Three installer questions
mgolden at mitchgolden.com
Sun Oct 1 19:52:41 BST 2006
I have three questions related to the install process.
1) I have noticed that on two machines I've tried Dapper on, it properly
recognizes the graphics hardware I am using but fails to put in some
device options into the xorg.conf file that are needed to make the chipset
work properly. Specifically: On my Dell Optiplex GX100 I have an Intel
i810 chipset (if memory serves) and this requires an
line in the xorg.conf file. If it's absent I see weird
striping/pixelation in the KDE menus. I note that the KDE hardware
configurer actually does add this line, but not the ubuntu installer.
I ran into a similar problem on my Sony Vaio PCG-XG19, with a neomagic
(As you may note these are both somewhat old machines.)
2) I've recently learned that on Dell laptops, the CPU fan is controlled
by the software, not hardware. If you run the machine without the
appropriate software, you can fry the machine. I believe that therefore
the i8kmon daemon should be installed out-of-the-box on these laptops and
should be included in some way on the installation CD. A package exists,
but doesn't install the appropriate files to /etc/rc*.d to start the
daemon on bootup. I would like to include all of that as a part of the
install, since Dell laptops are pretty common, and having them burn up
because of an Ubuntu install is probably pretty bad publicity!
Can someone please point me at the right place to go so I can add these
things to the installer scripts?
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