Hi. I got a new battery and fixed one problem. Now I created another. I'm not sure if my solution would be the same as the Mini 1010 a few threads down.
I'm not that familiar with Ubuntu. Using Ubuntu 8.04. Was using my mini 9 for internet browsing. After getting a new battery, I decided to run the update manager. It said it had 421 software updates. So I let it run. When it got down to about 45 updates left, it froze. Solid. I turned it off manually, then tried booting up. Ubuntu was trashed. I got a lot of error messages. So I figured I'd try Ubuntu 10.10. I got the netbook remix version, installed to USB flash drive and gave it a shot. It installed beautifully. Looking around, I could not figure how to get online.
Right now, tapping on the Wifi icon shows me "Wired Network"-disconnected.
"Wireless Networks"-device not ready(firmware missing) and
Highlighted "VPN Connections"
I really have no idea what this means. If I have to install something manually, I'll end up going to a computer shop for help. Is there a solution where I could download something to a Windows computer and then transfer it via USB flash drive to the netbook?