EEE updated to hardy

Well, it got „boring“: After Gutsy worked smoothly for weeks on my Asus EEE Pc with desktop effects, some tweaks for hotkeys, overclocking and stuff I tried to run an update to the latest Hardy Heron Ubuntu version.

After having followed my own small Howto as preparation for the upgrade I noticed that I really got low on disk space. As I just installed the normal Ubuntu Desktop and few additional apps I had only about 28 percent of the four gigabyte which would be just not enough for an version upgrade. So as a work around I used a sd card and mounted it as /var/cache/apt/archives so that the hundreds of packages could be stored there during upgrade.

The upgrade (via „update-manager -d“) went without any disturbances but took about two hours including the complete download process. After reboot I noticed two major issues: Wired and wireless network were down (an uncomfortable combination 😉 ).

Wired network: The fix for the wired network network is the most silly thing I had ever done and after having found the hint for it on a web page I first thought that this *must* be a fools day joke but it was not: You have to plug off power and remove the battery for some seconds. Afterwards wired network is up and running. Yes, trust me.

Wireless network: The fix for the wireless network was nearly as easy (but not as funny) – just a wget/untar/make/make install of a patched driver copy of madwifi:

sudo apt-get install build-essential 
tar xzf madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz
cd madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007
make clean && make
sudo make install
sudo reboot

So if you thought about upgrading your EEE: Do it. It’s time to find and report bugs for the thingie – in your own interest and as a nice way of contributing to the open source community. Just wondering where to file a bug about needing to remove the battery :)

12 Gedanken zu “EEE updated to hardy

  1. I dont know how to report bugs yet. :/

    But here is the obvious:
    – You cant move the windows above the taskbar when Compiz is enabled.
    – Hotkeys and Wireless still have to be downloaded
    – Boottime is much too long with 1:30

  2. @Sam:

    For the windows issue: Try pressing „Alt“ and while holding it left click on the lower part of a window and then while also holding the left mouse button move it freely. This should work.

  3. I can honestly say I’ve not seen that bug with the wired network! Quite bizarre. I’ve had a few problems with sound on my Eee in earlier Hardy builds, but since the Beta everything’s working perfectly.

    @Sam & @ccm: I think what Sam meant was that Compiz stops you dragging a window up beyond the top bar in GNOME, hence you can’t get to the bottom of windows > 480px tall. In the full Compiz settings manager (this may not be a default install in Ubuntu, can’t remember) go to the first category (Configuration?) and there should be an option called „Constrain Y“. Turn that off and you’ll be able to drag a window higher than the bar.

    I believe there was some legal wrangling over the Atheros drivers that meant the support briefly got into madwifi (hence the version you can download) before being removed again. I may be wrong.

  4. Hello,
    I recently made the same upgrade (well from xubuntu to fresh hardy ubuntu install), and also had to do the battery thing, hehe.
    My two issues are a lack of webcam (have checked that its enabled in bios, and os from start->finish trick)… green light comes on but no picture in either metacity or compiz. Also pulseaudio seems to mess up a few things like skype, which i have seen in the forums but haven’t been able to fix :(

  5. hey,

    i recently installed xubuntu hardy too, great piece of software. most of it works out of the box, except for the wireless (needs downloading madwifi drivers) and some Fn keys. I’m also having problems getting hibernation/suspend to work, any luck with that? worked like a charm on gutsy.

    other than that, like Ian said, haven’t had the wired network bug, weird.

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