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[ubuntu] Ubuntu 9.04 and HP Mini 311 with nVidia Ion LE

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http://ubuntuforums.org – My HP Mini 311 Atom 280/Ion LE Netbook arrived 3 days ago, so obviously I had to try installing Jaunty on it:) The standard 32-bit i386 Ubuntu Jaunty (desktop - not netbook remix) was installed from a Live CD using the HP external USB drive that shipped with the netbook. I wasn't able to find any information on installing Ubuntu on the new Ion netbooks, so hopefully someone will benefit from this. Most things seemed to work right out of the box (keyboard, backlighting keys, sound up/down keys, sleep/wake). Wifi did not work and sound was somewhat crippled, working only through the headphones but not through the built in speakers. The Broadcom 4353 wifi was fixed following the instructions posted here: http://art.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1263730 In summary: 1. Enable the backports repository: Administration > Software Sources > Updates and enable “Unsupported Updates (jaunty-backports)”. 2. Install the linux-backports-modules-jaunty package 3. Install the linux-restricted-modules package 4. Go to System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers and enable the Broadcom Wireless chipset. Sound was fixed by upgrading Alsa to version 1.0.21, which was very well documented here: http://monespaceperso.org/blog-en/20...u-jaunty-9-04/ I had difficulty enabling the NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 180) - I could see it listed under the Hardware Drivers menu but could not select it to enable it at first. Updating Jaunty fixed this. (Hardware)