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  • JeeMan

    I installed lubuntu on my asus eeepc 900hd, and it works like a charm! Installation was smooth, and I’ve been using this for the last two weeks without troubles. I don’t use the hibernate or screen savers functions; I start and shutdown as I need. I prefer that way to save on battery.

    However, because of the small screen I have, I think I’ll go back to ubuntu netbook remix, or even kubuntu netbook remix. I find it is faster that way to access apps.

  • @JeeMan

    Yeah, app launching is little bland in Lubuntu… And Linux doesn’t seem to be as crazy about launchers of all kind as Windows. :)

    If Lubuntu does reach officially-endorsed status (or at least some traction on its own) it would be reasonable to expect future versions getting more polished for netbooks and such, after all its half of Lubuntu’s target hardware.

  • denysonique

    To get VirtualBox Guest Additions working on Lubuntu you need GCC. Simply $apt-get build-essential linux-headers Then install the guest additions. This is a guest additions problem that they do not report build failure…

  • @denysonique

    Thanks for info! I will be sure to try that next time I play with Lubuntu.

  • Tim

    Just installed Lubuntu on a AMD K6 466mHz with 160 meg ram.
    Yes it uses 105 mb to load the desktop. This laptop shipped with win 98.
    Thanks to Lubuntu I can now print on my new Epson printer ( no drivers for win 98 ). It is completely stable. It does take a long time to install near the end, but really worth it. Also they use the stable branch. For old hardware this is excellent. This old laptop is now quite usable, and as a machine to lend to friends I wont have to worry about getting it back with viruses on it.

    I downloaded Firefox to have a more familiar browser.

    Thanks everyone for all the work you have put into this.

  • @Tim

    Now that is some nostalgic hardware. I am very impressed that Lubuntu works fine on something that old, means they do accomplish their goal.

  • Martin Repke

    Hi, I just got a T21 IBM it has a PIII with 800 MHZ and unfortunately only 256 MB RAM. However first I installed Ubuntu. The installation took abt. 1 hour and the operating system was running far away from beeing called stable. After that I thought allready of sending the used notebook back. Then I figured out abt lubuntu. The installation took abt 30 minutes. Now it runs fast like a charm. I even managed to install my huawai UMTS stick on it. Plus I have the advantages of the Ubuntu platform. The only disturbance is the missing update function. There is also no software manager so that you have to work with the command line in order to install additional software.

  • @Martin Repke

    And again I am impressed that modern OS manages to run fine on something that old.

    New Lubuntu version is planned for end of October. I didn’t look into details, but hope they will do something about updates. Really not a feature to be skipped.

  • Guy Good

    I believe you need to install DKMS before trying to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions software.

    In Terminal:

    sudo apt-get install dkms

    or start Synaptic Package Manager in Terminal:

    gksudo synaptic &

    When that completes, install the VirtualBox Guest Additions per instructions.

  • @Guy Good

    Yep, I believe that solves it. Don’t remember if this was contributed on one of other posts (I probably mentioned guest addition issues couple of times) or I ended up googling it myself.

    Lubuntu failed to reach official status by autumn release and I didn’t spend much time with it since this post. It is interesting if it will make it official by next spring release.

  • sem

    apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

  • RolanDecoy

    @JeeMan
    How did you get around the HD drive being too small problem and the display resolution being too low to see the most important parts of windows (Ok, Cancel and Exit buttons)?…

    I’m trying to install it to an Asus EEEPC 4G, manually with the Lubuntu Alternate distribution, but I have to install everything from the CLI…teaches me to understand the Linux environment better, but progress is sloooowww….

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