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    Re: HP Stream

    Can anyone comment on file transfers with USB 3.0? I'm really interested in compatibility and speed. looking toward getting one of these for myself

  2. #12
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    Re: HP Stream

    I can say I've had this machine for a few weeks now and I love it. OOB Windows experience is surprisingly smooth for the low specs, but I really bought it for a cheap linux box. Installed Ubuntu and Xubuntu just to see how it would handle them both and it did a great job on both. Only main issues I can report is that the brightness control doesn't work without a quick workaround and the wireless driver definitely has stability issues. I have had issues booting to the installers for any of the other linux distros I wanted to try such as elementary OS and Linux Mint. I've read a few things about utilizing nomodeset because the issue is caused by the intel graphics but I haven't had any success there yet.

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    Re: HP Stream

    In the case of the buggy WiFi connection, couldn't you just plug in an external usb wifi adapter? I have an Edimax Nano USB adapter for my Raspberry Pi which works on Debian so it should work on Ubuntu with the HP?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...rch_detailpage
    Last edited by dazmcgaz113; February 22nd, 2015 at 05:08 PM.

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    Re: HP Stream

    I have installed ubuntu on a stream notebook, I've run all the updates, and the mouse is extremely buggy. I've tried both the touchpad and usb mouse and it seems like sometimes the buttons will work and sometimes they won't and I can't find a consistent pattern. It's pretty much impossible to do anything on the machine without a mouse. I'm not sure what to even try to get it to work. The touchpad settings seem to be no help at all. Any suggestions?

  5. #15
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    Re: HP Stream

    In my case I tried lubuntu 14.10 and updating kernel to version 3.19 from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds seems to fix the problems with the touchpad.

    Click & tap works, but I don't know how to set up the right-click to work like in windows (clicking the bottom-right area of the touchpad). Now I can only simulate right click tapping with two fingers. It would be useful to have right click working; then you could disable tapping completely.

  6. #16
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    Re: HP Stream

    Hey all,

    I purchased a Stream 11 around February-ish and have been having issues getting any linux USB drive to work. I currently have legacy supported (have attempted UEFI and gotten nowhere) and have tested the USB drive on multiple machines to no avail. The error I receive when booting from USB is "missing OS". Any ideas where I should start looking? Need more info?

    Thanks

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    Re: HP Stream

    just curious have you had any problems with the speakers on Ubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 with it having beats audio?, everything else works for me besides the buggy wi-fi and not all speakers recognised.

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    Re: HP Stream

    you need to go into bios settings and turn off secure boot i think it is or something to do with security, have a look and make sure you get a distro with UEFI support

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    Re: HP Stream

    I would say better to purchase a Chromebook than the HP Stream... Same price, same hardware, but Linux Ubuntu is much easier to install on the former and remain fully compatible..
    Last edited by night_sky2; May 3rd, 2015 at 01:45 AM.

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    Re: HP Stream

    Quote Originally Posted by night_sky2 View Post
    I would say better to purchase a Chromebook than the HP Stream... Same price, same hardware, but Linux Ubuntu is much easier to install on the former and remain fully compatible..
    Nah. Just purchased two Streams for my twins going into high school. There is an excellent guide to installing Linux on the Streams in the comment section at Amazon. Running Ubuntu on a Chromebook requires enabling developer mode, which is still IMHO a "sloppy" way to do things. I would say just the opposite -- much better to buy the Stream -- more storage (usually) and you can hand over the laptop to Ubuntu and get all the benefits of ChromeOS simply by installing Chrome -- plus you can print to a so-called air-quotes [clears throat] "classic" printer. (As if it were the printer's fault that ChromeOS can't print.)

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