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Laggy Mouse Fix For Ubuntu Netbook Remix on Eee PC 701/900

Ubuntu launched the first official version of Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) just last week , providing a great interface for all your netbook needs.

Annoyingly for many users, the debut of Jaunty Netbook Remix has been upstaged by a large number of bugs on various Netbook Models. The most noticble of these is on the original Eee PC 701.

JUST GIVEME MY MOUSE!! ARGHH!!11

The problem currently afflicting the 701/900 models is due to a Kernel issue and results in a super laggy trackpad when hovering over items on the Netbook-Launcher panel. It’s actually so awful that it pretty much renders it unusable.

Thankfully there’s a really easy fix.

The Solution

1. Download both of the following .deb files from this helpful PPA: –

linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic_2.6.28-11.43~lp349314apw5_i386.deb

and

linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic_2.6.28-11.43~lp349314apw5_i386.deb

2. Once downloaded, double click on the ‘linux-headers’ deb to install. Let it do it’s thing.

3. Double click on the ‘linux-image’ .deb to install.

4. Reboot.