Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2007 14:25 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu It's been like 3 hours without an Ubuntu article, so here we go. "With the release of Ubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn, I naturally couldn't resist taking Kubuntu, my preferred Ubuntu version, for a quick spin on my trusty old Thinkpad testbed. Here is a six-step process through which I speedily arrived at a highly usable, fully capable desktop Linux system."
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Bye, Bye, Ubuntu!
by nedvis on Fri 4th May 2007 19:47 UTC
nedvis
Member since:
2006-01-02

I've got latest Lenovo/IBM ThinkPad T60p two weeks ago and Ubuntu Feisty miserably fails to load !!!
I made sure installation CD is OK by installing Ubuntu on other PC ( Dell Optiplex 500 MHz Pentium III ) where it detects Crustal Sound chip but for no obvious reason unloads kernel module I need for my sound card.
On same laptop PCLinuxOS Test 4 runs very well ( does not detects wireless card and screen resolution was only 1024x748). Mepis 6.5 choses better screen resoultion 1280X1024 but styill no wi-fi connection. On this same machine Xandros Desktop 4 is clear winner setting up correct screen resolution to 1600x1200.
I think this was last chance I gave Ubuntu on my machines.
For older CPU there's nothing better than Vector 5.8.
or SAM Linux which is charming xfce desktop I used to revive my old Compaq Armada v300 ( 466 MHz Celeron )

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RE: Bye, Bye, Ubuntu!
by archiesteel on Fri 4th May 2007 20:50 in reply to "Bye, Bye, Ubuntu!"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Have you tried the Alternate Install CD?

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RE[2]: Bye, Bye, Ubuntu!
by nedvis on Fri 4th May 2007 23:00 in reply to "RE: Bye, Bye, Ubuntu!"
nedvis Member since:
2006-01-02

No, I haven't Archie!
It was not my plan to install Ubuntu, anyway, since I don't really like distro, but rather to run tests in Live CD mode.
The more I try Ubuntu the more I'm inclined to install something elese and as of recently my favourites are all
Slackware based distros Vector 5.8, Zenwalk 4.4.1 and GoblinX 2.
However, as of now Xandros 4 is sharing disk space with Win XP Professional on this powerhouse from Lenovo (http://tinyurl.com/ysagfm) but I think soon it'll be FreeBSD 6.2 since Atheros wi-fi LAN driver is available.

Edited 2007-05-04 23:03

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