The MSI Wind U100 netbook has been plagued by a bug in the Ubuntu Karmic kernel mode setting (KMS) that causes the screen brightness to flicker upon startup. As a result of this, I've been running Ubuntu Jaunty which continues to run well.
This past weekend I decided to download the Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha3 release and give it a try. I can confirm that based on booting a Live USB, the screen flicker issue has been fixed on the U100. Good news for the MSI Wind owners out there!
So if you're one of the Wind users that's been avoiding the update to Karmic, things are looking good for installing Lucid.
Update: I've written a simpler procedure that will uninstall LAMP with a single command. I'm leaving this post here for historical reasons, but the process is much faster if you follow my newer post.
The most popular post on this blog is How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu 9.10. On that post, I've had a few comments asking how to remove the single command LAMP installation. Perhaps the something went wrong during the installation and you want to completely remove everything and start over. Or maybe you just decided you don't need it installed any more and don't want the extra files and processes cluttering up your system. For whatever reason, due to popular demand... Read more
I've written a few posts about restarting USB service in Ubuntu before. This is an update to that process for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) and Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic).
As of Ubuntu Jaunty, the usb kernel module is called usb_storage. Read more
After reading about the blazing fast boot time of Ubuntu 9.04 on Matt Cutts' blog, I decided it was worthwhile to go for the upgrade on my MSI Wind U100-432US. Before the upgrade I made sure to install bootchart and manually measure the boot time as well. Read more
The newest version of Ubuntu was released today, version 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope). Help ease the burden on Ubuntu's servers and speed up your download by downloading your CD images over BitTorrent. Here are the links to the new torrents.