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Few Tips for Running Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on HP Mini 1000

Now I have been running Ubuntu 9.10 on my HP Mini 1000 for more than a week and I'm pretty happy with it. In addition to my last post about getting the wireless to work, I thought I'd probably share a few more tricks I learnt in the pass week.EthernetOut of box, the Ethernet seems to only work when the cable is plugged in before the system boots up and it will lock up the whole machine if you unplug it. To fix this issue you need to first open up the /etc/default/grub (used to be /boot/menu.list in grub 1 but Ubuntu 9.10 ships with grub 2) with your favourite text editor and locate the following line:GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"and append acpi_os_name=Linux to it, so it should now look like this:GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_os_name=Linux"save the file and run:sudo update-grubAfter rebooting the machine, the Ethernet should work properly.External MonitorYou have to disable visual effects by setting System -> Appearance -> …