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    Question Netbook Remix new install looks just like Desktop

    Hi Ubuntu Experts,

    My first Netbook Remix installation (though not my first Ubuntu by far) and it seems to have installed the Desktop version.

    I downloaded the Netbook Remix 10.10 iso and installed via usb onto an emachines atom netbook.

    Did I miss a step? Is there a hidden option to select UNE instead of Desktop?

    Thanks for your help,
    Tim

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    Re: Netbook Remix new install looks just like Desktop

    Logout and from login screen, click your name. A sessions menu should appear near the bottom of screen. Does it contain Ubuntu Netbook session? If yes select and login.

    If doesn't, I think you have not install Netbook Edition.

    You can add ubuntu-netbook to a standard Ubuntu desktop by

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-netbook
    And then switch between them at login screen.

    Good Luck!
    Last edited by sikander3786; November 25th, 2010 at 05:08 PM.

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    Re: Netbook Remix new install looks just like Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by weliwarmer View Post
    Hi Ubuntu Experts,

    My first Netbook Remix installation (though not my first Ubuntu by far) and it seems to have installed the Desktop version.

    I downloaded the Netbook Remix 10.10 iso and installed via usb onto an emachines atom netbook.

    Did I miss a step? Is there a hidden option to select UNE instead of Desktop?

    Thanks for your help,
    Tim

    unity is 3d accelerated, if your card does not support that out of the box, you get the normal desktop so you can install your vid drivers, then log out & select netbook in the session menu.

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    Re: Netbook Remix new install looks just like Desktop

    Thanks for the quick replies. I'll try the session switch this evening and post the result. Thanks again.

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    Re: Netbook Remix new install looks just like Desktop

    sikander3786: Your suggestion worked. After installing ubuntu-netbook packages and a logout/login, it all works fine.

    I'm surprised that the installation from the netbook remix iso did not install these packages by default. I've treble checked that this is the iso used!

    Thanks again to you both.

    Tim

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