[ubuntu-uk] Gutsy, first reports!
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Fri Oct 19 21:20:16 BST 2007
> STONE COLD wrote:
> > Hi,
> > those of you who have now installed 7.10 what are your thoughts?
> > How has it improved from fiesty?
> > Regards
> > javad
> Installed it this evening from the Live CD on an oldish Athlon XP 1900
> with 256MB memory. Installation was very slow (I expected that, I am
> upgrading the memory just haven't got any to hand right now). Once it
> installed it boots fine and seems fairly responsive on the desktop.
> Couple of niggly problems though. When booting from the Live CD in
> either normal mode or choosing the OEM mode it won't display properly on
> this particular machine (it's got an ATI Video card, I think it's a
> Radeon 9200SE) and it seems to go into 640x400 (it has a big black
> border on the bottom of the screen!). Safe mode video option works fine
> Splash screen doesn't work when booting up. I have seen this before, I
> think in Feisty, can't remember what I did to fix it.
> I'm going to give it a go on my main desktop tomorrow. So far I am
> quite impressed, hope the problems I have experienced aren't the norm.
> Did a fresh install of Gutsy on a Thinkpad X31 from the Live CD,
everything went fine and only took 20mins.
First problem I noticed is the boot and shutdown splash screen don't show --
same as Rob, though they show fine when my external display is connected (tv
at same resolution). Also the computer seems to take a little longer to boot
than Feisty did, nothing to bother about though.
Aside from that everything seems to be running smoothly, hopefully it'll
still be the same once I get all my favourite programs installed. And here's
hoping it works as well on my other Thinkpad.
Oh, and another thing I noticed, desktop effects won't work, they did work
(sort of) in Feisty with a few bugs. Could this be to do with the ATI
drivers? But Anyway, I can live without desktop effects, though they are
nice for showing off :)
I'll be upgrading a few other machines over the weekend and shall let you
all know how I get on.
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