Install “ubuntu netbook remix” menu in hardy heron

Ubuntu recently brought out a special distro aimed at the new netbook market.

The distro isn’t downloadable, but is available for OEM’s.

Fortunately you can use the netbook remix repo to install some of the things the “ubuntu netbook remix” offers.

The eye-catching menu for one.

To install it, open up synaptic (system -> preferences -> synaptic package manager). Select “settings -> repositories”. In the “third party software” tab, press “add”.

Copy/paste this line:

deb hardy main

After that, press the “reload” button in synaptic. It’s in the left top corner of the screen.

Then press the “search” button and look for “ume-launcher”.

Install the package.

You can launch it by pressing “alt + f2” and entering “ume-launcher”.

It’s best to disable compiz fusion (press alt+f2 and enter “metacity –replace”, note that — is two – -).

You could add the “ume-launcher” command in “system -> preferences -> sessions” in the command box, so it starts when you boot up the pc.

To fully transform ubuntu hardy to ubuntu netbook remix go here.

    • Vadi
    • August 1st, 2008

    Apt links please!

    • David Wang
    • August 6th, 2008

    How do i uninstall this?

    • linuxowns
    • August 6th, 2008

    sudo apt-get autoremove ume-launcher – -purge

    should do it

    (note that there is no space between – -)

    Or just use synaptic. Search for ume-launcher and then completely remove it.

    Afterwards, remove or disable the repository for this app.

    • paola
    • November 15th, 2009

    how can I install “ubuntu netbook remix” menu in karmic koala not remix?

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  2. i would always prefer to use netbooks when i am on the move because they are so very convenient to carry around “..

  1. August 27th, 2008

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