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#1 groovicus

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 09:18 AM

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:37 PM

I've been using it for almost a week now and I must say that it is a good improvement over the last release.

BTW the update from 7.04 to 7.10 is iffy (I had a server issue, however another member had no issues doing an upgrade) . A fresh install never hurts anyways.

Edited by BlackSpyder, 18 October 2007 - 04:40 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:57 PM

It doesn't like the video card in my laptop at all. I'll have to try again later when I have a bit of time to fuss with it. I can get it to boot in 800X600, but I can't see the buttons to do the installation. I see that there is a way to do manual configuration though.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:12 PM

groovicus try installing the "restricted drivers" for your laptop. Mine did the same thing until I switched to the nVidia driver. (Its due to CompizFusion being used as a Default window Manager I think)

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:47 AM

I'm doing the online update right now. I only have "About 1 days 8 hours 46 minutes remaining"

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 12:15 PM

I ran the dist-upgrade tool overnight, it had finished and rebooted to the gdm login screen successfully when I woke up this morning, had to leave for work so I didn't have time to log in to it, though. I'm a little anxious to get back home and see how it turned out.
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:29 PM

groovicus try installing the "restricted drivers" for your laptop.


I'm googling right now, but could you elaborate a bit? Is that somewhere in the manual configuration during installation?

Edit:<sigh> Just found it. I'll give it a whirl....

Edit 2: Ok, so I can install the drivers from the live CD, but then I need to reboot for the driver to take effect, but since I am running the Live-CD, any reboot wipes out the changes I have made. I can't install Ubuntu because the display of the monitor is too low to show all of the necessary buttons.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 09:33 PM

Restricted Driver = Proprietary or Mfr direct driver.

The Intel Video Driver May require compiling from source and rebuilding the Kernel Headers.

Intel User See here:

http://intellinuxgraphics.org/
Intel Wi Fi users see here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_res...mp;submit=Go%21

And if Intel is reading this, I linked directly because this is very specific to your wi-fi and linux users that
demand Intel hardware.

For specific answers use google.com/linux

PS COMPIZ-FUSION User, for compiling/installing plugins and general use please see the
compiz.org WIKI and Forum.

I'll attempt to answer any questions regarding Compiz but I AM NOT an Expert yet.

Also with Openoffice and Koffice there is a much better chance your documents will be useable across more
platforms. Mind many Koffice apps don't save natively to MS Office so you may have to import into openoffice.org

Finally, please search any Version of Compiz or Ubuntu 7.10 tree to see what compiz can do on YOUTUBE.com

Peace

Edited by RandomUser, 19 October 2007 - 09:34 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2007 - 10:46 PM

I can't install Ubuntu because the display of the monitor is too low to show all of the necessary buttons.


While not exactly my prefered method of installing Ubuntu.... The alternate install CD will allow you to install in a "Text" environment (ie the Debian Installer, dont ask me why they dont use Annaconda, it would make perfect sense but then again so would a DVD for the alternate install IMO).

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:31 AM

The alternate install method uses Debian installer because it's Debian based. As far as the DVD that would defeat the purpose of making a disk that is as base standard as it can get. That's why it almost always works. It can be run on any cd/dvd media, it's text based so graphics cards won't affect it, it has no sound schemes for the same reason. It literally just does the install with no flashy "hey look at me, I'm writing junk to your hard drive" animations or music. No catchy little promos to read. That is why it almost always works.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 08:13 AM

I started the upgrade this morning and in about an hour of the installation,
we had a power outage. The computer came back on and appeared to pick
up the installation from where it left off...That was a good thing, but then I
got an error message stating:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg--configure -a' to correct
the problem.
E:_cache->open() failed, please report.

So, I'll have to do some looking here as I'm not that much acquainted with Ubuntu
and haven't a clue as to what to do.
The good thing is that 7.04 seems to be working fine.

Spoke too soon....there are some problems after all.
Right or wrong, I'm doing a re-install of 7.04 from my old CD and
go from there...

3 hours later....finished re-installing 7.04 and putting back all the music,
contact, etc. etc.
Just for info.....installing from my old CD was easy, but I had 139 upgrades
and I opted for all of them...took a while. I'll have to wait and see what you
guys experience with the 7.10.

Edited by joe883, 20 October 2007 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:44 PM

7.10 is more solid than 7.04 was (at least for me). I did a clean install when the Columbia server decided to crap out on me 3/4 through the upgrade. Which after doing some research I found the CD upgrade method (more closer to what i'm used to). Gusty Upgrade Methods

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:16 PM

My upgrade from Feisty to Gutsy went very smoothly, actually. It's taken me a lot of digging around to get Compiz-Fusion to behave the way I was accustomed to it working under the previous Beryl version (those codemonkeys had better get the 3D window plugin working again >:[ ), other than that the system is pretty much flawless.
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Posted 21 October 2007 - 08:04 AM

My desktop upgrade went very smoothly. I wanted to try to use the CDROM upgrade on my laptop just to see it but I can't get it to work. I did the updates to 7.01 and gksu /cdrom/cdromupgrade and it just sits there and looks at me. It has the 7.5 disk mounted and showing on the desktop.

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 04:46 PM

frankblourtango try rebooting the computer, boot from CD, and upgrade from the Disc Menu.

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