Friday, April 24, 2009

Upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04... Initial issues


Used the 'Update Manager' to get the new distro, 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope (Must be a relative of the Wolpertinger)

Initial thoughts
  • Xserver crashed on re-boot, fixed this by completely removing fglrx and reinstalling some xserver packages packages
sudo apt-get remove --purge xorg-driver-fglrx
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Found this info at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/FglrxInteferesWithRadeonDriver thanks go to Nesta Campbell

  • Ubuntu logo is much smaller! which looks kinda cool on my small laptop screen
  • Xserver running slow
    • Applications showing loads of lag
    • Closing windows often gives "Not responding.. Force Quit | Wait"
What's next
  • Get a working fglrx installed so my S-Video out works agian (although I didn't test this function yet in 9.04, but S-Vid didn't work under 8.10 without the proprietary ATI driver)
  • See if I can finally get the 'xinerama' option to work for my two screens (Laptop Screen and TV) or at the very least run them as two 'independent screens' as opposed to clone screens, which was the only working option (after hours and hours of fruitless xorg fiddling) under Ubuntu 8.10

Friday, April 03, 2009

Misty days

They have a good supply of bears here so don't think you can step on the lines and get away with it..