View Full Version : [SOLVED] eMachine eM350 problems been sorted with latest release?

May 27th, 2012, 06:11 AM

I have been away from the forums and indeed Linux for 3 and a half years as am backpacking.

But I picked up an emachines eM350 in November 2010, and am getting sick of XP on it. The computer seems to be running slow and I need something lightweight.

Was gonna put Ubuntu on it when I bought it, but was put off by the issues detailed here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1576260

Anyone know if these problems are now fixed with the new LTS release? I am thinking about installing Xubuntu via a USB stick.



EDIT: Found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10019743&postcount=192 that a user claims 10.04 worked well with the eM350... so not sure who to believe. If anyone has experience using this netbook with 12.04 would really appreciate hearing from them...

June 1st, 2012, 02:48 PM
So... I decided to take the plunge with Lubuntu, and everything seems to work great. Microphone works fine in Skype, battery management etc etc is fine, quite happy!

I even came across Clementine! Yes I know it is a QT4 app but I had to install it - I used to LOVE amaroK 1.4.

Anyways, will add the details to the Hardware Compatibility list... happy! :)