I installed Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Remix on my new HP Mini 110-3000 CTO a couple of days ago. As I’d read, it was nearly seamless.
The one bit that I did struggle with a bit was the wireless networking. Many sites that I found asserted that you have to install the Broadcom STA proprietary driver to get wireless working. After discovering that the Broadcom driver wasn’t seeing any hardware, I did an
lspci and discovered that the network card was not a Broadcom at all, but an RaLink RT3090. After visiting the Linux support page on RaLink’s website, getting the drivers for the RT3090, and running
make install, I was in business.
The only other complaint that I’ve had so far is the lack of multitouch scrolling and gestures. Articles I’m reading make it sound as though the hardware supports it, but the kernel module only reports “left right middle” capabilities for the touchpad, but no “double” or “triple”. Hardly a deal-breaker, though.
Update:I just realized this morning that sound didn’t work out of the box either. However, after installing the
linux-backports-modules-alsa-lucid-generic metapackage and rebooting, that’s resolved.