Re: Lenovo Ideapad S10 success stories?
My wife just let me setup ubuntu on my s10 which I can officially use on xmas. I have the 1gb ram, 160gb version...
First off, I installed ubuntu through the pen drive install feature from the live cd. I did NOT have to plug into the wired ethernet connection. I just enabled the restricted drivers and everything worked perfectly. Kinda sucks I have to use restricted drivers, but it works- signal is MUCH better than my macbook pro. I have no clue why the other guys in this thread needed to wire up.
I tried to suspend... It worked fine with the power connected, couldn't get it to suspend from battery (power settings were correct). I only had 2 min to play with it, but I'm sure it's easy to get going. When it did suspend it came out fine and didn't crash, so it looks pretty stable.
Compiz effects worked from the start and everything was very responsive. The only issue was the touchpad sensitivity REALLY sucks. It's because the touchpad is not a perfect square, but the synaptics driver thinks it is. Apparently it can be fixed with a synaptics driver patch.
I'm eager to see if my 1680x1050 monitor will work well. But that'll have to wait till xmas. The screen on this thing does look really nice, very deep rich colors and good contrast. It should do well for light web development, music and all my emulators.
I'm gonna call Lenovo tomorrow to see if I can get a refund on the worthless XP license.
Lenovo s10 Netbook: Jaunty
Desktop: Jaunty amd64