Well I am using 9.10 and its cleared a lot of problems, only one new issue
is with my laptop 2 years old with intel graphics randomly crashes, mind you
so does mandriva, fedora etc. Intel driver in 8.10-9.04 just got worse with
Couldnt handle compiz, now its a dream, makes my vista loving workmates
drewl everytime i flick the cube complete with reflections :-)
And with 3 days to go to launch if you get it now youll beat the maddening
rush on the servers and still be able to keep it uptodate.
- "I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never
2009/10/26 Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie>
> Michael Sharpe wrote:
>>> I cant remember in detail how i got the vesa up and running but i know
>> the ubuntu community was the way forward.
>>>> I suspect it's been long enough for the docs and discussions to have fallen
> to the bottom of the retrievable heap.
>>> And I assume you tried doing dhclient eth0 for the net i/f??
>> If you know what the mask and range are perhaps you could just try an
>> unused ip or one thats outside the range of the dhcp server if for
>> example its only serving up 1-100 addresses??
>>>> It's my own network, so that would be easy if I could get the system to
> talk down the eth0 piece of wet string. dhclient just quits right back to
> the prompt.
>>> Oddly I left Fedora for pretty much the same RPM hell, even with yum.
>>>> I have some RHEL servers at work running yum. They're OK, but the moment
> you want some utility that RH say ought not to be on a server, you're
>>> Apparently there are always issues with distro u/g no matter the flavour
>> and if your going back more than one release it is pushing it a
>> little :-)
>>>> This particular one need never have arisen if they'd bothered to test it.
> Geforce4 cards are pretty common...
>>> So if your going to blank it why not just try the new ubuntu anyway from
>> a fresh install.
>>>> Already tried. 9.04 has the same problem: no driver, no dice. Hangs hard
> immediately the login page comes up.
>>> Worse comes to worse your going to be putting Fedora on anyway, right??
>>>> I'll avoid that like the plague until I decide Ubuntu won't run at all.
> I can live with booting F11 from the CD until then, and ssh'ing to another
> machine to do work.
>> Thanks for all your help.
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