[clug] Looking for a netbook

Andrew Loughhead andrew.loughhead at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 21:52:26 MDT 2009

Yes sorry, I should have mentioned the KGNBUCK code. 

This is a blog with some useful points about putting Ubuntu Netbook 
Remix on it: http://agoranetbook.kayno.net/category/agora-pro/.   There 
are a few little wrinkles in getting the synaptics touchpad to work on 
it, which is the i8042-nomux section.  Also, I have found that on 
booting the UNR on a 1 Gb flash drive, that the keyboard was apparently 
non-functional.  I think that its just that focus is in some weird 
place, doing a Cntrl-Alt-Del, and then an Escape, restores the keyboard, 
you can tab and arrow through the options.  You have to go through the 
UNR installer with just keyboard (or maybe a usb mouse).  Still getting 
used to the keyboard and touchpad, but that would be true of any netbook 
in one way or another.

Ahmed El Zein wrote:
> I got so excited by the price that I just ordered a Kogan Agora Pro as
> well . To get it at that price though, I had to use a discount code
> (KNGBUCK) for a 5% discount.
> I was wondering if anyone has any experiences running moblin v2.0 as
> it looks like a great interface.
> http://moblin.org/documentation/moblin-netbook-intro
> Ahmed
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 10:40 PM, Andrew
> Loughhead<andrew.loughhead at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, this is even later, I got a Kogan Agora Pro, and replaced gOS with
>> Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Basically happy, $445 delivered, ordered Sunday and
>> got it Tuesday.  So far suspend and hibernate kill wifi but apart from that
>> its all happy.  For the price I think its fantastic value.
>> Andrew.
>> Victor Wibisono wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> This is probably very very late but I just got my Asus1000HE today
>>> from OfficeWorks. They charged $836 for their notebook but I've found
>>> a website (www.msy.com.au) that sells the netbook for $695.
>>> So I called up Officeworks and using their Lowest-price policy, they
>>> offered me 5% off the $695 which made it $660. That's how I got my
>>> $660 EeePC 1000HE netbook. You may try that too cos it saved me quite
>>> a lot of money.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Victor Hartanto Wibisono
>>> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Ian McLeod<ianmcleod75 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Ian Bardsley wrote:
>>>>> Hi Ian
>>>>> We havn't seen any hardware problems with this machine.  On board
>>>>> Wireless
>>>>> N works OOTB using Ubuntu Jaunty but on Intrepid needed the driver
>>>>> compiling.  Web Cam worked OOTB but to be fair I bought a Logitech Web
>>>>> Cam
>>>>> that I new was Linux friendly.  Not sure about Printing as we use a
>>>>> wireless
>>>>> Printer but in my experience anything HP just works.  USB Keyboard and
>>>>> Mouse
>>>>> are fine and I've even had a USB DVB tuner running on it with no
>>>>> problems.
>>>>> Good luck with your search
>>>>> Ian B
>>>> Thanks - well I'm a great believer in outsourcing problems - these guys
>>>> quoted me around $980 for the latest 1000HE model with everything
>>>> confirmed
>>>> working except BlueTooth - and included in that is a $70 charge to set up
>>>> a
>>>> dual boot with Ubuntu (sweet - saves hours of mucking around) and they
>>>> are
>>>> happy to provide support (to a reasonable degree I'm sure).
>>>> Pretty tempted - if the wife doesn't flip out because I naturally
>>>> gravitated
>>>> to the latest model.
>>>> http://www.vgcomputing.com.au/nsintro.html
>>>> For this price though it's getting up there with cheap laptops but at
>>>> least
>>>> this will work properly I suppose - compared to say a cheap brand name
>>>> laptop.
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