Installed Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 on Toshiba Satellite A205-S5805 notebook
Intel Celeron Processor 540
80 Gig Hardisk 5400 rpm
2 Gig of Ram
15.4 diagonal screen
AR5006EG Atheros Wireless Controller
TI PCIxx12 Firewire (untested)
Intel 82801H HD Audio Controller
In Windoze Vista I performed the de-fragment process twice
In the Gnome Partition manager I reduced the Vista partition to 40 Gig
Added two partitions
#3 primary 32 Gig Ext3 for Gutsy Gibbon
#4 primary 2 Gig Linux Swap
Needed to download compile and install madwifi
$ sudo modprobe ath-pci
add the line "ath-pci" to the end of the file /etc/modules
to get the wireless to work.
I did the 117 secruity updates seperate from the application updates
no porblems withe installing the security updates
When I rebooted after installing the 217 application updates the system
came up with the Xfce4 user interface. The first time I wiped the
partition and installed Gutsy again. 24 hours later -due to slow internet
it started Xfce4 again. I went into Synaptic package manager and
purged anything that had "xfce" in the NAME and rebooted and Gnome
Sound works, Flash works, wireless works w/ madwifi
Addons for Firefox I use are CTC, Batchdownloader, FasterFox, Adblock Plus,
Gutsy detected my HP Photosmart C5280 as a C5200 when I plugged in the
USB cord. Gutsy configured it and it was ready to use. I started up
Xsane in the Apps->Graphics menu and it saw the C5200 scanner and
was ready to scan documents. It all worked by my plugging in the USB cord.
I had tested the notebook using a USB flash drive and booting into Gutsy.
I followed the instructions on the web site:
to install Gutsy on an 8 Gig Adata "My Flash" USB flash drive. I works fine
I did need to up the ram from 1 Gig to 2 Gig to have enough ram for updates.
It only writes to the flash on shutdown/reboot.
I used the Linux Format LFX100 DVD as the source DVD for Gutsy Gibbon.
This does install most of the KDE apps which I have purged using Synaptic
I have been using Ubuntu since 2005 Breezy Badger on all my computers.
This was the easiest install yet with the fewest problems.