First post, so before I begin, I'd like to say thank you to all who read this. My beautiful Vostro 1500 wouldn't be up and running (with no problems) without the help of people like "Paganemolator" and the how-to's and tutorials you all post so regularly. I've been running Ubuntu for over a year now and it's amazing. Thank you.
Ok, here's the deal: My Vostro 1500 is my baby... and my primary work/school/play computer. I was just wondering if anyone has been having any major problems with upgrading to Hardy?
My specs are:
XP/7.10 (upgraded from 7.04 - no problems) dual-boot setup
Core Duo 1.6 GHZ
Dell 1390 (Broadcom 4312 rev 1) wifi
NVIDIA 256mg 8600M GT video card
and all the rest are standard bits and bobs
My concerns lie primarily in the wifi card, the video card, the hard-drive clicking issue, and the fans.
I remember that when I did the initial install I had to use ENVY to get the video card working right, and download a driver from some guy's website to get my wifi working (and BIG thanks for it!). Also, the fans seemed to be an issue for some, so I installed GKRELLM and a plug-in from DELL to get them under control. Later, we all noticed that the hard-drive was clicking and hard-parking the heads at shut down... luckily one of you wonderful people figured out why, and shared how to make the problem go away.
I'm totally cool with the idea that with Linux you have to be willing to work for the perfect install, but with finals coming up I can't afford to invest tons of time to get it right. I was hoping that Hardy would address/fix most of these problems... has it?
I have seen Hardy on a desktop... it's awesome and I want it! Could you please share with me the status of 8.04 and Vostro 1500? If need be I can back my data up and do a fresh install, rather than upgrade if it would work better.
I'd appreciate your advice, and thank you all again for being such a great/helpful group of people.