Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix on HP Mini 1000

by on May.17, 2009, under Technology

A couple weeks ago I installed Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) Netbook Remix on my HP Mini 1000.

I tried tried UNR (Ubuntu Netbook Remix) a few months ago on a virtual machine and really liked the interface.  Installing it on my netbook took some consideration because I believe it voided my warrenty (I didn’t get any kind of extended warranty, so just the standard warranty).  In the end, I decided I liked the interface enough, wanted to use the new EXT4 file system (which is supposed to be faster on solid-state drives) and everything else 9.04 has to offer.  Most importantly though is always being up to date.  With HP MiE, I assume I was only getting updates after they tested them, found no problems in the existing infrastructure and decided to release them.  Overall it’s probably not a big deal to be a bit behind the times, but not when it comes to Firefox security updates and the like.


[UPDATE]: It’s probably worth mentioning that out-of-the-box sound does not work through the speakers (it’s noted here).  There is an official bug submission related to the issue here, and possibly a fix some where.  I haven’t gotten around to looking into this yet; sound works through the headphone jack and I guess sound through the speakers is just not something I require in a netbook. 🙂

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7 Comments for this entry

  • Gerald

    I posted a fix for the HP mini 1010NR. It works almost the same for the 1000, with links off my article pointing to the differences.

    • SLeepdepD

      Hey! Thanks for taking the time to comment–and post an article with the fix. After 9.04 came out, I kept hoping there’d be an update with the fix included…but I guess I’ve waited long enough.

  • Steve

    Thanks for the article.

    I had a nightmare of a time getting netbook remix up and running for a trip abroad in a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to use it as a communication device skype/camera and for multimedia playback. I went back to the HP Ubuntu install for expediancy.

    I don’t know about anyone else, but the workarounds floating around the web never worked for my 1000. It would be cool to have 9.04 tho’.

    Thanks for the HP Linux blogging… It keeps the issues out there.

    • SLeepdepD

      The only problem I encountered with 9.04 (although I never used Skype) was sound not working through the speakers–headphone jack it worked though. There is a fix out there, but it had numerous steps and I never wanted to invest the time…kept hoping a “one-click solution” would be posted by someone! 🙂 Although, now I’m running Windows 7 RC on my netbook–and it’s surprisingly fast (even boots in 30 seconds). Windows 7 RC takes 8 GB installed though, so there’s little room for much else. There were no driver issues–even sound works.

  • David Sigar

    Hi there,

    i have a hp mini netbook with me. i have not install the UNR to replace my windows yet though i liked it so much. But have it install into my 8 GB handy drive instead. i noticed that UNR can detect most of my hardware including wifi, sound etc.. except for my internel 3G internet card (Digi broadband). i use it to connect to the internet whenever there is no wireless network available. i have created and edit the profile but still i can’t get it to connect through that media. Maybe i just do not know how to create the dial-up manager or connection manager for it. Any idea to help. Really appreciate it!!!!


  • SLeepdepD

    FYI: I’m using Windows 7 Starter on my HP Mini now and love it!

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