ume-config-netbook, what is it?

Asked by WraithFive on 2008-09-28

I've been playing around with netbook remix since I have a Dell Inspiron Mini and dell hasn't released their ubunti "mini os" yet. Netbook remix is fantastic on this hardware but there are multiple mentions of a ume-config-netbook in what little documentation there is but not much detail on what it is other than not to install it if you aren't running diamondville hardware.

I saw in a bug report that it has been removed from the PPA because it isn't useful outside Canonical. Why is this? The dell inspiron mini is diamondville hardware and I was wondering if this package gives a better config for that hardware allowing for better performance or battery life.

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Best Neil J. Patel (njpatel) said : #1

ume-config-netbook was a configuration package to automatically setup X, some kernel modules and some config for diamondville based devices. It was also very difficult to remove and could hose your system :-)

On the whole, diamondvilles are quite well supported under Ubuntu now, and this package isn't really needed. If your having issues setting up the Dell, make sure to file bugs against Ubuntu so support can improve.


WraithFive (wraithfive-fa) said : #2

Thanks Neil J. Patel, that solved my question.