[ubuntu-uk] Karmic upgrade this morning

Paul Sutton zleap at zleap.net
Thu Oct 1 21:02:26 BST 2009

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Rob Beard wrote:
> Paul Sutton wrote:
>> mac wrote:
>>> Rob Beard wrote:
>>>> ...I'm undecided though about what to do about a couple of upcoming
>>>> Ubuntu installs.  I'm not sure if I should stick with 9.04 and then
>>>> upgrade them to 9.10 when it's released or hang fire until the final
>>>> release of 9.10 is released (one install is for my dad so he can try
>>>> Ubuntu, and the other is for a charity who are in need of the PC as
>>>> soon as possible).
>>> I'd be inclined to make sure that both these uses have a really good 
>>> experience, so install something that is stable and works with their 
>>> hardware.  (I'd even be inclined to go for 8.04 LTS for this sort of 
>>> user, if their hardware is OK with that.)
>>> But that's just my twopen'orth.
>>> mac
>> I would agree,  if you install an LTS release at least there is more
>> chance of you getting help should something go wrong at some point.
>> I have however found 8.10 pretty reliable its been installed since Xmas
>> 2008,
>> I want to try jaunty and karmic but can't afford to upgrade my hardware
>> to a new video card
>> Paul
> Don't see why you'd need to upgrade your video card, I'd hazard a guess 
> that any old card would do as long as it has at least VESA support.
> The install for my dad will be running on Virtual Box so it doesn't 
> matter so much if it goes wrong, I can do a backup of the virtual 
> machine when it's done so if it screws up it's a simple case of over 
> writing it and restoring it.
> With regards to the charity machine, I guess my best bet is to see what 
> works on the machine.  It's a few years old (P4 2GHz, 512MB Ram) but 
> still not too slow.  IIRC I did put 9.04 on there a while back but had 
> to nab the hard drive for something else.
> I'll have a play over the weekend I think and see what happens.
> Rob

Yeah but the geforce 4 card uses a legacy driver, so i need that to get
the proper resolution unless the OSS one can do it but I strugle to get
that sort of thing working anyway.

if I upgrade the card, theni can use a newer driver that is better
supported in newer versions of Xorg


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