Flight 6 Feedback (on a Dimension 9150)

Michael R. Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Sun Apr 2 19:34:31 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 20:11 +0200, Nils wrote:
> Hello,
> Sorry I made a mistake when first sending it. Here is the complete
> text:
> 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 :-)

My mom just got one of these, too (with the nice 20" widescreen

It's happily running dapper. I had to set 
  Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
in /etc/X11/xorg.conf to get the XVideo extension to work.

> 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.

DHCP worked during installation for me, but transfers seem overly slow
(I get 80K/s when doing apt-get updates and upgrades, wherease nearby
machines get 100K-200K). Maybe the driver isn't perfect yet?

> 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
> 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..

I've been using the alsa drivers for playing videos and DVDs. Only
tricky thing is that you have to select the right mixer. PCM seems to be
the right one for main control (there doesn't seem to be a master

> Now some UI issues i noticed.

-- snip general Ubuntu issues, someone else can comment on them
elsewhere --

> Regards
> Nils
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> [1] for hardware details please see the attached file hardware
> [2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>
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