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Jaunty Netbook < 1 month away

Posted by anjilslaire on March 31, 2009

With the release of Jaunty on April 23rd, I’m looking forward to what new goodness is in store for netbooks, as I’m still thrilled with my Mini 9. Kubuntu 8.10 is a disaster (IMO) on a netbook, so I’m hoping there are improvements in store.

I’m not so concerned about what 9.04 will do for my desktop workhorse. With an old Athlon XP3200+, 2gigs of ram and a GeForce 6600GT, it suits my needs fine, serving up Compiz, Firefox, Wine-based apps, and Acidrip just fine, along with copius amounts of hard drive space to serve as a media center.

On the contrary, its what Canonical can do on the netbook front that interests me now. Installing a new OS via usb flash is a breeze since I even keep a separate /home on the internal 32gig SSD. In fact, I do it on a whim these days just to see what’s happening with the various DEs at the moment.

To that end, I’ve just downloaded the latest Kubuntu  Jaunty beta to take for a spin via live USB. We’ll see how it does on both desktop and netbook, just for grins.


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Netbook PPA errors

Posted by anjilslaire on March 4, 2009

More of a mental note than a proper post, but when installing the netbook remix PPA on the Mini 9 using the repository:

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

I always get a key error similar to

W: GPG error: intrepid Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY xxxxxxxx

The fix is simple:

gpg –keyserver –recv xxxxx


gpg –export –armor xxxxxxx | sudo apt-key add

All fixed

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