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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.


[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


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A Feisty Ubuntu Installation Checklist

Roger Keays is an artist, an engineer, and a student of life. Since he left Australia in 2009, he has been living as a digital nomad in over 40 different countries around the world. Roger is addicted to surfing. His other interests are music, psychology, languages, and finding good food. Click here to subscribe to his weekly blog, or stalk him on Facebook and Twitter.

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