs a version of Linux.

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid 32 bit (UNE)

Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid 32 bit

  • Most features work on install
  • Kbluetooth grayed out

Lenovo S10

Works very well.

Known issues:

  • 344627 - Recording from the internal microphone does not work

  • 60764 - SSH reports corrupted ethernet frames. Workaround available.

  • 390816 - UNR 10.4: external monitor output is switched off when closing the laptop-lid when gnome-power-manager is set to blank screen on closing. Workaround available.

  • 3G USB stick does not work correctly for 10.4. Works fine after installing usb_modeswitch.
  • at least one user has reported that machine will not connect to wireless networks that are secured with WPA if the SSID is hidden
  • Power management does not work correctly for 9.10. Does not wake from suspend to RAM.
  • At least one user has reported that wireless network does not work without proprietary/restricted drivers. Workaround is to install the non-free drivers. However, installing these requires network connectivity.
  • At least one user has reported that the microphone does not work in UNR 9.10 (tested with Sound Recorder).

Lenovo S12

Intel Atom CPU, Intel GMA950 GPU

Works very well.

  • Camera, leds, switches, screen, etc all work great with Karmic Beta.
  • Recommend passing "nosplash" to kernel do avoid long delay at bootup with Karmic.

Intel Atom CPU, Nvidia ION GPU

Works very well with Karmic 9.10 (Netbook Remix).

  • Camera, leds, switches, screen all work great with Karmic.
  • Resume after suspend to RAM takes about 15 seconds.
  • Some components need a binary driver installed via System → hardware drivers:

    • Wireless LAN - Broadcom STA driver (use LAN cable to install)
    • Video acceleration - NVIDIA driver

Medion Akoya E1210

Works very well. Sound, wireless, ports, suspend, hibernate and hardware function buttons all reported to work correctly.

MSI Wind U123

Works 100%out of the box with Jaunty Smile :-)

Some 'issues since upgrading from Jaunty to Karmic' however:

  • Fn key codes for camera, suspend
  • camera did work under Karmic once, but I cannot enable it again, likely because of the Fn key code issues.
  • screen brightness flickering using Fn keys

Possible more issues. Needs further investigation USB storage devices are recognized,

Tested subject: U123-EU (Atheros wifi, BT)

MSI Wind U100

Works good up to Jaunty, but major issues with Karmic!

Known issues:

  • 360926 - Wireless driver lacks multicast support.

With Karmic there are several problems, mostly fixed on a fully updated Karmic:

  • 415023 - Screen brightness flickers heavily due to BIOS/kernel/gnome-power-manager interaction. Best fix is upgrading BIOS to version 10G; others workarounds also available.

  • 455408 - USB devices are not recognized, Suspend mode seems to be tricky.

  • 435352 - Camera does not work. Perhaps same bug as 455408.

Note: To install without Camera and USB issues, disable your camera (using Fn-F6 at boot time) before installation. When installed, run an update, enabling proposed updates. When complete, this resolves the USB and Camera issues.

Lucid Lynx Beta

Tested standard install with no issues with camera or USB. There are no major issues known. Tested UNR with some issues with the UI (hanging after clicks etc) but all hardware working OK - I expect the UNR UI issues to be resolved during beta stage.

MSI Wind L2100

Pre-Lucid Lynx Beta 1

Lucid Lynx 10.04.1

  • Wireless is working.
  • Web cam fuctional.
  • All Fn keys seem to work
  • VGA out is fickle
  • HDMI works in 1280x720
  • USB fully functional
  • SD Card Reader fully functional
  • No problems with Suspend or Hibernate

Maverick Meerkat

  • Wireless works; performance inferior to most net/notebooks on some networks
  • Web cam functional; low frame rate, slow to adjust to changes in lighting
  • Fn keys work, except Eco; hardware tested is not equipped with bluetooth and HSDPA/GPRS/EDGE functions
  • VGA out works
  • HDMI out works; poor quality video output
  • Unity UI does not display correctly
  • SD Card drive works
  • USB ports function at USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 as negotiated by the connected devices

MSI Wind U90

Works very well.

Packard Bell Dot ZG5

Works fine out of the box. Wifi, LAN, sound, video all just work.

Packard Bell dot s

UNE installed OK via USB flashdrive alongside Win 7; wireless and peripherals not yet tested. [Added] now happily using Samsung SE-S084 ver C external DVD drive

Packard Bell KAV60

All works fine out of the box, video, sound, webcam, ethernet.

Wireless network (BCM4312) only works with proprietary drivers. Must be install proprietary drivers, you can do with commands

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

and reboot. After reboot works fine! More info about proprietary drivers here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

Tested with Ubuntu Maverick-desktop 10.10 and Ubuntu Lucid-netbook 10.04

Samsung N130

Works pretty well out-of-the-box. Webcam, sounds, WLAN (at least the model with Atheros adapter) and sleep mode works perfectly.

Samsung N140

Works pretty well out-of-the-box. Webcam, sounds, WLAN (at least the model with Atheros adapter) and sleep mode works perfectly. WLAN with Realtek adapter needs ndiswrapper and Windows' drivers (downloadable from support at www.samsung.com, but you only need the three files in the \Winxp2k sub folder.)

Some Fn-keys don't work out of the box. But can be configured to work.

Samsung N150

WiFi didn't work from the 10.04 install image, but did once the installed Ubuntu had upgraded to the latest kernel and modules or if 10.10 is installed. The wireless can cause issues with hibernate/suspend, which can be fixed with this change. Even after this change, though, the wireless can occasionally fail to connect and the "modprobe -r" and "modprobe" step need to be run manually. Sound and webcam work as with the N140.

Battery life is good: gets through a day of light use. My biggest complaint is that without LVM support I wasn't able to set up dual-boot with the Win7 Starter that came on the device.

There are some brightness issues:

Samsung N220

With dual boot set up in Grub by Ubuntu UNR installation, Win7 sometimes reports "Your computer was unable to start ... attempting repairs" and does not start. If you opt to skip the repair, it will start and appears to operate normally. In UNR, screen is very dim (unlike Win7), on both AC and battery power, at least by default. This can be corrected by starting the BIOS configuration utility by pressing F2 before the grub window opens, selecting "user control" instead of "auto" for screen brightness, and then, after rebooting, while still in the grub menu pressing <Fn> and <up> repeatedly until the screen is at maximum brightness. The new setting will be retained between boots, but after using Win7, it may be necessary to repeat the <Fn> <up> procedure while in grub. Internal microphone works, but level is low and quality is poor. The internal mic is #2 and is not selected by default. Acoustic feedback between mic and speaker makes using Skype difficult. Wireless LAN is not detected initially. From the terminal "lspci" typed at the prompt reports that the the network controller is Realtek 8192 (rev 01). After setting up wireless networking in Win7, it worked there, and in UNR was then detected with a momentary message on boot saying that a network was available, and that one should click the [bar graph-like] icon to connect. The icon is not displayed until the connection is configured correctly in [MainMenu/System/Network Connections]. Once this is done, it works. None of the function keys work in UNR.

* I find the N220 working very well. After changing the rules in udev (/lib/udev/rules.d/95-keymap.rules and /lib/udev/rules.d/95-keyboard-force-release.rules) in order for udev to use the vendor specific files even Fn-up and Fn-Down is recognized. I have mapped these keys to a small program that sets the backlight (a variant of http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1397371 post no 9). Otherwise everything worked out of the box.

Lucid Lynx

On Lucid all major functions work well once the proprietary wireless driver is installed (automatically detected). The remaining issues to do with the Fn keys for backlight control and enabling/disabling wireless, bluetooth, etc... are resolved by adding the Voria ppa (ppa:voria/ppa).

Samsung NC10

Problems with suspend and resume, and with sound recording. Known issues:

  • 362373 - Sound recorder does not work in Samsung NC10 on Jaunty

  • Looks like in 10.04, built-in brightness keys don't work, however you can set the brightness with setpci. I couldn't find a bug report on this.
  • In 11.04 everything works fine: sound recording, built-in brightness keys, webcam, wireless.

Sylvania MESO G

  • Works extremely well, everything works well out of the box
  • With Ubuntu 9.10 wifi did not work out of the box for me. I enabled karamic-backports and installed the linux-backports-modules package, and wifi works now.

System76 Starling Netbook

  • Not sure what hardware this branded netbook is www.system76.com, but it runs Jaunty flawlessly, including suspend/hibernate, webcam, wireless, and hot keys. It comes installed, but in case you trash your system (like I did), you can install Ubuntu Jaunty from a USB key and then add System76's custom driver, which adds support for whatever hardware Ubuntu didn't. It's really extremely simple, and a good little netbook.

Sony VAIO W

http://www.sony.co.uk/res/images/image/20/1237475656920.jpg

* Works very well. However, if user unplugs power computer will suspend, and energy configuration must (easily) be changed in order to skip this issue.

Toshiba NB100

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Some of the system keys are working only when you switch to console

[Ross] You may find issues with booting/installing UNR from a USB pen drive. Upgrading the BIOS to version 1.90 resolved this in my case, however be warned that it resets your BIOS settings. This may result in a BSOD in XP if you are dual booting and have changed from AHCI to compatibility mode (changing it back to compatibility fixed it).

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Everything works out of the box. This observation is based on the 'Ubuntu Certified' NB100-11R machine.

Toshiba NB250

Ubuntu 10.04.2 (Lucid Lynx, desktop version, both 32 and 64 bit)

Everything works apart from some of the function keys (most notably, the brightness controls). Suspend and hibernate work; wireless works; sound -- internal speaker and headphone socket -- works; mic works; webcam works.

For interest: I'm getting a battery life of around 4.5 to 5 hours with moderate use (browsing, youtube, word processing) after installing and accepting powertop's suggestions. I'm getting a boot time of around 20 to 30 seconds (32 bit version is a few seconds faster). Quakelive plays smoothly.

Overall, I would recommend this netbook with Ubuntu 10.04 desktop.

Tier 2

These are netbooks that work somewhat, but have problems that may interfere with typical activities at the moment, or many smaller issues.

Acer Aspire One 110

Works well for most things, sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly. Minor problems include media card reader issues unless it is booted with a card in the slot. A mounted SD Card in the Storage Expansion won't survive a suspend though. If you experience system freezes you may need to install linux-backports-modules-jaunty.

Known issues:

  • 342096 - SD Card containing /home corrupted on resume

  • 271019 - media card reader not hotpluggable on acer aspire one

Acer Aspire One - Model ZA7 (manufactured 2009)

The video card, Intel GMA500 (Poulsbo), is not supported out-of-the-box. It requires installation of binary drivers that needs to be reconfigured after every kernel update. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsVideoCardsPoulsbo/

Works: wireless, basic sound test.

Acer Aspire One D255

Most things work out of the box.

Known issues:

  • 530277 - 0cf2:6250 ENE Technology, Inc. card reader not supported (this thread contains a driver and howto install)

  • Lucid Netbook Edition - Neither the wired nor the wireless cards worked. Needed to install a compiler by downloading and installing a large number of .deb packages from packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/[package name]. These were transferred via USB and installed with sudo dpkg -i [package name]. Then, the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOneAOD250?action=show&redirect=AspireOne%2FAOD250 were followed to activate the Atheros atl1e network card driver. Finally, after a sudo apt-get update, the proprietary Broadcom wireless drivers were downloaded and activated through the icon on Ubuntu's panel.

Acer Aspire One D260

Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04

  • All works out of the box except ENE Technology multi card reader, device 0cf2:6250 530277.

  • Microphone and speaker external jacks tested and working. Using SKYPE internal mic does not work but external does. To work around skype mic issue, instal pulse audio volume control, unlock channel padlock and slide one mic fully to left.
  • Propietary wireless driver loads automatically using this kernel.

Ubuntu 11.10

* Same issue as above - skype internal mic does not work out of the box. Either use pulse audio, as above, or add this line (if not present, else try edit as suggested here):

options snd-hda-intel model=acer-aspire position_fix=1

to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

and then reboot

Asus Eee Top 1602

Devices appear to work fine except the touchscreen on version 10.04. Volume function keys work.

Brightness keys do not work, even when appending "acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor" to the grub command. It appears that eeepc_laptop module is not loading.

Touchscreen will work with xserver-xorg-input-evtouch driver and some configuration of xorg.conf.

Asus Eee 1005HA

Tested with 9.04 NBR. Wireless (Atheros AR9285) doesn't work out of the box. The ath9k module which is supplied by default doesn't seem to work correctly. You have to download the backports .deb file to a usb stick and manually install it to get it working.

Wired nic (atl1e) doesn't work out of the box either. You have to download the sourcefile from the manufactorers page and install it. It's described in Ubuntuforums posting: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7525735&postcount=2

The listed thread is slightly out of date. The current source file from Atheros is: AR81Family-linux-v1.0.0.10.tar.gz. This archive has some kind of bug in it so it will not decompress with standard Linux tools. Instead, download to a usb drive the p7zip-full package and install it first. Then you can decompress the archive with: ~$ 7za x AR81Family-linux-v1.0.0.10.tar.gz

Then edit the kcompat.h which is found in the src folder and make the following changes:

#define IRQ_HANDLED #define IRQ_NONE

to

#define IRQ_HANDLED 1 #define IRQ_NONE 0

Then do a make && sudo make install in the src folder to get your module installed. (from this thread: http://forum.eeebuntu.org/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=4177&view=previous)

lspci output for networking:

user@MiniME:~$ lspci
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Device 1062 (rev c0)
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

Asus Eee 1000HE

Wireless with 9.04 NBR has issues. The wireless connection sometimes goes off and on, will connect only after multiple attempts, and grab weak signal strength unless extremely close to the router. Installing backports can fix the connection issue but the signal strength problem remains. This model of EeePC uses different hardware than the Asus Eee 1000.

(But note that not all 1000HE's experience this problem. My 1000HE with Atheros chipset worked fine.)

Known issues:

  • 378156 - UNR Ath9K unstable connection

Asus Eee900

Works reasonably well with the current betas of Jaunty, but some minor issues such as sound recording not working. One fairly annoying bug with the interface being very sluggish. A patch and updated kernel are available that can be applied for now, or wait until after release when it should hopefully become available quickly through the normal update process.

Known issues:

  • 354685 - Volume hotkeys take a long time to react with Rhythmbox

  • 354707 - [Jaunty] Microphone doesn't work at all on Eee 900

  • 349314 - Slow performance and tiling issues on i915 - look here for kernel hotfix

Asus Eee 1101HA

Most things work well, except for the video card, Intel GMA500 (Poulsbo) not being supported out-of-the-box. It requires installation of binary drivers that needs to be reconfigured after every kernel update. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsVideoCardsPoulsbo/

Other known Issues: * Wireless works out of the box, but connection is flaky. To fix, open a terminal and type 'sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-karmic-generic' * Some users have experienced problems with audio disappearing.

Asus Eee 701-SD / 702

This netbook basically works, but most of the problems with it center around the fact that it has a very small screen with a default resolution of 800x400 and many apps simply won't scale down to that size. Known issues:

  • 354681 - Totem takes more space than available on Eee 701SD

  • 354683 - Rhythmbox takes more space than available on Eee 701SD

  • 354685 - Volume hotkeys take a long time to react with Rhythmbox

  • 354705 - [Jaunty] Microphone doesn't work at all on Eee 701SD

  • 354710 - Display preferences takes more space than available on a Eee 701SD

Already fixed bugs:

  • 354687 - Evolution setup assistant takes more space than available on Eee 701SD - fixed in Jaunty

  • 349314 - Slow performance and tiling issues on i915 video chipset

  • 232170 - Wireless Hotkeys Do Not Function Out-Of-The-Box. A patch is available, however it looks like it hasn't made it into the released kernels yet. This can be fixed manually by downloading and installing linux-image-2.6.28-8-generic_2.6.28-8.27~lp232170apw1_i386.deb. Finally you need to ensure the rfkill-input module is loaded. To do this automatically on boot do this: sudo echo rfkill-input >> /etc/modules - fixed in Karmic

Averatec 2200

Mostly works.

  • Inexplicable screen flickering that comes and goes in severity.
  • Wireless card works out-of-book, but not after resuming from a suspend.

Axioo CMPC

Basically works using Jaunty both on live-flash and installed to harddisk. All hardware works. Hibernate (S2D) works, but suspend (S2R) doesn't before patch in bug 370778 applied. Many dialogs still too tall for it's 800x480 display.

  • 370778 - Axioo CMPC display stays blank after resume from suspend

==Gateway LT2104U== known issue with card reader ENE Technology multi card reader, device 0cf2:6250 530277

HP Mini 1000

Lucid

Lucid Standard works out-of-the-box except for networking. If you wish to use ethernet (and you will, to get your wireless working), you must start the computer with the ethernet plugged in. After applying the ethernet fix below this restriction is lifted and you may plug in the ethernet at any time.

  • Wireless does not work immediately. While the Jaunty fix listed below may work, I used the System->Administration->Hardware Drivers option this time and found that wireless worked after installing the restricted drivers.

  • Ethernet port: Needs acpi_os_name=Linux passed as a kernel parameter. (Kudos to Oscar Kuo.)

  • Note that the SDD in the HP Mini is prone to failure after repeated rewrites such as may be caused by Firefox's cache. Oscar Kuo's link above contains a tip for dealing with this by setting Firefox's "browser.cache.disk.parent_directory" to point to a RAM disk directory at "/dev/shm/firefox".

Karmic

Karmic Standard works out-of-the-box except for networking. Sound works immediately, in contrast to Jaunty. If you wish to use ethernet (and you will, to get your wireless working), you must start the computer with the ethernet plugged in. After applying the ethernet fix below this restriction is lifted and you may plug in the ethernet at any time.

  • Wireless does not work immediately. Using "sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source" in the terminal and rebooting will resolve this issue without further problems. (Kudos to Oscar Kuo.)

  • Ethernet port: Needs acpi_os_name=Linux passed as a kernel parameter. (Kudos to Oscar Kuo.)

Jaunty

Jaunty UNR works on the HPMini, including wireless. However there is a known bug with audio not working at the moment.

  • 318942 - no sound from speakers on HP Mini 1000 (hda-intel, IDT 92HD75B2X5)

  • There is an outstanding bug involving default ethernet configurations 297263 which prevents ethernet from working if the laptop is booted without the ethernet plugged in.

HP Mini 1030nr

Karmic

Works out-of-the-box, but has some problems with wired connection: it doesn't work when hot-plugged, and causes system crash when hot-unplugged. Wireless, however, works well. The issue is caused by LAN power save feature, which is not handled by Ubuntu, and could not be disabled from BIOS for netbooks.

Kohjinsha SH6

Basically works using Jaunty UNR both as a live session and installed. Sound, video, external buttons, wireless is working. Touchscreen is working but the built-in Touchscreen Calibration tool does not work with it. The screen also does not come back after closing the lid or when it turns off for power saving.

After installing the Penmount driver, the sound rocker will stop working. This can be solved by removing the AddAutoDevices section in xorg.conf. No side-effects so far. See this thread for details.

  • 317094 - lshal output for touchscreen

Packard Bell dot sr.NL/305

Works very well with UNR 9.10 however got/had some small issues: * After installing booting hangs. Solved by using noacpi option temporarily. Solved definitively by updating to latest kernel. * Mic only works with some file formats (recording). Does not work with Cheese. * Wireless network (BCM4312) only works with proprietary STA drivers.

Samsung N120

Works well for most things, sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly.

  • Wireless LAN not detected.

Samsung N510

LaptopTestingTeam/SamsungN510

Works well for most things, sound, webcam, ports all reported to work correctly.

  • Wireless LAN not detected. (Works in Lucid)

Sony Viao P VGN-P13GH

Works well except for the graphics card being extremely laggy. Auto detected native resolution but massive lag when moving around the menus, youtube 360p video plays 1 frame a second but fine audio.

True. But try (Vaio P VGN-P788K) the steps outlined here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsVideoCardsPoulsbo as well as /etc/default/grub change (tailor mem to the amount of RAM): GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash mem=2000mb acpi_osi=Linux" and sudo apt-get remove mplayer sudo apt-get install gnome-mplayer gecko-mediaplayer made both video graphics decoding as well as maybe 10-30 fps video!

Toshiba NB205

There are some issues on the wireless and the sound card.

  • Wireless: This issue is solved by installing the linux-backport-modules-jaunty.
  • Sound: Headphones enabled in guide linked below. The sound card is HDA Intel ALC272.

Further details on the mentioned work-arounds in the following hardware wiki: Toshiba NB205 Hardware Wiki.

Cendyne VIA C7-M

Lucid Lynx

  • Installed properly (2010/05/17)
  • Netbook launcher corrupted text and not responsive to mouse input (Fixable with the openchrome driver below)
  • Virtual terminal corrupted graphics (corruption is fixable with the openchrome driver below, however the prompt exists below the bottom of the screen, so you can't actually see what you are typing)
  • Updated Openchrome video card driver deb files can be retrieved from xorg-edgers: use the commands: add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers; apt-get update; apt-get upgrade from a terminal. (use Alt+F2 and enter xterm to open a terminal window)
  • Odd mouse stuttering problem, mouse is "chunky" at times, possible regression from Karmic.

Nokia Booklet 3G

Lucid Lynx

Graphics driver install instructions can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsVideoCardsPoulsbo

To suspend, try to umount sdcard.

To fix headphone no sound:

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Add this line at the end.

options snd-hda-intel model=auto

Tier 3

These are netbooks that have been tested and are known not to work at the moment.

HP 2133 Mininote

This is a nice Netbook that works well when setup correctly.

PENDING review of Video drivers and overall system to Move to Tier 2 or higher.

NOTICE - New VIA Chrome9 Drivers available from VIA Linux Portal. Version 5.75.32.87a-u1004-55689 for Ubuntu 10.04(Released 04.08.2010)

LaptopTestingTeamHP2133

Lenovo S12 (VIA Nano CPU based)

Pre-10.04:

  • LiveCD install does not work, must use Alternate install CD
  • Alternate CD requrires addtional boot parameter: vga=771
  • Updated Openchrome video card driver deb files can be retrieved from xorg-edgers: use the commands: add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers; aptitude update; aptitude full-upgrade from a terminal (use Ctl+Alt+F1 to grab one)
  • Hard disk throughput is slightly lower than Windows (Not noticeable unless using a high end SSD)

As of 10.04 LTS:

  • The live install works; wireless does not work (BCM4312 driver issue).

PackardBell MZ35-200

If you own this laptop, do not upgrade it to Ubutun 9.10 which does not run at all. I tried several times a fresh install which I never could complete, using different media (CD, USB)... No problems with Ubuntu 9.04


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