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    Re: fresh install 12.04.1: how to; should I?

    How to Upgrade You System76 computer to Ubuntu Precise

    I don't know your hardware specification. But I can tel you this, my laptop that is 7 year old I believe and it run the latest Ubuntu version (with Unity) fine, at bit a little slow I suppose. Your laptop seems to be newer than mine, so it could work well.

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (No Effect). You can also use Xubuntu too.

    Whichever you install, just follow this guide and install the system76 driver.
    Last edited by ubuntu27; August 23rd, 2012 at 04:48 AM.

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    Re: fresh install 12.04.1: how to; should I?

    i personally use kubuntu it runs good on my 2009-2010 laptop

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    Re: fresh install 12.04.1: how to; should I?

    If you are using the machine for business/production, yes, stick to the LTS releases. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS = 5 years support, Xubuntu = 3. 12.04.1 is where that's at now and pretty stable for me, by 12.04.4 next year should be rock solid.

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    Re: fresh install 12.04.1 ??

    I only have one screen and have not had to edit xorg files for many versions. I thought it was obsolete except for special cases. Not sure what special cases are.

    After downloading a nVidia driver directly several years ago and having even more issues, I only use the one offered by Ubuntu. But my card now is older, so those with newer cards may have to go thru that hassle as sometimes only the newest driver supports a very new card and Ubuntu is one or two versions back.
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    Re: fresh install 12.04.1: how to; should I?

    well...

    you know if it isn't broken... 10.04 will serve you years to come, not just up until the end of support (if it's a business laptop, then you should upgrade because of security reasons). I still have a computer at home, running fast on 9.04. Why bother to update and have a comparatively slower 12.04 on it?

    but if you do need to/want/must upgrade - just because of age (not talking support, but pure power to run things) - look towards Edubuntu (if it's still on Gnome, I don't know, just search) or xubuntu. Unity will be slow. Or go with ubuntu and install a different DE (like Gnome 2 for the sake of argument) and remove unity.

    My priority is a fast DE, so if Unity would be slow - i would not be using it (I love it otherwise).

    Your call,

    zz

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    ubuntu27--

    Thanks for the links to installing the System76 software--looks like exactly what I need.

    walker195, Bucky Ball, Zvezdica27--

    Thanks very much. Yes, this is a business laptop, so I am leaning toward Ubuntu 12.04.1 for security, and maybe exploring using a different DE.

    all--

    Thanks for your sage advice!
    :- Doug.

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    Question Re: fresh install 12.04.1 ??

    oldfred--

    Thanks.

    I wonder if I could test dual screens by using the LiveCD? Anybody know?
    :- Doug.

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    Re: fresh install 12.04.1 ??

    Someone posted this as I have it in my notes. I do not think it still is gdm, but now is lightdm or whatever
    sudo start gdm
    or: gdm, lightdm, xdm, etc


    to test, install Nvidia driver while in the liveCD environment. Do not restart entire system but gdm.
    press ctrl+alt+f1.
    sudo service gdm restart
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    Re: fresh install 12.04.1: how to; should I?

    dgermann, try Lubuntu 12.04, you'll love it.

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    oldfred--

    Thanks! Sounds like it will work right out of the box without a lot of fiddling....
    :- Doug.

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