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Thread: 10.4 on Alienware mx17

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Post 10.4 on Alienware mx17

    This is an attempt to collect solutions for problems encountered with 10.4 on a fairly new Alienware mx17.

    Right now: The sound works (out of the box), NVidia 195.36.15 driver is generally working well (with a single graphics card), 2.6.32-19-server is running okay.

    Stability: Not so great:
    • When going on/off AC adapter, there is about 30% chance that machine will hang. Not sure if it is the battery monitoring applet (in awn) but it can be really annoying when moving around with a laptop.
    • Machine boots to black screen or fails to display the login dialog about one time in four.
    • Flash (in Chrome) seems to destroy stability. I could be wrong on what the cause is but it seems that viewing a YouTube video in Flash is followed by a crash (first of Chrome, then, as it flails, the whole machine).

    * Today (reason for posting) it rebooted itself when I tried to access a file on the hard drive. File is visible in file window, I double click, hard drive is accessed, and the BIOS POST test is starting on the screen.

    So, if there are questions or answers, lets see them.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: 10.4 on Alienware mx17

    Thread moved to Lucid testing forum.
    Please report any bugs to launchpad.

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