[ubuntu-us-ma] should i upgrade to jaunty?

Randy Cole randyokc at gmail.com
Thu May 21 09:13:01 BST 2009


I want to warn you about a problem I had upgrading to 9.04 Jaunty
Jackalope.  I don't know if the 3100 is affected.

I have an integrated Radeon HD 3200 (HP Pavilion dv4-1222nr).  Video
failed when I upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04.  The problem was the
proprietary non-free driver provided by ubuntu, (fglrx).  If the
standard free drivers work, I recommend that you switch to that one
before you upgrade, then download the proprietary driver directly from
AMD/ATI.  From what I read, the proprietary driver from ATI is better
than what Ubuntu provides as the "proprietary non-free driver".

Or, go ahead with the upgrade, and if you have trouble, boot to "single"
(recovery mode), either "apt-get remove fglrx", then reboot again to
recovery mode & reset video.  Or edit xorg.conf


kevin dreimiller wrote:
> im totally stumped on this.  i ran the live CD tonight and it seemed
> to worked fine, tho couldn't run video because it doesn't have the
> codecs.  but everything else seemed good - it even detected my second
> monitor.
> my fear is that since i have an ati radeon 3100 vid card it wont work
> properly, namely the video. 
> im using a toshiba satellite l305d series.  3 gigs ram, ati radeon
> 3100.  almost no problems in intrepid except that it seems a little
> sluggish lately.  the live cd seemed to run faster than my intrepid
> install.
> and if i do upgrade and it doesnt work right, id like to be able to
> just revert back to my setup now, but i dont' know if thats even possible?
> thanks,
> kevin

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