A Feisty Ubuntu Installation Checklist

By , 25 June 2007

A Feisty Ubuntu Installation Checklist

Ubuntu's Feisty Fawn OS was released in April this year and I was very happy to observe a noticable performance improvement when I installed it onto Michelle's laptop. Having been a Debian user from way back and with full confidence in the apt package management, I decided to upgrade my Edgy desktop straight away. Unfortunately, a couple of niggling bugs appeared.

Here is my short todo list for post-fiesty-installation to work around these problems.

A Feisty Ubuntu Installation Checklist
  1. Install Automatix2 [1]
  2. Install multimedia codecs and Microsoft fonts from Automatix2
  3. Fix /etc/hosts to workaround slow gnome-terminal startups [2]
  4. Install scanbuttond to workaround broken usb scanner support [3]

On the whole, the most annoying change to Fiesty was the new usb system which broke my scanner. It also caused problems with Michelle's camera which took a bit of fixing. I never had these problems on Edgy.

It would be a real shame if Ubuntu developed a reputation for being unstabe. On the other hand, however, its nice to have access to the latest toys and performance improvements.

References

[1] http://www.getautomatix.com/wiki/index.php?title=Installation
[2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-desktop/+bug/94048
[3] http://www.ubuntugeek.com/fixing-a-scanner-broken-by-the-feisty-upgrade.html

About Roger Keays

A Feisty Ubuntu Installation Checklist

I guess I'd call myself a problem solver. Either that, or I'm some sort of organic machine designed to convert oxygen into carbon dioxide. You could go either way on that. I'm into languages and stuff. I wrote a book. It's okay, I guess. What else? I like reading, swimming, eating, and playing music. Satisfied? Sheesh.

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