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

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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.


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: –




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.