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Default 8.10 - 10-30-2008, 11:57 AM

How do we go about getting a netbook remix for 8.10? Will the 8.04 install have a prompt to upgrade or will it require a reinstall?

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Default Re: 8.10 - 10-30-2008, 01:59 PM

Hi Dunhamzzz!

I haven't got a Dell Mini, but you can have a look at these links:

Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading

Dell Mini 9 sound issues with 8.10: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=961959

Where a user says:

"I've since installed Intrepid Ibex (8.10) on it and everything is working really well except for the sound"

Let us know!


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Default Re: 8.10 - 10-30-2008, 06:42 PM

Since the Dell Ubuntu version points to special repositories, we will have to wait for Dell to post the newer version. You would give the command: "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" on a normal Debian/Ubuntu system. There are ways to do this from the GUI as well. We will have to wait and see what Dell does.

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Default Re: 8.10 - 10-30-2008, 08:04 PM

I got a Windows system but then installed Intrepid based on the guide over at ubuntumini.com, and I can't get bluetooth to work... I may have done something wrong, but as a newcomer to ubuntu/linux, I have no idea how to troubleshoot it. Other than that, everything's working great.
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Default Re: 8.10 - 10-30-2008, 09:51 PM

i did a new install from cd for 8.10, but i would like to know how can i get special functions back on some keys, such as windows button that change to full screen

is it possible to enable 2 thinger scroll on trackpad?
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Default Re: 8.10 - 11-06-2008, 03:09 PM

I'm trying 8.1 booting off of a LiveUSB, I'll install it to the Mini when I can figure out how to get the windows key to take programs full screen. That's the only hold up at this point. I'm new to Linux so any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Default Re: 8.10 - 11-06-2008, 03:41 PM

I've got a question on upgrading also. I was looking at the Software Sources panel last night and noticed that all the regular Ubuntu repositories are there but are just simply deselected. Also, it's also only set to look for long term support releases (which means we may never get an upgrade to 8.10 from Dell as it's not an LTS release).

Anyway, were I to enable the standard Ubuntu repos and change the distros to all new releases, would it install 8.10 on its own like my desktop did? Inquiring minds want to know...

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Default Re: 8.10 - 11-06-2008, 06:55 PM

You could always just install 8.10 and then follow this guide to install Netbook Remix:


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