Today I got my new ultrabook 'Wortmann Terra Mobile 1450 II' with Intel i7-3517U, 8GB and 240GB SSD. This is a great ultrabook!
I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. Works great out of the box. Only one issue concerning the missing TouchPad functionality. As explained in this forum this problem can be easily fixed with the following changes of linux kernel options. (Please note that you should have already worked with Linux before you change your configuration - If it goes wrong you can make a refresh install ;-).
- make a copy of the grub boot loader configuration '/etc/default/grub'
- edit the configuration file '/etc/default/grub'
for example from a terminal with the command:
>sudo vim /etc/default/grub
- change line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" into GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.noloop"
- save your changes
- from a terminal run the command:
- finally reboot your system
Now the touchpad should work. You can enable/disable it also with key 'Fn+Esc'
Optimize the SSD
In addition I changed the settings of my SSD in the '/etc/fstab'. If you edit this file you can add the options 'noatime,nodiratime'. For example the mountpoint can look like this:
UUID=[ID] / ext4 errors=remount-ro,noatime,nodiratime 0 1
Note that '[ID]' means here your! partition-id - don't change it!
After I had some randomly system freezes, I installed manually the kernel version 3.6.10.
With this kernel the system runs now stable. I think the kernel update is mandatory.