Fwd: Flight 6 Feedback

Nils elitepenguin at gmx.net
Sun Apr 2 19:08:23 BST 2006


I just tried our Flight 6 on a Dell Dimension 9150[1]. The first thing
i noticed is that xorg did not work out of the box. I got that working
by installing  the binary ATI drivers.[2] Then I also noticed that
the kernel supports multiple cores, which is really cool :-)

Another issue i had is that it did not ask for a network configuration
and it didn't get automatically an IP Adress via dhcp. But when i
checked in System->Administration->Networking it showed me DHCP. I
clicked on static IP and back on dhcp then it worked. On the terminal
everything worked as expected.

To test the GPU and it's drivers I installed Doom3, which worked fine,
excepted the sound. Using ALSA sounded completely wired, so I tried to

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From: Nils <elitepenguin at gmx.net>
Date: Apr 2, 2006 8:06 PM

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From: Nils <elitepenguin at gmx.net>
Date: Apr 2, 2006 8:06 PM
Subject: Flight 6 Feedback
To: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com

Subject: Flight 6 Feedback
To: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com

use OSS. This worked but not always, sometimes the sound is still
scrambled. I didn't have any time to figure out what is causing this
problem. It would be nice if games would work out of the box..

Now some UI issues i noticed.

I disabled the login/-out sound via System->Preferences->Sound. But I
still hear it, this is annoying shouldn't the login/-out sound be
disabled by default?

Another problem I noticed was with deskbar. When clicking right on it
and choosing preferences, then view. The field for keyboard shortcut
does not work: It did not accept combinations of keys like ctrl-s,
alt-s, etc. I got this working by using the gconf-editor.

If you want to use the windows key in gnome for shortcuts you have to
map something on it in the Keyboard->Layout Options dialog first. Then
you can use it in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog. This is confusing. I
think it should be already mapped by default to it, since all
keyboards have a windows key..

I also noticed that ubuntu does not use the default firefox icon.
Instead it has it's own, why is this?

A problem I personally have is with gnome terminal. I think it's
default font is much less readable then the xterm or aterm font.
Especially the @ sign looks ugly. I'm not sure if this is the right
place to post this..

If you want me to test something on my machine, just ask. I'll do if I
have time.



[1] for hardware details please see the attached file hardware
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
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