It's so cool to have special support for Linux on NC10. I installed Linux many times so far, but always returned to Windows for usability reasons. Finally, Ubuntu and its derivates seem to be what I waited for. So, I gave it a try and installed Kubuntu 9.10 on a new partition on my NC10. It worked fine, most hardware seemed to work out of the box, but not the Fn-Keys. But luckily I found this site.
I installed the scripts, and that was easy enough for even a total Linux newbie like me. After a reboot, I could use the Fn-Keys. Seemed to work as far as I can tell, except for one thing: When switching the wireless network on and off, I got a popup on my screen telling me it was on or off now. However, the state of the WLAN LED did not change.
- Is that normal?
- Does it mean that WLAN is not really switched on or off?
- Or is the LED status of no significance?
It would be far more comforting to have this working correctly, there are situations when you want to know at a glance whether or not WLAN is running.
Oh, and another question: I have no idea how to get the built-in UMTS/HSPA/3G modem to work. I entered all the data in the network manager, but when I choose the mobile broadband connection from the tray icon, it just tells me something like "Disconnected" or so. Are there any tutorials how to start a connection on Linux?