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February 14th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Welcome to the Hardware Compatibility List.

The purpose of this thread is for you, the user, to post what hardware/hardware combination works with Ubuntu for you. If you wish, you may post how the hardware works (configuration related), and the steps you took setting it up. These informations will help other users to choose new hardware and it will also help the UDSF archivers to update the Hardware Compatibility Guide.

Everyone is welcome to post here, as long as it is hardware related data. For help with hardware problems, please use the standard procedure of searching the forums, and starting your own thread for assistance if no answer is found.

Give detailed explanations when reporting compatible hardware.

Also Do not post any lspci outputs in this thread as they will be removed with out question.

Please Only List
1)Version Of Ubuntu
2)Type Of Hardware
3)Hardware Maker
4)Hardware Model

*NOTE* This thread is exclusively for the listing of compatible hardware. Any idle chatter or unrelated posts will be moved/removed accordingly. *NOTE*

Thank you.

PS: the old compatibilty list thread can be found here and will remain closed :

February 23rd, 2007, 03:57 AM
Ubuntu 6.10
Dell Precision M90 laptop workstation:
2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo T7200, 4Mb cache | 2Gb (2*1024) Samsung DDR2-667 5.0-5-5-13 | Seagate Momentus 7200.1 100GB 7200, 8MB cache | NVIDIA Quadro FX2500M, 512Mb, driving 1920x1200 LCD | Maxtor 3200 USB2 500GB 7200, 16MB cache | Sony DVD+/-RW DW-Q58A | Broadcom gigabit ethernet

The processor is not recognised, but runs, and is correctly shown as two cores.
The video card - the OpenGL version of the G71 core as used on 7900GTX - is not recognised, shown as an 'unknown device 029a', but runs at native resolution and full color depth. Adding the NVIDIA-supplied binary driver enables full OpenGL support which works well.

The Ricoh SD/MMC/MemoryStick/xD reader is partially recognised.

I have not tried the IEE1394 port or the smart card reader.
Sound works, burning DVD works.

February 23rd, 2007, 02:20 PM
Ubuntu version: 6.06
Type Of Hardware: USB Bluetooth Dongle
Hardware Maker: MSI
Hardware Model: BToes 2.0 EDR

It works out of the box. I just pluged it in, installed gnome-bluetooth from the repos and followed this how-to:

February 26th, 2007, 04:59 AM
I just need to include this:

I checked for a replacement printer for my aging Epson Stylus Photo 820 (worked very well in Linux) & finally decided on a Brother HL-2070N Laser printer.

To make a story short & sweet: After downloading two small files from Brother Support (both .debs), I just plugged in the unit & after printer setup--cleanly printed the test page & several jobs I needed to do-----all within 20 minutes of walking in the door with the unit. Brother's support was very clear & to the point. All-in-all, a very positive experence!!!

I wrote the following to Brother's tech support:

I am just writing to thank you for excellent support for my new Brother HL-2070N Laser printer. i downloaded your two drivers & installed them--then setup the printer & printed a test page within 20 min of walking in the door with the new unit.

I had used a Epson Photo Stylus 820 & several HP products prior--none were as easy to setup & use as your unit!!!

Thank You for a job VERY well done.

Dean Loros
Performance by Design Ltd.

This is for hoping that this becomes the "norm" for equiptment suppliers!!!

March 3rd, 2007, 05:50 PM
Ubuntu version 6.10
Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-K8N51PVMT-9
Processor : AMD 64 Athlon 3200+ socket 939
Ram : Kingston PC3200 512Mb x2
HDD : Maxtor 6Y060l0 60GIG ATA
Ubuntu installed perfectly, everything working, ethernet,usb,and sound.

Nvidia 6150 on board gpu on first install ran with visa driver, NVIDIA-supplied binary driver installed and works perfectly native resolution of monitor recognised and Beryl 0.2.0 rc1 installed and works perfectly.

Have not tested the firewire port as yet but is recognized.

UPDATE: As above with Feisty 7.04. and & 7.10 Gutsy
Plus logitech quickcam connect works out of the box, tested with kopote and amsn and works as should, Plugged it in to usb and came right up in both IM clients no problem. Have not tested sound with webcam as yet.


March 8th, 2007, 05:58 PM
Mini-ITX System

OS: Edgy Eft
Motherboard: VIA EPIA MII-12000 Mini-ITX
Processor: VIA C3 1.2GHz
RAM: pqi POWER series DDR266 1GB
HDD: Toshiba 40GB 2.5"
PCMCIA: Zoom Bluetooth Adapter
PCMCIA: Linksys WPC54G 802.11b/g

Linksys WPC54G PCMCIA card, it is recognized, but I haven't tested it yet.


OS: Edgy Eft
Model: Toshiba Satellite P15-S479
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.8GHz
HDD: Hitachi 100GB 2.5"
Graphic: nVidia Go5200
Net: Onboard NIC 10/100 and Onboard Atheros 802.11a/b/g

Texas Instruments onboard SD card reader doesn't work. I will get the info and put it up on the Incompatible board.

March 9th, 2007, 12:16 PM

Sony Vaio VGN-FS840/W (PCG-7G2L)
Processor: Intel Pentium M 1.7Ghz
RAM: 512 MB (DDR2 SDRAM) *2
HDD: 100 GB Ultra ATA, 4200 RPM
Chipset: Intel 915GM
Graphic: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Net: Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card • Integrated Wireless LAN
1 x Type I/II PC Card Slot, 1 x Memory Stick Card Slot, Docking Station/Port Replicator, 1 x Memory Stick PRO, 1 x Memory Stick DUO

Everything works fine, but card-reader. Also i've spend 30 minutes on dial-up modem installation. It does work with freeware Connexant driver. Guess they are all the same on all Sony laptops. Media buttons don't work as well, but i didn't even try to install whether card-reader or media controls. Probably it has an easy solution.

March 10th, 2007, 06:48 PM
OS: Ubuntu 6.10
Processor: AMD Sempron 64 3000+ Socket AM2
Motherboard: Redfox K8M800-AM2,Audio,Video,Lan,Socket AM2, SATA, IDE,DDR2

VIA Chipsets
Memory: 512MB DDR2 Apacer
HDD: 80GB SATA Seagate
CD-Rom: Lite-On CD-ROM Drive


All systems are functioning well, that means .....audio, video, lan, USBs, CD-ROM, HDD are detected. Redfox or Biostar mainboard is working well with Ubuntu 6.10.
Ubuntu 6.10 is operating smoothly with the set-up above, however, it is advisable to use 1GB DDR2 memory for better performance.

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OS: Ubuntu 6.10
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ (2.6 Ghz) Socket AM2
Motherboard: Redfox GEForce 6100-AM2,Audio,Video,Lan,Socket Am2, SATA, IDE,DDR2

nVidia Chipsets
Memory: 1GB DDR2 Apacer
HDD: 120GB SATA Seagate
CD-Rom: Lite-On DVD Drive


All systems are functioning well.....the set-up above are design for heavy graphics and gaming. I used this set-up right now for graphics and web development, e-commerce and e-learning development using LAMP set-up and most importantly watching DVD Movies or listening music ....while writing documents and codes.

March 20th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Two Brother HL2030 laser printers (monochrome) using Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper, each on a 2.8GHz PC.

I bought one printer about a year ago for the first PC and found it so easy to instal and it worked so well that I have bought the same model printer for a second PC. The HL2030 is 16 pages per minute, 8MB memory, 2400 x 600 dpi and connects via USB 2 cable.

I have just bought the second one from Amazon UK for £60.85 plus VAT (and a USB cable at £2.55 plus VAT). [Make sure you are buying direct from Amazon and you can use "Supersaver" to get free delivery in the UK.]

I downloaded drivers from the Brother Linux printer driver pages. Instal the LPR driver first from:
The method is here:

Then the CUPS driver from:
The method is here:

Check in Systems | Administration | Printing to make sure the printer is shown.

Connect the printer to the power and switch on. Connect the USB cable to the PC, then to the printer. Press the "Go" button on the printer to print a test page

Happy printing! :)

March 23rd, 2007, 11:06 AM
ubuntu 6.10 - 2.6.17-11-386

Works fine needs to be plugged in twice

March 31st, 2007, 11:55 AM
Ubuntu version: Kubuntu 6.10
Type Of Hardware: Laptop
Hardware Maker: Benq
Hardware Model: Joybook R53 EG

Intel 915PM
Celeron M 380 1.6Ghz
HDD 60GB Hitachi
Wireless Atheros AR5005G
DVD Philips DVD+-RW SDVS8441
Card reader Texas Instruments PCIxx21
Intel HD audio

- Wireless adapter Atheros needs Madwifi driver from http://madwifi.org/
- Motorolla SM56 modem is not working(Hopeless)
- ATI X600 card works better with the open source driver than with the binary driver from ati.com. The binary driver is causing random lockups (8.28.x to 8.34.8 tested)
- Card reader works with SD cards (1 GB tested). Some additional steps needed http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1614392&postcount=1
- Fn+F1+F2.... keys are working
- DVD is OK (DL burn not tested)
- Audio is OK
- Synaptics touch pad works great with KSynaptics

This laptop has broken DSDT, although no problem encountered with Edgy(I had a lot of problems with SUSE). Fixed DSDT is avaliable on http://acpi.sourceforge.net/ .

April 2nd, 2007, 05:49 PM
Processor -- Intel Pentium 2.8 OK :Hyperthreading recognized and all
MOBo -- Intel 865 GBF :OK
RAM -- Transcend DDR 512 x 2 :OK
Video card -- AGP Nvidia 5200 FX : Started with "nv" drivers, now have nvidia glx driver, beryl works.
CDRW -- LG 52x24x52: Can record R/RW.
Printer -- HP Deskjet 5438/5440. Works, took some time to install HP panel, however much more controll desired.
Scanner -- HP Scanjet 2400: Does not work, no drivers provided.
Sound Card -- Built in, can record from line in, mic.

April 3rd, 2007, 05:21 PM
The configuration of my PC

OS: Kubuntu 6.10
CPU:Athlon XP 2800+
MB: Abit Nvidia 2 chipset
RAM: 1.5GB Apacer
VGA: Albatron Geforce 7600 GS256MB
Scanner; HP ScanJet 4P
SoundCard: Build in
DVD+-RW: NEC x52x16x24
HDD: 2x Western Digital SATA 200GB
SCSI: SCSI card Initio for scanner
Everything works fine. The scanner though MUST be turned on during boot otherwise the OS doesn't see it. The same happened in Windows 2000/XP also so it's common practise for SCSI devices

April 4th, 2007, 04:34 PM
I couldn't actually FIND a database, but here, so far, in all it's Ubuntu/Linux nooby glory is what I have:

Averatec 5428HX laptop. Hardware complement is:
AMD Mobile64 2800+
100G 5400RPM Seagate HD
VIA AC97 integrated audio
RhineII integrated 10/100 NIC
RaLink RT2500 802.11g wireless card
Keyboard inerface works perfectly, i.e. volume, mute, contrast, etc...
I don't know what video card is in it, but it seems to work well, also.

Here are the distros and experiences I have tried on this machine.

Feisty. DVD Image from internet, via BitTorrent, all hardware was recognized, and all seemed to run perfectly, except the wireless. It was seen, and it could see the router, but it would never acquire an address. If I statically assigned an address, it still wouldn't go anywhere, network-connectivity-wise. It would even see the Cox DNS servers on the other side of the cablemodem, but still no love. I was never able to figure that out. Cut the losses, and went back a step to:

Edgy. Oh, JOY! Every device, nailed. Wireless works perfectly, after about 7 seconds of massaging. The massaging involves adding the name of your WAP to the network card settings. Happy, happy, joy, joy. I even recommended the release to my buddy, who D/L'd the CD image... He is as in love with it as he can express in words! I'll be providing him with a DVD image as soon as I see him in two weeks. Can anybody tell me the difference (besides the SIZE, thanks...) between a CD image and a DVD image?

April 8th, 2007, 07:38 AM
Compaq R3120US notebook computer.

AMD Athlon(tm) XP-M 3000+ Processor (based on AMD64 K8 core)
512MB DDR SDRAM (PC2700) -- I added another 1GB of Kingston memory, no problems.
15.4" WXGA Display (up to 1280x800)
nVidia GeForce4 420 Go, 32M dedicated
Hitachi IC25N 60GB hard drive (not tested)
Hitachi-LG GCC-4241N CD-ROM (24X/10X/24X CD, 8X DVD-ROM)
nVidia nForce3 AC97 audio interface
RealTek RTL-8139 Ethernet controller (chip type RTL-8101)
Broadcom BCM4306 802.11b/g WiFi controller (rev. 03)
Texas Instruments PCI1620 CardBus controller
nVidia nForce3 winmodem (not tested)

Everything works out-of-the-box with the notable exception of the BCM4306 wifi controller. Solutions include:

1) ndiswrapper, confirmed to work. Use the sp29361.exe driver. Search for it on the ndiswrapper compatibility hardware wiki (http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List). Cabextract the files out and use bcmlw5.inf & bcmlw5.sys.
2) bcm43xx kernel driver /w firmware. Use the Ubuntu wiki (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx) for assistance.

The Ubuntu hardware wiki suggests installing with "linux noapic," but I had no problems installing normally. Use your discretion.

Using 6.10 Edgy Eft.

April 21st, 2007, 12:26 AM
Processor: 3000+ AMD 939
RAM: A-DATA 3200
GPU: ATi X850XT -- This is the problem.
Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 250gb, and a Western Digital Raptor 32gb.
Sound: Creative X-Fi
Motherboard: TUL 939 Motherboard ATi chipset.

The installation CD has problems with my GPU.

April 21st, 2007, 06:24 AM
Hardware: IBM Thinkpad T30
RAM: 768 MB
Ubuntu Version: EDGY EFT

No problems with any services. Everything works out of the box. Netgear PCMCIA wireless card does not work but that due the marvell chip set which is made in TIAWAN, the china made chip set is reported to work.
COMPIZ and BERYL both perform decently on the 16MB video card (ATI Radeon 7500). sound and USB support out of the box with no tweaks.
suspend and hibernate also work without any problems. IBM hot keys work after installing thinkpad packages from the ubuntu repositeries.

Will post results of the FEISTY install soon

April 21st, 2007, 04:46 PM
I have the Dell Inspiron 6000. I don`t know the names of all the specific hardware. Everything seems to work out of the box with Feisty, what a great OS, it` s just amazing

April 21st, 2007, 10:30 PM
My desktop is a bit old (3.5 years), but works perfectly with the following hw:

AMD Athlon 2400+
NVidia GeForce Mx 5200
Maxtor 120 MB HD
LG DVDRW (I can't remember the speeds...)

April 23rd, 2007, 12:06 AM
Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 x64
MSI k8-neo4
2x PQI 512mb ram = 1gm
Amd Athalon 64 4000
Maxtor 60gb= PATA | Sedgate 160gb=SATA
Nvidia e-GeForce 7600 GTS
U.S Robotics 5417 (or broadcom 4318 ) pci with ndiswrapper and bcmwl5.inf and BCMWL564.sys
Realtek ac97
Viewsonic P220f Moniter

April 23rd, 2007, 12:39 AM
Feisty 7.04 (and previously Edgy)

Dell Dimension Desktop 8200

Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
Soundblaster Live!
Benq 1620 DVD-RW
nVidia Gefore 4 MX420

Everything's perfect!

April 23rd, 2007, 11:12 PM
Ubuntu 7.04 and Edgy

Thinkpad T40p
1.6 GHz
64 MB ATI Mobility Fire GL 9000
Atherols Wireless Network adapter (Ubuntu says it's not supported, but it works without configuration)

April 24th, 2007, 08:21 PM
6.10 Edgy Eft
Wireless NIC
Notes: Works with ndiswrapper. No native linux driver. Also works with wpa_supplicant.
Works with ndiswrapper in 7.04 Feisty Fawn. Does not work with wpa_supplicant in 7.04 Feisty Fawn.

April 26th, 2007, 06:50 AM
Hi, I have upgraded the latest Feisty 7.01 from Edgy in a Dell Optiplex GX150 with PIII and 256 MB ram...

It's very old PC but Ubuntu works pretty good.

[B]Please Only List
1) Feisty
2) PIII, 256 RAM
3) Dell
4) GX150

April 27th, 2007, 12:30 PM
Laptop: Toshiba A70
Model number: PSA70C RX100E
OS: Ubuntu 7.04 (has run 6.10, 6.06, 5.10)
CPU: Pentium® 4 supporting Hyper-Threading 3.20 GHz
Video: ATI 9100 IGP RS300M, 64MB-128MB shared memory
Screen: 15.4 inch wide (aka short) screen, 1280X800
Sound: ATI IXP AC97 / Realtek ACL202
Modem: ATI IXP AC97 Modem
Ethernet: Realtek RTL8101L
Wireless: Atheros AR5212 802.11abg
Firewire: Texas Instruments TSB43AB21
Cardbus: ENE Technology CB-710/2/4
RAM: 1.0Gb DDR
HDD: Samsung HM120JC ATA 5400rpm (replaced original Toshiba)
Touchpad: AlpsPS/2 GlidePoint

I have not tested / used:
- the Firewire or Cardbus capabilities;
- suspend/resume capabilities;
- the modem.

Both sound and wireless worked fine right from the install with 6.06, 6.10, and 7.04. I recall having some difficulties with wireless in 5.10, but can't recall what they were. Also, in 6.10 it was difficult to connect to a new wireless service.

The graphics card is not well-supported by the proprietary ATI drivers, so I use the Radeon free driver. This seems reasonably fast - glxgears gives ~ 660 fps with no tuning. Compiz works fine, except that there seems to be a known bug involving the interaction between Java 5 and Compiz - nothing shows up in Java windows with the desktop effects enabled. This is not a problem with the desktop effects disabled.

I had a huge problem, since 6.10, with the window system hanging, reported as bug #98999. In Feisty I noted a boot message about "8254 timer not connected", which seems to have been noted before, reported it as well. After inserting "noapic" in # defoptions in /boot/grub/menu.lst the hanging problem seems to be gone.

For my purposes, now that the hanging thing seems to be gone :) I really enjoy this laptop again - it was great in Breezy and Dapper too. The monitor is very bright, though 1280 X 800 is a bit too low-resolution for my taste, and the keyboard has a pleasant amount of feedback. I really disklike the touchpad, and use a nice USB optical mouse designed / imported by Chameleon. In terms of processing, the machine is very fast.

April 28th, 2007, 05:22 AM
Feisty 7.04
Toshiba A100 Laptop
Celeron M1.46
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Realtek AC97 sound
Atheros AR5211 wireless
Epson CX3810 All-in-one

Sound was down on startup so I did this:
sudo apt-get --purge remove linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils
sudo apt-get install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils gdm ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-minimal
sudo rmmod snd-hda-intel
sudo modprobe snd-hda-intel probe_mask=8 model=auto
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
and add "options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=8 model=auto" to the end of the file

Network Manager worked great, my Atheros wireless worked out of the gate with the ath0 driver Feisty installed. To get wep working I had to check my router settings to 'Open Key' not managed or otherwise.

Video is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M and worked at 1280 on startup and after checking the box in the 'Restricted Drivers' box it was off to the 3d races, very nice.

Printer is an Epson CX3810 All-in-one. The built-in driver prints beautifully, but scanning was a challenge. So, I found http://www.avasys.jp/english/linux_e/dl_scan.html for scanner drivers (printers too apparently). And did this to make it work:
install sane libsane-backends then uninstall libsane-backends (weird yes, need pieces, but it then had trouble overwriting the backend driver, and this worked) *shrug*
install iscan *.deb
make menu item for iscan
I love that scanner driver, it's beautiful, simple, and makes nice scans.

The Big One! Suspend-to-ram with the ATI fglrx drivers (your mileage may vary, I doubt I can help more, but here's how I did it)
sudo gedit /etc/acpi/sleep.sh
On second line put: sudo chvt 1
sudo gedit /etc/acpi/lid.sh
On second line put: sudo chvt 1
sudo gedit /etc/acpi/resume.sh
On last line put: sudo chvt 7
sudo gedit /etc/default/acpi-support
Edit lines thusly:

OK, I now have suspend working with AC plugged in, plus closing the lid works for suspend. But, on battery power it gets stuck going down to suspend, and comes to the locked screen and will not take keyboard input. But it does work!!

April 28th, 2007, 01:13 PM
Feisty 7.04
Toshiba A135
Intel Core Duo 1.7 GHz
Intel 945 graphic Card

The sound was down, I followed the step-by-step guide.
It worked after this:
sudo modprobe snd-hda-intel
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base, added "hda-intel" at the end of the file.

The wired network worked find. I have a static IP and I used a proxy server.
Didn't test the WLAN yet.
Didn't test the modem.

The suspend and hibernate options are working fine too.
3D desktop working great :)

That's all I tested till now, I'm new a Linux user by the way.

May 4th, 2007, 01:43 PM
Ubuntu: Feisty
Hardware: Laptop
Model: Inspiron 9400 (Centrino Duo - T2300, 1.66 GHz)
Manufacturer: Dell

Main details: SATA disk, nVidia GeForce 7800 GO, Intel HDA STAC 92xx, Ricoh SD card reader, Intel/PRO Wireless 3945ABG.

Works like a charm.

May 16th, 2007, 03:55 PM
Ubuntu 7.04

Toshiba Satellite M35X-S114
Haven't tried modem
Haven't tried burning cd's
Everything else works, kudos to ubuntu team

May 22nd, 2007, 11:26 PM
Sony Vaio VGN-FE41Z & Feisty/Gutsy/Hardy/Intrepid
http://sp.sony-europe.com/media/18/8618 (http://vaio.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProduct.action?product=VGN-FE41Z&site=voe_en_GB_cons&category=VN+FE+Series)

Updated for Gutsy, Hardy, and Intrepid

I was pleased to find that Feisty supports all the hardware on this laptop without any hassles. There are issues with suspend and hibernate. Suspend/Resume will mostly work but sometimes isn't reliable. These can usually be traced back to a known bug with the uvcvideo driver. The solution is to have it unloaded before suspend. The way to so that is to add the module name to the MODULES="" setting in /etc/default/acpi-support, e.g

MODULES="iwl3945 uvcvideo r5u870"

If using Compiz/Desktop Effects the Compiz option 'sync to vblank' should be disabled otherwise the Gnome desktop won't be displayed on resume. A bug in Feisty's 2.6.20 kernel will cause the HDA audio to loop and crackle after resume. This is caused by an overwrite of the HDA PCI register TCSEL when the 2nd core of the CPU is started. I have published a patch to fix this against the bug snd-hda-intel: distorted sound after resume, until the module is reloaded (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/100114). I've found that more than one resume causes the screensaver to loose keyboard input, and any attempt to restart gdm leads to an Nvidia driver failure that requires a restart to fix. Gutsy, Hardy and Intrepid seem fine.

The alternative Fn-blue function keys are not currently supported by the sonypi module. It appears they are managed by the newer Sony Notebook Control ACPI device via the Embedded Controller (EC) hardware. This is being actively worked on - see the Calling All Vaio Owners thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=465491) for how you can help the new sony-laptop kernel driver support all the custom hardware options on Vaios: Programmable S1 S2 keys, Fn keys, radio power for WiFi and Bluetooth, power for LAN, Audio, Camera and CD, Screen brightness, contrast, and switching to external displays.

Vaio Gnome panel applet. I am writing an easy-to-use control applet that will allow users to easily configure all functions of the Sony Notebook Control, Sony PI, and EC. It is a multi-tabbed applet with controls grouped logically. It will ensure your preferences are saved and applied at startup.

The external ExpressCard/34 5-in-1 Flash card reader adapter works with SD cards. I've not had chance to test it with MMC, xD, or MemoryStick Pro. With SD cards there is sometimes a problem with older cards that are physically just slightly thicker than usual. This prevents the contacts from touching the pins in the adapter unless you put it under physical pressure which is not a workable solution, so ensure you're using thin cards.

The internal Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Flash card chip-set that is connected to the internal MemoryStick 2 slot is also recognised. However, the kernel modules to support MemoryStick or xD cards on the TI chip-set are in the early stages (http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en.phtml?title=TI_FlashMedia_xx12/xx21_driver) and not available unless you build them yourself. As on Intrepid the tifm and memstick modules will be available as they are in the mainline kernel. I'm working on an Ubuntu DKMS package to backport them to Hardy LTS.

The Nvidia proprietary drivers work fine driving both the DFT, as well as external VGA and S-Video displays. TwinView with the desktop spanning both displays works fine. With the NVIDIA X Server Settings utility (Applications -> System Tools) choose X Server Display configuration and then press Detect Displays. When the display appears in the Layout window choose it and then press Configure... and choose TwinView. After unplugging a display press Detect Displays again to return to a single screen.

I've tested the VGN-FE41Z with 32-bit and 64-bit Feisty/Gutsy/Hardy/Intrepid Desktop and found no problems due to Ubuntu.

Originally I kept the existing disk partitions (sda1=Sony Vista Recovery, sda2=Vista Home Premium) and added swap (2GB) partition in sda3, sda4 is an extended partition for sda5=/boot (256MB), sda6=/ (32-bit 9GB), sda7=/ (64-bit 9GB), sda8=/home. Now, I've removed Sony Vista Recovery, moved and shrunk Vista Home Premium, and put all but /boot in an encrypted LVM volume that requires a USB key to unlock (no password is assigned).

Note: The easy way to shrink the Vista partition is to use Vista itself. Unlike XP, Vista can shrink its own partitions! Go to Control Panel, System Administration, Disk Management, select the Vista partition, right-click, and choose Shrink. I made it 27GB.

The only devices not supported immediately are the Intel High Definition Audio HSF V92 SoftModem and the built-in Motion Eye video camera. The camera has a Ricoh chip-set and Alex Hixon now maintains the r5u870 driver (originally by Sam Revitch). Project details can be found at R5U870 driver (http://wiki.mediati.org/R5u870) and Ubuntu packages for Gutsy/Hardy/Intrepid are available from my PPA[url].

Until you install the drivers you'd not notice the modem in Hardware Information at all. Linuxant have created [url=http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/index.php]proprietary drivers for the Intel HDA HSF V92 software modem (https://launchpad.net/~intuitivenipple/+archive). The driver is available as a $19.99 fully capable driver or a free 14,400 baud speed-limited version. The installation process was smooth (I used the automatic Internet installation method). The big drawback is it conflicts badly with the Intel HDA sound driver and generates a lot of spurious messages to the log files which show it is not entirely production-quality. I'd avoid it unless it is essential.

I have created a Gnome panel applet to control the Nvidia display brightness because it isn't supported by the default tools. You can get SmartDimmer here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=451781). Again, packages for Feisty/Gutsy/Hardy/Intrepid are available from my PPA[url].

The FE41Z has the Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, a CPU that supports VMX (Virtualisation). Unfortunately Sony do not provide a BIOS option to enable VMX and the BIOS locks the MSR register 0x3A, preventing other software from doing so. I'm hoping Sony will eventually provide the option but I'm also working on a BIOS hack so that VMX is available - it was a prime reason why I chose this model!

I finally managed to manually re-program the NV-RAM settings using a DOS utility called symcmos, once I'd identified which tokens to alter. Unfortunately these token locations change in different BIOS versions so there is no universal way to enable VMX across models and BIOSes. [url="http://tjworld.net/wiki/Sony/Vaio/FE41Z/HackingBiosNvram"]Details of my research (https://launchpad.net/~intuitivenipple/+archive).

During my snc module investigations I discovered an ACPI battery bug in the Differentiated System Description Table (DSDT) in the BIOSes of every Sony Vaio model we've seen so far. You can read about it here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2855943&postcount=55) and find a fix for it in the thread ACPI: battery-technology reported as non-rechargeable (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=475801).

May 30th, 2007, 08:06 AM
Compaq Presario laptop with
Processor: AMD Turion 64 bit, 2.0 GHz, 512 KB cache
Nvidia GeForce 6150 on board graphics card
512 MB RAM
DVD writer
integrated SD/MMC card reader
integrated WiFi, LAN 100Mbps

OS: Xubuntu Feisty fawn 7.04 64 bit AMD dual boot with Windows XP

I had problems installing the standard Ubuntu 64 bit ( the installer seemed to hang while partitioning the drives), but the Xubuntu installer worked flawlessly. it detects most of my harware automatically, even the card reader! However there are some issues:

1. The laptop function keys do not work. I guess other laptop users face a similar problem.. it's been reported

2. laptop screen brightness cannot be adjusted. smartdimmer doesn't work... gives "init_nvclock() failed!" message.

3. hibernate is quite slow .... as compared to windows XP. switch user tends to hang sometimes

4.nvidia driver doesn't get installed; i still have to use the Nv driver (tried apt-get)

Otherwise, it's been a welcome change from XP, much faster! (except for the internet speed)

May 31st, 2007, 07:52 PM
The machine worked like a charm from first install, but had to put some work in getting it fine tuned; see notes.

Asus F3M-AP034A-A

Mobile AMD Sempron 3400+
Speed 2000 MHz
Intern mem 2048 MB (the full mounty to try to speed up Vista... unsuccesfully)

TFT 15,4” Res 1280 x 800
Video nVidia GeForce Go6100 (onboard) (had to work on this one a bit to get the right res.)
Internal webcam DOES NOT WORK YET, but put no serious effort in it
Sound onboard
HD 80 GB, 5400 rpm DVD±RW DL, cardreader
ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394), modem, TV-out, DID NOT TEST THIS YET, but seems ok to me.
6 cells Li-Ion

Dual boot Ubuntu 7.04 // Vista (paid for it, so it is going to be there till my wallet no longer aches :p)

Works fine with:
Samsung ML3050ND network and usb printer (work both)
KPN / Siemens Experiabox modem / router
Canon Pixma IP2200 usb printer

June 3rd, 2007, 02:56 PM
Few things are to be edited when I finish with them, but right ''out of the box'' situation is like this:

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

working right after the installation (out of the box):
Mobile Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740;
2gb DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-3200-DDR2 400);
80 GB (S-ATA 5400);
Double layer DVD±RW Drive;
X-black LCD 17" WXGA+ (1440x900);
ATI MOBILITYTM RADEON® X600 PCI Express with 128 MB VRAM resolution is right, even working in blender is by default ok, openGL is not ok, but that is general problem with ati/linux combination, and tweaking is necessary ;
Intel® High Definition Audio compatible, 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support);
Network: Ethernet 10 BASE-T/100 BASE-TX/1000 BASE-T;
WIRELESS LAN:IEEE 802.11b/g standard;
BATTERY/ Lithium-Ion;
Wireless mouse;
Audio/Video in and outs;

working: dvd tray button, mute button, power off;
not working: +-volume, +-brightness, auto brightness, zoom, special (useless) button;

Memory StickTM slot (Memory StickTM Pro, Memory StickTM Duo}, I don't have memory stick with me right now so I don't know if it works without problems, however , little light is on and it looks like it is recognized by system;
DOCKING STATION: I do not have one;
Modem: Built-in V.92/V.90 (56 kbps) data/fax modem: I didn't use it for a looong time;
PC CARD SLOTS (PCMCIA): I don't have a card to test it right now.

June 13th, 2007, 08:03 AM
version of Ubuntu : Kubuntu 6.10

computer type : Desktop Computer

hardware :

Asus P5PL2-SE mainboard
Intel Core2Duo E4300
Galaxy 7900GS 256 MB video card
Seagate 320 GB SataII hard disk
Seagate 250 GB IDE hard disk
Kingston 2x1 GB DDR2 667
Linksys Wifi Adapter WMP54G
Asus DRW 1612-BL dvd burner
Samsung 226BW monitor

Everything worked out of the box except for the HDA Intel AD1986A sound chip. Refer to the following thread to get it working : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=231032 (MCMC). After this fix all audio connections are working perfectly.

Of course the wifi adapter had to be installed using the Broadcom 43xx firmware. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=405990&highlight=bcm+43xx

NVidia 100.14.09 driver is fully functional with 3D acceleration and Beryl 0.2.0 running in Samsung 226BW native resolution (1680x1050).

June 16th, 2007, 01:10 PM
Hi there,

I have not been able to find any info if Feisty works fine with Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP. Does anone know? The graphics card (Mobile intel 945GM Express Chipset Family) gave me a lot of problems with Fedora Core 6.

Thanks in advance.. (Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this question)

June 17th, 2007, 02:25 PM
Ubuntu 6.10
ASUS A9Rp Laptop
1.8 Ghz Celeron,ATI Radeon Xpress 200M,ZyDAS 1211B Wireless,Realtek HDA Audio

Every thing is detected but WIRELSS,Audio(Built in speakers are OK but the 3.5 mm jack has weak sound),Modem

I could solve audio and wireless problems:D, users follow the instructions bellow:

1-Download and install kernel sources, I copied it to /usr/src/

2-Get this patch for audio and decompress to your kernel source root folder, mine is:/usr/src/linux-2.6.21-5
so, you should have alsa-git-2007-05-03.patch in your linux kernel source folder

3-Open console and run:
patch -p1 <alsa-git-2007-05-03.patch
OK, Now kernel is patched for audio, we proceed to wireless.

4-Say your kernel source folder is like mine, /usr/src/linux-2.6.21-5, open this file:
/usr/src/linux-2.6.21-5/drivers/net/wireless/zd_usb.c and add this line to the ZD1211-B section:
{ USB_DEVICE(0x0b05, 0x171b), .driver_info = DEVICE_ZD1211B },
Save the file.

5-Now you should download this file and decompress the content into /lib/firmware/zd1211(if this directory does not exist, create it)

OK,we are almost done!Now, you should compile the new kernel and install it.You can open /usr/src/linux-2.6.21-5/README.txt to find out how to do so. what I did:

cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.21-5
Make oldconfig
Make modules_install
Make install

If using GRUB, you are done!Reboot and enjoy:)
If using LILO, reinstall LILO and reboot and enjoy!

The above procedures should work with other versions of ubuntu as well as other distributions. One of my friends has done it in OpenSUSE 10.2 without any problem.

June 26th, 2007, 03:33 PM
Update (29th May 2007):
[INDENT]I've created a custom BIOS that enables VMX. It turns out that module BIOSCODE6 already includes the instruction to set the VMX bit, but that it is jumped-over because a check of the user's Setup configuration says VMX is disabled (the user never gets the chance to enable it!). For this custom BIOS I simply over-write the jump instruction with 2 no-op (NOP) op-codes so the instruction that sets bit 2 of MSR 0x3A is executed.
Unfortunately, the tool from Phoenix that allows the BIOS to have its modules extracted and re-catenated, BIOS Editor Pro v2.2, isn't totally reliable and can corrupt the resulting BIOS image such that when it is programmed by Phoenix WinPhlash the PC becomes a brick.

can u share your custom BIOS with other sony viao user?

June 27th, 2007, 10:18 PM
Feisty 7.04 64bit
Core 2 Du0 E6700 2.6Ghz, (overclocked slightly to about 2.71Ghz to see if it could be done)
ASRock 775i65G (rev 2.0) Motherboard. AMI BIOS, (Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2)
1Gb OCZ Voltage Extreme DDR (PC400) RAM
ATI X800XT (AGP) Graphics card
Cmedia 9761A (on-board) 5.1 sound
2x Seagate ST3320620A Barracuda 7200.10 (320GB Ultra ATA) hard drives.

I love ASRock boards, cheap, and rock solid. No problems at all expect Grub hates ATI cards, add "nosplash" to you boot line, to get around the splash freeze problem. However the 32bit 7.04 boot CD has no problems with the splash image.

July 10th, 2007, 03:49 AM
Dell Latitude CPx (old) laptop
P3, 20gig HDD, D-Link wireless DWL G630 card

Dual Boot !!!! Feisty 7.04 and Windows 2000 Pro easy setup. wireless card was set up using direct connect eth1 then switched.
Even Skype !
a walk in the park !8) did it for a friend, added Ubuntu stickers !

July 11th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Xubuntu 7.04 (did a CLI install and then added all packages manually with apt/synaptic)

Using it as Desktop Computer,,,gaming and multimedia.

Asus P5N-E SLI
Intel QX6700
2x2gb A-Data PC2 5300
MSI 7900GTO 512mb
Soundblaster Live 5.1
1x36gb WD Raptor
2x500gb Samsung T166 (16mb cache, SATA2, NCQ e.t.c)

Everything worked perfectly well right out of the box. I have however turned of everything I don't use in bios such as firewire, IDE ports, onboard sound e.t.c
I also compiled the lates 2.6.22 kernel and install nvidia driver with "Envy Script"

July 12th, 2007, 06:57 PM
This setup works very well for an inexpensive XP/Feisty duel boot with no repartitioning risk:

E-Machines T3828
Celeron D Processor
512 MG RAM
two Western Digital 80 Gig Hard drives.
Embarq 100Mb/s Ethernet box, E100 driver.
Ubuntu 7.04

Starting with a normal XP-box, make existing XP-drive Slave, install new blank drive as Master. Install Ubuntu to Master drive, GRUB will load with Ubuntu, no changes made to XP drive. A useful setup for a desktop that requires XP for work. No risk to Windows files.

July 16th, 2007, 02:19 AM
1)Ubuntu 7.04
2)Desktop Computer
4)Model 504GR

Everything worked fine installing with the Live CD

July 23rd, 2007, 09:15 AM

I've installed Feisty (Ubuntu 7.04) on my company-laptop this weekend.

It worked mostly out of the box :guitar:.

The only thing I had to customize was the resolution; it booted with 1280x1024.
To switch to native 1280x800 I installed 915resolution and set the mode to 1280x800 16bit

$sudo 915resolution 38 1280 800

Custom steps:
- Resized existing windows-partition using gparted.

Type: Dell Latitude D620
Version: Ubuntu Feisty 7.04
LAN: wifi/cable
HD: 75 GB
Secc. OS: MS windows

July 23rd, 2007, 10:39 AM
Toshiba A135-S4666
Works fine. Suspend works. Hibernate works too. Like the rest of the A135 series you need to compile your ALSA drivers to get the sound to turn off on the laptop when you plugin a headset.
It's "Dual Core" but won't run 64-bit. Battery seems to last about 2 hours and a half.
Very good buy.


I also took Vista off because it's so slow. XP = huge speed boost. Anyway, I had to locate the XP drivers so I'll list them here for anyone interested.

I have this for Mobile Intel 945GM Express drivers:

Using Atheros AR5xxx for wireless drivers:

Realtek High Definition Audio

Haven't looked

Intel Chipset

Realtek RTL8139/810x Fast Ethernet NIC

July 24th, 2007, 12:11 PM
Is there a list of printers that work perfectly with Ubuntu 6.10?

July 24th, 2007, 12:15 PM
ok, found it!:)

July 25th, 2007, 02:53 AM
Feisty and Linux Mint (32 bit version) on Intel D945GCCR with Intel P4, 512 RAM DDR2

Everything works out of the box.

Dapper (32 bit version) on ASROCK K7VM3 with AMD Semptron 512 RAM DDR

Everything works out of the box.

July 25th, 2007, 09:27 AM
I have problems to load this page since 24 hours. Maybe it doesn't have a visa for India...


I lost my password, page doesn't load, maybe next I forget my username. Then I am ready for Ubuntu Crazy Crack:)

July 26th, 2007, 07:59 PM
ASUS A7N8X-VM Socket A mATX board
Athlon XP 2800+
768MB PC2700 RAM
ATI Radeon 8500 LE Video Card
Western Digital 80GB IDE HD
Seagate 200GB IDE HD
Creative Soundblaster Live! 24-bit PCI
Philips DVD-R/RW drive
Dell FP1707 17" LCD monitor

the first time i installed Ubuntu Feisty, (nearly) everything worked great and even the ATI card used native resolution of the monitor (1024x768 ) without any extra configuration. had a little trouble enabling the sound correctly on the SB Live! card, mostly because there's 4 different CA1086 items listed with no indicator as to which is what. in spite of that, i was able to get sound output from the hardware. had some trouble with VLC player not putting out sound, but that's a software issue.

after hacking around with different stuff, installing Fedora onto the same drive (and over the top of Ubuntu by accident), i formatted and re-installed Feisty again last night. now ATI card only goes to 800x600 res. not sure about anything else yet; haven't had much time to look at it more in-depth.

the holy grail for me on this computer is to be able to use the TV-Out on the ATI card to play stuff on my HDTV from Ubuntu. currently i do that with Catalyst Control Center in Windows XP via S-Video (this is dual-boot machine.) if i can do that via the DVI port to HDMI, that would be the best, but i'd settle for S-Video *if* it works correctly from w/in ubuntu.

July 26th, 2007, 08:35 PM

motherborad:MSI P965 NEO.

DVD Burner:LG DVD RW GSA-H12N x18.

Dispaly Card:Nvidia GeForce FX 7300GT PCX.

Processor:INTEL CONROE 2.13GHz E6400 s-775 2MB.

Hard Disk:SEAGATE 200Gb 7200rpm SATA2.

Display Monitor: MAG 17" LP717 TFT LCD.

ubuntu cannot boot after install.

can help me?

July 27th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 (Ver. 2.0)
Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz quad core / 8mb cache
4x1gb OCZ pc800 ddr2
4x gigabit nics (marvell chip - onboard)
Nvidia 6600GT 256mb pci-e (don't remember brand, but doesnt matter really)
Soundblaster Audigy 2zs
Plextor 32x cdr
Sony 16x dvdr
Seagate 80gb boot + 500gb secondary hdd's
2x Dell 2007FP 20" lcd monitors @ 1600x1200 (3200x1200 res desktop in X)

bootcharted to a 36sec startup

This install started as a 6.06 but I have upgraded it to 7.10 through apt-get over the past couple months. It was actually in a Dell E521 pc with the same parts as above except the mobo / cpu / ram, but I just plugged it into this new system and it booted right up. No complaints, and the ONLY thing I had to fix was the time. works perfectly.

The only thing that I don't know works is the onboard soundcard (cmedia?) as I haven't tried it. It probably will though.


July 27th, 2007, 11:18 PM
never realized how much of a help this was.

Dual Pentium 3 Xeon processors [783Mhz, 2Mb L2Cache per CPU]
Supermicro S2DGU
ATi Radeon 9200 128MB AGP4x [in 2x slot]
Trendnet PCI 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
Soundblaster Live PCI
Enermax 300W PSU
DVD drive [no name brand]

Pentium D940 [3.2Ghz]
MSI Neo P965
1GB G-Skill DDR2 667 Dual Channel RAM
nVidia GeForce FX5200 PCI 128MB DDR
Western Digital SATA 1.5gb/s 250GB HDD
Benq DVD+/-RW 16x
Fortron Source 300W Green PSU [82% efficiency]

overall performance is great, i've only used 64bit to date however, i dual boot with winblows for other apps that aren't available in linux that i use.

i have no trouble with Ubuntu, but other distros i've tried have only worked in VMWare, outside of that they don't work...not sure what to think about that.

just don't make the mistake of running dual channel ram in single channel mode...it hindered my performance until i realized it.
i'm about to look into dual display graphics cards, any suggestions on ATi or nVidia [i realize i will most likely have to reinstall the OS for it].

July 28th, 2007, 06:26 AM

Since mine is a home brew computer (it's about 3 years old, so I'll try to remember what I put in it), this might help a few:

Athlon 64 3000+
Gigabyte KV8M (or something similar - it has a VIA chipset and video driver)
DVD Burner (I painted it, so I can't remember) but I've had an Optorite work on another machine, sorry found it - it is an LG. I bought a pioneer on the advice of a computer mag and it shat itself (with very little use too) within a couple of months and took down the IDE on the previous boardto this one (The gigabyte is a replacement board- cost about $50 AUD) I digress
Sapphire ATI (I know, I bought it when I was still a windblower) 9550 - 256mb RAM

August 6th, 2007, 10:42 AM
Dell Inspiron 640m/1405 Laptop
With 1024 MB Ram
Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
Dual Boot with Vista Home Basic

Ubuntu is very much faster than Vista...

August 7th, 2007, 02:09 PM
I am a definite newbie to Linux and especially to Ubuntu. I've attempted various distros in the past and am so far fairly impressed with Feisty Fawn (I'm using Ubuntu Ultimate). So, the hardware list: 1) Asus motherboard about 3 years old - I forget which model - with onboard sound, 2) Sapphire Radeon 9200 128Mb video, 3) USRobotics wireless USB network adapter, 4) two IDE hard drives.

Ubuntu detected all my hardware and even the wireless adapter works right off the bat. The only thing with the wireless is it will give me a WPA option, only WEP.

I've gotten Compiz-fusion to work, although it has a problem similar to Beryl in that it won't work on more than one user at a time, even if you log off the first user where it was running. Example: I log into my user and run Compiz it is fine. I log off and log into another user and run Compiz then I get blank windows. This is with version 0.5.1.

The only thing I haven't gotten to work yet is setting up a printer.:(

August 9th, 2007, 07:28 AM
Hiya all.
We have installed 7.04 The Fawn. Works very well. Quick and consistent. We are very happy with our switch from Mandriva; which we ran for the last 5 years or so.

PIII 1700 500M ram nividia TNT card. Two 20gb HDs. Dual boot w/ neutered XP(for the 5 mins here and there) on Master and /home on slave.

Haven't gotten around to installing our Brother printer yet though....

Thanks to all who put in the hard work to make Ubuntu what it is!

August 10th, 2007, 02:29 PM
Newly built system two weeks ago (07/30/07). Dual booting Vista Home Premium and Feisty.

Intel D975XBX2 motherboard
Intel Core Due E6600 2.4 Ghz processor
2GB Kingston DDR2800 (PC2 6400) KVR800D2K2 RAM
320 GB Western Digital SATA II WD3200AAKS Hard Drive
Radeon Sapphire 512MB X1650PRO PCI-e x16 video card
PCTEL 789T HSP MicroModem 56K (cheap spare one I had lying around - used for faxing)
Mitsumi FA404M combination 1.44mb floppy drive/USB card reader
Philips 20X SPD2413BD DVD Burner

Booted right up on the first try! All hardware except winmodem worked right "out of the box" - even the video card which I had expected I would have some difficulty with before loading restricted ATI drivers. After loading ATI's proprietary restricted graphics driver and compiling the modem drivers, performance is excellent. Bear in mind, though, that I am not a gamer.

August 15th, 2007, 05:26 PM
Compaq Presario R3370US Laptop
80GB hard drive
1.2GB DDR Memory
AMD Athlon 64 1.83GHz Processor
NVidia GeForce4 440 Go 64Mb Graphics Card
Broadcom BCM4306 Wireless Card

Everything but wireless detected out of the box. I got wireless working with ndiswrapper using a guide found here. The best functionality of wireless is with the actual drivers for my computer that I got on hp's homepage. I got the latest supported graphics driver from alberto milone's Envy script which also compiled a kernel for complete stability. I recommend this over the standard ubuntu restricted driver install of the driver.

Overall I am very pleased with the functionality of Feisty on my laptop. Everything works perfectly...just wish I had a better computer...oh well.

August 16th, 2007, 04:53 PM
Acer Aspire 5920G
Intel Core2Duo 1.5 ghz 2 proccessers
2 gig of ram
160 gb sata hdd
hd dvd/dvdrw/cdrw combo drive-toshiba
Nvidia GeForce 8600m Gt 256mb dedicated with up to 1 gig hyper memory
Intel pro wireless 3905a/b/g

Can only get my video card to support 800x600 with no 3d accelleration. Only the newest driver from Nvidias website would even get it to work. Also the HD DVD Rom drive would not work unless you load the generic-ide modules. wireless works great.

August 16th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Acer Aspire 5920G
Intel Core2Duo T7300 2.0 GHz
HDD 160 GB
nVidia GeForce 8600M GT 512 MB GDDR3
WiFi, Bluetooth, Infra

Acer Aspire 5920G

Can only get my video card to support 800x600 with no 3d accelleration. Only the newest driver from Nvidias website would even get it to work. Also the HD DVD Rom drive would not work unless you load the generic-ide modules. wireless works great.
I had the same problem with my 8600M GT GPU, I resolved it by installing ENVY. You can find it there: http://www.albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

August 17th, 2007, 08:13 AM
Kubuntu Gutsy
AMD64 X2 and Leadtek WinFast PX8600 GT
Did not work with nvidia-glx-new 1.0.9755 but works with nvidia drivers 100.14.11 updated with envy.

August 18th, 2007, 07:13 AM
Here is some info on a PCI USB 2.0 upgrade I did that worked out swell.

Old PC (768 MB PC133 RAM); Mobo K7SEM. (http://www.klondike.ru/spec/MotherBo...ketA/k7sem.htm)
product: AMD Athlon(tm) XP
version: 6.6.2
size: 1550MHz
width: 32 bits
description: Host bridge
product: 730 Host
vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]

Ubuntu 7.04 (Fiesty Fawn)

Compatible USB Upgrade
Installed a Rosewill RC-101 USB 2.0 5-port PCI adapter. Less than $10 US from NewEgg.

Did not install any drivers. It just worked out of the box.

August 19th, 2007, 04:39 PM
Kubuntu Gutsy 7.10 tribe 3 upgraded to 4 and beyond.

CPU - Core2Duo 6300
M/B - MSI P6N SLI - Nvidia nForce 650i SLI chipset
RAM - Generic DDRII 667
Video- Nvidia 7600 GS
Sata HD
Audio - On-Board Nvidia
FireWire - VIA on-board
Ethernet - Nvidia on-board
All works fine, except for M/B sensors,which recognized by lm-sensors, but they don't have any drivers for it yet, so I'm unable to monitor and change FAN speed, and Voltage.
Intel's Core2Duo CPU has it's own temp sensors and works under Linux.

No special adjustments were needed, everything worked out of the box.

August 19th, 2007, 05:07 PM

1)Version Of Ubuntu - Feisty
2)Type Of Hardware - MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, AMD 64 3800+, Asus Nvidia 6600GT PCI Express, 3xSATA HDD (Maxtor and Samsung), 1GB (2x512) OCZ Premier DR400
3)Hardware Maker - self-build


1) version of Ubuntu - Feisty
2) IBM Thinkpad
3) Hardware Maker - Mainly Intel
4) Hardware Model - R50e

Everything works out of the box.

August 20th, 2007, 11:22 PM
AsRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2
1.5GB Crucial RAM (DDRII)
2 x 160GB SamSung HD160JJ SATA HDD
Intel Pentium 4 3.40Ghz Processor (LGA775)
nVidia 7600GS PCI-E Video Card
Creative Labs SB Audigy 2 Value

Ubuntu v7.04 detects H/W and works without any issues. Not test with pre 7.04 distro's.


August 23rd, 2007, 03:03 PM
Ubuntu version: 7.04
Type of Hardware: Laptop
Hardware maker: ACER
Hardware model: TravelMate 2480-2943 Notebook PC

Intel Celeron M processor, DDR2 Ram (original 512) current 1.5GB, 40 GB Hatachi Hard drive (original) 80 GB Hard drive current, CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive, Intel chip set 945GM, 14.1 WXGA TFT LCD

Ubuntu worked on installation, with the following changes, I had to add Synaptics Touchpad driver [gsynaptic] to get the small square scroll button between the left and right buttons to work correctly AND to be able to turn OFF the tap feature. Secondly I had to install the Intel video driver [xserver-xorg-video-intel] using the Synaptic package manager. The Intel install was very easy and now my screen resolution is correct (which appears very clear). By the way all I did is to add the Intel driver and the system did every thing else to make the changes.

The SD card reader worked without any changes, the WiFi worked without any changes, after getting the needed codecs the DVD player plays movies, and CD music.

Update: I was able to rip a CD and then burn a blank with the ripped material, using Sound Juicer + Serpentine.

Dark Star
August 23rd, 2007, 03:08 PM
Ubuntu Ver. 7.04
Hardware: Desktop
Manufacturer : HCl
Mode : Beanstalk 4458

Intel P4 2.8 , 256MB DDR400 , 80 GB IDe hard disk..Intel 845 Chipset with inbuilt VGA..
The problem is some times it hangs a lot.. I know due to ram :( But try making newer Driver cause am gng to update thanks.. Like driver for P35 :D

August 23rd, 2007, 03:25 PM
I have an HP Pavilion 522n that's been great so far, 100% Ubuntu. My only issue is that I can't burn a CD. I've tried both Serpentine and GnomeBaker to no avail. Searched the forums for info on the hardware, a MITSUMI CR-48X9TE, but can't find any thing. Any help would be very welcome.

Everything else is great.

September 2nd, 2007, 08:11 PM
PIII 700 MHZ ,500M PC133 RAM , bulit from old parts runs Dapper slowly but surely.
This has been running for over a year with no real problems after install.

Dell Optiplex GX260 ( 1.8 MHZ , 500M PC2100 RAM ) seems to be getting along fine with Feisty , About 2 months of casual usage .

Athlon 1.0 GHZ ( overclocked to 1430 MHZ ) Shuttle AK31 motherboard
1.0 G PC3200 memory at 266 MHZ CAS 2.5
Soundblaster Audigy card
ATI Radeon 256M PCI video card
PCI 2.0 card and NIC card are unknown MFG.
Dapper installed just fine with the exception of the audio card , which had to be declared as default before it would work.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the folks who have contributed to the Ubuntu project !

September 3rd, 2007, 04:15 AM

1) Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 Tribe 5 (Feisty and Gutsy)

2) Type of hardware:
Case: Antec Nine Hundred (900)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz w/ stock heatsink/fan
PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500
RAM: Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 Mhz
Video Card: BFG NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS OC 256MB
Hard drives: Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 3.0Gb/s, Maxtor PATA 120GB
Optical Drive: BenQ DW1655 16x DVD-RW PATA

PERFECT compatibility with Feisty with zero tweaking. Everything detected: all hard drives, graphics card, sound, USB, and LAN worked out of the box. Very happy with my first builld! :)


If for some reason you install Windows XP after install Ubuntu, Windows will kill the ethernet for some reason. I thought I fried my motherboard, but happily found the fix: here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=538448).

September 3rd, 2007, 08:24 PM
Feisty on:
Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe
AMD Opteron 165
3 x WD 250GB SATAII Drives
2GB DDR500 Crucial Ballistix
Hyper 500w PSU
18x DVD
Logitech G15
Logitech MX518

Things i have gotten to work in the past 5 days of running feisty:
G15 tools
3d acceleration
networking, including dual lan
gaming (enemy territory, america's army, urban terror)
nvraid via dmraid

what i have not figured out yet:
multi-button support for my mouse

haven't tried:

September 4th, 2007, 12:28 AM
Computer: Compaq 1750
Multifunction Machine: HP Laserjet 3050
Software: Feisty 7.04
Prints, scans with Kooka or XSane, copies. Works well on all three although I had some initial difficulty deciding on the right driver.

September 5th, 2007, 10:00 PM
Ubuntu version: 7.04
Type Of Hardware: Printer
Hardware Maker: HP
Hardware Model: Deskjet D2430

Works perfectly out of the box. Plug in USB and go to System>Administration>Printing. It will be detected. Use Deskjet D2300 drivers (it defaults to this anyway on the next screen). Enjoy your printouts!

P.S. Americans: Set your paper size and print area to "Letter"! (A4 is NOT the same... :()

September 6th, 2007, 12:03 AM
plug and play on feisty:
Lexmark X3350 all in one printer (printing, no multi-function support from lexmark)
3.5" multi-reader drive (3.5", sd, md, etc. this drive is found under a number of manufacturers, including rosewill and mitsumi)

September 7th, 2007, 05:18 PM
This is not a Desktop! It is a laptop.

^ Works using WUBI and Ubuntu 7.04 alternate I386

Bugs: Before GUI displays it shows a glitchy screen...
Bugs: On Shutdown it shows a glitchy screen...
Bugs: Dialup/sound does not work (without additional drivers)

Some things I did not test (DVD Drive and External Monitor)

I will edit this if I deciede to reinstall/test it more...

I had to Re Image my computer (Windows Error)

Hope I Helped


September 8th, 2007, 07:37 PM
Ubuntu... It just works... really!!!

I am so happy i decided to go Linux...

I honestly had no idea it would be this easy...

My specs : -

AMD Athlon X2 4000

Asus M2N-E

Asus EN8500GT

D-Link DWL-G510


Everything worked perfectly out of the box... It was super!

September 9th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Ubuntu version: 7.04
Type of Hardware: Laptop
Hardware maker: ACER
Hardware model: Aspire 5100

Running about 99% on 7.04, only problem is the memory card reader.


06:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller (rev 10)
06:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.2 Generic system peripheral [0805]: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: (rev 01)
06:04.4 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc Unknown device 0551 (rev 01)

September 9th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Asus A7V8X-X
256Mb ram
ATI All-in-wonder 128 Graphics (not used as TV tuner anymore, never tried)

Booted live CD, able to access internet and email with absolute minimum of fuss.
Did dual boot install, (with Win 2k), done in 20 mins.
Has been running for a year now, my wife uses it for web and email access, this machine runs
about 14 hrs a day, every day.
Have since blown the windows partition away to make space for our MP3 files.
As solid as a rock.

September 10th, 2007, 08:13 AM

AMD TURION 64x2 TL-50 , 1.6GHz x2
RAM : 1 GB DDR 5300
ATI 1100 video card

Everything is going fine, except brightness control applet

I got this new machine 1 month ago with unbelievable price US$450 :)

Now I am felling the real 64 bit machine.

September 10th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Hi there,

I have not been able to find any info if Feisty works fine with Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP. Does anone know? The graphics card (Mobile intel 945GM Express Chipset Family) gave me a lot of problems with Fedora Core 6.

Thanks in advance.. (Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this question)

I have Feisty running very nicely on a TX3XP, all be it on an external USB drive.

September 12th, 2007, 10:32 AM
ubuntu 7.04 installed in my desktop p4. 3.06 dual core, inter d865, 512 ram,80 gb sata hdd.
hdd is recognised as scsi
lg cd-rom crd 8522b2,01d & samsung cd-r/rw sw 252f r802 recognised as scsi instead of ide.
both cd roms dont display the files in disk

September 13th, 2007, 12:23 AM
1)Version Of Ubuntu:7.04
2)Type Of Hardware: Printer
3)Hardware Maker: Brother
4)Hardware Mode: MFC-420cn

My laptop (hp pavillion zv6000) is working fine with Ubuntu but I can't get my mfc-420cn printer working. The list doesn't have it in it. can you plz tell me how i can get my printer and Ubuntu to work together?

September 13th, 2007, 12:48 AM
Intel P3 500 Slot 1, 256 MB,nvidia TNT , D-Link DWL (Atheos based),unknown sound card.
gateway 2000 GP7-500
ubuntu/kubuntu 7.04

install went fine with either distro, wireless networking , sound all work perfect.
When upgradeing restriced drivers to support nvidia-leagecy drivers system crashes.
Screen goes white and then upon reboot goes to fatal io error 104.
Looks like I "HAVE TO" upgrade my computer

September 13th, 2007, 04:30 AM
ubuntu feisty fawn:guitar:

September 15th, 2007, 08:19 AM
mobo: asus p5k SE
cpu: intel e6750 2,67GHZ 1333 fsb
ram: 2GB g.skill dual channel 800
vidcard: foxconn 8800gts 320mb OC (ubuntu messed up when i set restricted drivers enabled)
hdd: seagate 320GB
dvd burner: lite-on 20x dvd burner

ubuntu: 7.10 tribe 5

September 15th, 2007, 02:52 PM
Everything works just fine

ram: 1.5 GB PC 3200
video: on board video NVidia 6100
ACER 19" Widescreen Monitor ( acceptable but not great)

Jeroen Vernooij
September 16th, 2007, 05:10 PM
ubuntu 7.04
lian li cr-33a cardreader 50in1

only tried CF and SD cards, works fine out-of-the-box.

keywords for search: lian li lian-li cr-33 cr 33 cr-33a cr-33b

September 17th, 2007, 02:20 AM
OS: Fiesty
Hardware- Abit AN8-SLI, AMD 3500+ (socket 939), 2x 1gb Corsair XMS PC3200, Nvidia 7800gt, Creative Audigy2 ZS Platinum- but only 2.1 out of 7.1 system, Seagate 320gb 7200rpm sata

September 18th, 2007, 04:24 PM
Acer Aspire 3680-2682
Celeron M 440 1.86ghz, 512mb RAM, ICH 7M southbridge
Intel Mobile 945GM integrated graphics controller w/ up to 256mb shared memory
14.1" Crystal Bright WXGA (1280x800)
80gig Western Digital SATA hard drive, WDC W800BEVS-22 (http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=202)
Sony CRX880A/10 Slim 24x24x24x8x CD-R/CD-RW DVD COMBO
Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller, RJ45
Atheros AR5BXB63 WiFi mini PCI-E
5-in-1 media card reader, one PCMCIA type II

Installed Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

Working: video (1280x800), sound, touchpad (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=429182), wired ethernet, easy launch keys (see below), 5-in-1 reader, all usb 2.0 ports (3 total), FN keys, CD-R/CD-RW DVD COMBO (read cd's & dvd's, dvd playback, cd data write).

Not working: Atheros WiFi, tried everything to get it to work. Watch this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=551621) thread for a coming update on a way to solve this.

*STATUS CHANGE* WiFi is now enabled. Installed the Corsair 2gig ram upgrade and it is working fine. Much snappier now.

Untested: Modem, VGA out, S-Video out, PCMCIA slot.

Easy Launch Keys: The keys for e-mail and web browser work for me using Thunderbird and Firefox, respectively. Had to set each application to check if it was the default when they started, and hit the check now button to make sure they were before they would launch with the buttons. Have not found a way to set the other two buttons (Acer Empowering Technology- the "e" button, and the "P" user programmable button) yet. If anyone knows how please post it somewhere and let me know.

*edit* Easy Launch Keys are easily configurable under Keybord Shortcuts.

Planned upgrades: CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit from Newegg (should enable dual channel mode on the motherboard according to Acer), Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG mini PCI Express WiFi (internal)... see above for the watch thread.

-edit- I have replaced the Atheros WiFi card with the Intel PRO 3945ABG card and now have WiFi out of the box! See above link under "Not Working"

September 19th, 2007, 02:30 PM
Laptop : Gateway MX6439

Feisty 7.04
Sempron 3400+ (1.8GHZ)
512 DDR2
80 GB HDD (4200rpm)
Broadcom 43xx (working just fine with ndiswrapper)
Wired Lan Controller works just fine
Sound: HDA ATI SB (ALSA) works just fine
DVD Burner
ATI 200M Chipset

End Result : No Conflicts

Server: Custom

Feisty 7.04 (Server)
Athlon 2400+
1.5 GB DDR
120GB ATA133 7200RPM
Onboard LAN (might switch to a basic linksys card)
ASUS Socket A Mobo
Generic CD Burner
ATI 9600XT AGP 8X (128MB)

End Result : No Conflicts

PC : Custom

Feisty 7.04
Athlon 64 3000+
80 GB X 2 (haven't got raid successful yet)(VIA VT8237)(SATA)
ATI X1650 512 DDR2 AGP 8X (Conflict)
ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe
Linksy Network card
Audigy SE
DVD Burner

End Result : 2 Conflicts

Everything seems to work just fine and im quite satisfied with ubuntu, the only drawback im having is getting the raid device to install and bootup correctly. The other drawback is the ATI card not wanting to work correctly. I recommend not getting the x1650 for it has been a pain in linux for me, and i will have another post (in another section) on my x1650 card and what seems to be the problem.

September 21st, 2007, 04:26 AM
Feisty 7.04

Koolance tower case - H20 cooled the processor, and cooled raptor drives..
change fluid annually.

Intel Pentium 4HT Northwood 2.4C (overclocked to 3.2GHZ)
ABIT IG7-G (5.4 years running almost continuously overclocked- best board I ever owned!)
1.5 GB DDR- Corsair
2 - 37GB 10,000 rpm Western Digital Raptors in mirror RAID
2- 250 GB Western Digital (for storage)
DVD/CD Lightscribe Samsung burner
nVidia 7600GS (I'm 99% that's the model #)
Sound Blaster Live!
on board ethernet, usb

Everything works great.

USB auto mounts multiple USB drives.
USB DVD CD burner (SONY) auto mounts and works.

nVidia drivers are the latest from nVidia I dloaded on 9/20/07
-3d games flawless w/default settings!

I also use a 2GB iPod nano with rhythmbox.

ALL hardware worked by the default feisty install and updates, w/ only addition of latest nVidia driver.


September 21st, 2007, 10:35 PM
Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty fawn

• Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 - 2,33 GHz, FSB 1333 MHz, Cache 4 MB
• Motherboard: Asus P5K/SE intel P35, FSB 1333 MHz, 4xDDR2 800 dual channel, 8xUSB 2,0
• RAM: 1 GB, V-DATA, DDR2 800, CL 5
• Hard Disk: 320 GB, Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 21, 4 MB Cache, SATA2
• DVD: Optiarc SATA DVD RW AD-7170S
• Video Card: Asus EN7200GS, NVIDIA 7200GS, 256 MB
• Audio: 6 channel SoundMax AD1986A Audio Codec
• Network Card: Realtek Gigabit LAN

everything works fine out of the box

September 23rd, 2007, 01:32 AM
1) 7.04 (Feisty)
2) Laptop
3) Packard Bell
4) MX36-U-050W

All works, including Atheros Wifi chip with WPA

September 23rd, 2007, 04:17 PM
Ubuntu 7.04 (Wubi)

Lenovo 3000 N100

***Worked from the start***

Volume controls
Power button
CD/DVD drive
HD audio
display 1680x1050
USB ports

***Partially works***
Fingerprint reader (doesnt really work)
Card reader (SD works only)

***Had to get a driver, but works***
N Wireless (I found a magical BCM43XX script)
Webcam (Low quality, but works)

***Doesn't work***
Card Reader (only SD works currently)

The card reader is Ricoh and can also do Memory Sticks and xD cards

September 25th, 2007, 05:04 PM
I got a CanoScan Lide 50 from Canon Scanner to work like this (should work with all other Lide Models):

Type in the Terminal:
sudo apt-get install sane sane-utils

Then install XSane Image Scanner via Add/Remove Menu

Connected the Scanner, started XSane, full success!

PS: Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

October 2nd, 2007, 08:34 PM
Kubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Beta using Alternate Install CD)

Dell Inspiron 1100 with:
1. Celeron 2GHZ processor
2. 1GB RAM

what works:
1. DVD
2. sound
3. 1024x768 res at 24-bit
4. ethernet

what does not:
1. Dell TrueMobile 1150 is not supported by http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/

Install encountered problems with xserver. Turns out I needed a new BIOS (A32). If you are thinking of installing UBUNTU on this machine, flash the BIOS from Windows first - it's the easiest way, especially if you only have one computer. Otherwise you will have to create a bootable DOS CD with the executable for the BIOS loaded.

Any X11 configuration will NOT work if BIOS is not at least A32.
Better write your xorg.conf file and follow the one posted on this site:

October 4th, 2007, 05:58 AM
1) Version Of Ubuntu - 7.10 beta 1

2) Type Of Hardware - Inkjet printer

3) Hardware Maker - HP

4) Hardware Model - Deskjet 6988

Gutsy recognized this printer when I plugged in the USB cable and made the necessary entry in the "Printer Configuration" dialog. The HPIJS driver was selected and worked fine.

I tried to use the HPLIP Toolbox, but it reported device not found, even though it did show the printer. I corrected this by upgrading to HPLIP 2.7.9, which is the most current version on the HPLIP website.

October 8th, 2007, 02:35 PM
Feisty Fawn 32bit & gutsy32
•Samsung syncmaster 2232GS 22"
• DFI LanParty UT NF3 250GB
• AMD Athlon 64 +3700 clawhammer(socket 754)
• Gigabyte Nvidia 6600GT AGP
• LifeView(FlyDVB-T)(works partially -after modprobe and with kaffein- doesn't
find every digital channel -works with gutsy)
• printer Canon iP4200
• camera Benq DC 1300(works with Ekiga – tough to adjust colors)
• LAN(Nvidia nForce) – I am able to share my internet connection(dial up-external serial modem 56k) with my laptop via a crossover cable
(Host: desktop Ubuntu >> Client: laptop Ubuntu OR XP

October 10th, 2007, 03:58 AM
Ubuntu Feisty arch = i686

Hardware: KONICA-MINOLTA magicolor 2430 DL

Printer supported natively by Feisty.

Only caveat: There are TWO magicolor 2430 DL. Older one made by Minolta-QMM and newer one made by KONICA-MINOLTA.

I have KONICA-MINOLTA newer model. The native support, though is for the Minolta-QMM version.

However, the drivers installed work OK, but do as follows:

1. Install straightforward via System/Administration/Printing

2. In the case of the KONICA-MINOLTA, it wil be detected as KONICA-MINOLTA at the USB-port where it is plugged into, and of course printer is to be ready.

3. The installation will offer other models, none being for the 2430 DL. Don't choose any of those.

4. Instead, click tab to CHANGE MANUFACTURER and change it to "Minolta".

5. Under the manufacturer "Minolta" the 2430 will indeed show-up. Click on that one. Click proceed. Do not install any drivers.

6. Printer will be correctly installed.

7. Double click on resulting icon (PROPERTIES) to make it DEFAULT printer.

8. It if by default 'monochrome'. Change it to print in color, where would hereby recoomend:

9. Do not use icm files. Set it for Color Photos and Text, and Calorimet ric Intent.
Why? That's what got me the best match of color. However, verify for yourself, under the caveat that under SOME choices, the printer MIGHT NOT PRINT.

Also, a resolution of 2400 points is there, but not in the printer. Choosing THAT resolution the printer still printed. I set my resolution to 600 x 600, though, and noticed no eye differencce.

Good luck.

October 12th, 2007, 08:33 PM
MSI K9VGM-V - VIA K8M890 Chipset AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 AM2 processor

Installed using the 7.04 Alternate CD

The install detected the motherboard and all on-board components with no problems

October 16th, 2007, 09:52 AM
Hardware: Clevo M550SE basic build without wireless networking, modem, card reader or camera.
processor: x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12 Genuine Intel ~1729 Mhz DUAL
RAM: 1GB 667MHz (highest amount possible for the single slot)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies LTD 6.00, 16/08/2007
Manufacturer's web page for specs

Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 live CD kernel 15 install as dual boot with Win XP Pro - done as a comparison between each OS out-of-the-box (without proprietary drivers and without extra Ubuntu drivers).

All basics work first up, with about 30s to boot. A bios bug and a memory resource allocation error message flash by, but don't influence booting. Will probably need to be tracked down for fine video resolution later on, but it looks like there's enough memory to run all kinds of video.
Screen resolution defaults to a slightly too anamorphic 1024x768 at 61hz, ( and the resolution can't be changed with the Gnome UI) but it is a better read than the default Win XP Pro "safe"-like resolution out of the box. And even with the proprietary drivers, the Win experience is underwhelming. The Gnome desktop has just so much more clarity and reading-friendliness on these small lcds.

Battery management is as desired, with hibernation smoothly enabled in the prefs and with all function keys for screen power responding as expected. This includes default screen off with lid closing.
NOTE that the default power applet misreports the power source in the narrative balloon, even though the system prefs respond correctly. AND the screen doesn't automatically dim when battery power is chosen.
There are fewer power management options in the Win out of the box.

Audio works as a muted compromise driver for all application outputs, the mixer hasn't been tried to increase the volume of output or for recording from the inbuilt mic, nor has the spid interface been tried.
With the Win XPPr0 SP2 (up to date) out of the box, zero audio.

Optical drive plays basic discs on default apps. Of course, there aren't enough default codecs for a good range of read operations.

After applying all Ubuntu auto updates - to kernel version 16 - the installation remains stable, but with no extra fine function added so far.

The machine has been acquired as a basically un-networked book reader for a disabled user.
Ten out of ten for the functionality overall.
8 out of ten for a few fine tunings, and it looks as though Gutsy will have those answers without the user needing to do too much manual driver installation.

October 19th, 2007, 04:46 AM
Gusty 7.10 on Dell Inspiron XPS
3.4 GHz Desktop P4 with HyperThreading
Radeon 9800 videocard
Broadcom 4306 Wireless
Broadcom Ethernet Card
4x DVD+-R/RW 24x CD-RW
eraser nub mouse

Works out of the box:
Reading CD's
eraser nub
network printing

Needed work:
Wireless (took 4 hours to configure, still have to reinstall driver in ndis after reboot every time)
Sound (30 sec: PCM actually controls volume)

Have not tried:
Burning CD's or DVD's

October 20th, 2007, 11:50 AM
Ubuntu 7.10
Acer Aspire 1692 WLMI

ATI Mobility Radeon X700 64MB
80GB Hard Drive
Pentium M 1.7GHz

- Ethernet card (OK)
- wireless (OK)
screen and graphics card ( with the correct 1280*800 resolution right out of the box, installed ati drivers through repositories and worked fine , FINALLY!!!, although Urban Terror for example is slower than on XP, in Ubuntu i get ~30fps, on XP ~70fps or plus, Desktop effects works OK, I'm using XGL but there is a problem that i can't play any games if i have XGL installed.... :(
Modem (didn't tested but i think drivers are OK)
Mousepad (OK)
FN Keys (OK)
Sound (OK)


i have this problem:
it's annoying, I installed Ubuntu in Dual-Boot with XP. In older versions of Ubuntu i never had that problem... If don't i press any key it takes 2 minutes to boot (i don't see any progress bar, black screen until login screen, but if i press ctrl-alt-f1 it boots immediately


Super Nade
October 20th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Version Of Ubuntu
7.10 Gutsy x86

Type Of Hardware
Motherboard: ASUS P5K Vanilla (JMicron, ICH9R, Intel P35, Attansic LAN) BIOS 603
Video Card: x1900xtx 512 Mb (built by Sapphire, but with ATI's label on it)
RAM: Crucial Ballistix PC6400 (dunno if this is necessary)
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6550
DVD Drive: LG Lightscribe
SATA Hard Drives: Western Digital Raptor 36Gb, Maxtor 300Gb

Ethernet - o.k for x86 only. Module atl1 is BROKEN for AMD64...
Video - o.k (Compiz-Fusion)
Wireless Mouse, USB Keyboard - O.K
Detects Jump drive, SD card+adapter, Sandisk Sansa mp3 player and my Sony DSC-H2 digital camera
Logitech USB Headset - o.k after fiddling around a bit. -->http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=509598
Dual boot with WinXP on another HDD - O.K

October 21st, 2007, 07:21 PM
Ubuntu 7.10 64-bit
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 65W Windsor Core
ATI Radeon x1950 PRO 256MB PCI-E
2 x 1GB Wintec AmpX DDR2 800
Cooler Master TX2 CPU Cooler
DFI Ultra M2 Motherboard

After install I would get a black screen when I tried to boot into the OS. I found a post that showed me how to fix the problem, and i wish i remember which one it is, but alas, i do not... I fixed it by booting into recovery mode and doing this:

lower the splash screen resolution to 1024x768

sudo nano /etc/usplash.conf

edited the kernel line in the grub boot config:

sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
1) remove quiet splash and add nosplash noapic nolapic
2) add vga=791 to the end

then i made one more change before i rebooted:

sudo update-initramfs -u -k `uname -r`

Overall, though. I do like Gutsy.

October 22nd, 2007, 09:28 AM
Ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn
nVidia 6700 Go
Core 2 Duo T5500 processor
2GB RAM (upgraded)
External display functioning properly with laptop display turned off

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
Works but external display not recognized.

October 23rd, 2007, 12:25 AM
Gigabyte W551N Laptop
Gutsy runs perfect, except for the env. light-sensor, that doesn't work in Win XP either (and isn't needed). In battery lifetime gutsy kicks *** on this device. XP: 1.5h max vs. Ubuntu: 2.5+h (with compiz fusion). Can't explain why ...

October 23rd, 2007, 02:27 AM
OS: Ubuntu 7.10 64bit

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 1.8Ghz Socket 939
Motherboard: DFI LP UT NF4 Ultra-D nVidia Socket 939 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID (D452-2030)

Memory: 1GB DDR2

HDD: 160GB SATA Wester-Digital
160GB IDE Wester-Digital
250GB UBS Seagate FreeAgent
CD-Rom: Sony Dual Layer +- DVD Drive

Video: Gigabyte GForce 6600 128MB PCIe
22" Widescreen LCD 1680 x 1050

Dual Boot (works great)
Ubuntu 7.10 64bit
Windows XP SP2

So far so good, almost. The USB drive is partitioned with a swap and two fat partitions. (incase I want to install an OS on it) On the second partition there is a backup folder that has all 90GB of my saved media. That is the only folder I can't access in ubuntu. Windows can read it alright.
$ ls -la
total 48
drwx------ 5 sean root 16384 1969-12-31 19:00 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 304 2007-10-21 17:55 ..
?--------- ? ? ? ? ? backup
drwx------ 2 sean root 16384 2007-10-16 17:40 progs
drwx------ 4 sean root 16384 2007-10-12 22:28 System Volume Information

Also had some trouble with the install, same problem with 7.04. It would boot the live CD, start the install. Hit about 70%, installing locales and it would hang without fail. I finally found some help on here, sorry I can't find the original post.
They suggested pressing Esc at the live CD prompt, pressing ok. then typing:
live acpi = off
The system installed without crashing until I rebooted.
I had to edit the first line of the grub boot loader and added
acpi = off
as the second last line.

I use the system for playing/streaming media, hosting my Django powered website and everything else I need a computer for.

October 23rd, 2007, 06:34 AM
Ubuntu version:
Kubuntu 7.10 'Gutsy Gibbon'

Motherboard: Asus P5B-E (Integrated ICH8 sound chip and Ethernet)
CPU: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 GHz
Memory: Kingmax 2x512 DDRAM2 Dual-Channel
Hard-Disk: Maxtor 160GB, 7200 RPM, 2MB Cache, IDE Interface
Video: Gigabyte GeForce FX 7600GS, 256 RAM
CD-RW Asus
DVD-RW LG, SATA Interface
TV-Tunner Leadtek WinFast TV2000 XP Deluxe

Processor works, internet works, video card works, burning CDs and DVDs works, tv-tunner works. Sound works, however it seems to me like the maximum level is only at about 60% than it should be, but this probably is a problem which I can repair.

October 25th, 2007, 03:01 PM
Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 (Ver. 2.0)
Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz quad core / 8mb cache
4x1gb OCZ pc800 ddr2
4x gigabit nics (marvell chip - onboard)
Nvidia 6600GT 256mb pci-e (don't remember brand, but doesnt matter really)
Soundblaster Audigy 2zs
Plextor 32x cdr
Sony 16x dvdr
Seagate 80gb boot + 500gb secondary hdd's
2x Dell 2007FP 20" lcd monitors @ 1600x1200 (3200x1200 res desktop in X)

bootcharted to a 36sec startup

This install started as a 6.06 but I have upgraded it to 7.10 through apt-get over the past couple months. It was actually in a Dell E521 pc with the same parts as above except the mobo / cpu / ram, but I just plugged it into this new system and it booted right up. No complaints, and the ONLY thing I had to fix was the time. works perfectly.

The only thing that I don't know works is the onboard soundcard (cmedia?) as I haven't tried it. It probably will though.


What did you do to get the Soundblaster Audigy 2zs working in 7.10?

October 25th, 2007, 09:45 PM
Pentium III - Coppermine
384 Mb Ram
HD Samsung 80Gb
Video ATI Rage Mobility M3 - With Default Ati Driver and no DRI Acceleration
Synaptic Touchpad
LCD 15 Pol
Wireless Card Dlink DWL-G630

The Laptop is fully working, except for the 3D acceleration, but this is a problem well known with the Mach64 Ati driver. The Wireless networks is now suporting WPA Keys and the roaming mode is supperb!

The machine is not a hurricane, but is fast even using Gnome.

October 27th, 2007, 06:19 PM
CPU: AMD Duron XP, 1600 MHz (12 x 133)
Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-7VM400AMF (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN, IEEE-1394)
Chipset: VIA VT8378A UniChrome KM400A
BIOS Type: Award Modular (04/21/04)
System Memory: 256 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)

AGP: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 (128 MB)
Monitor: LG Flatron ez T710BH [17" CRT] (141934608)

Sound Card: Realtek ALC655 @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

IDE Cotroller: VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
2x Maxtor 6Y080L0 (80 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
CD-RW: TEAC CD-W552G (52x/32x/52x CD-RW)

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon with all the updates.
Everything works just perefectly!

November 7th, 2007, 02:50 AM
1. Ubuntu Desktop 7.10
2. Belkin Shutdown Software (http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?lid=en&pid=F6C120-UNV&aid=5398&scid=2) (Bulldog UPS (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=76) Controller and Drivers)
3. Belkin (http://www.belkin.com/)
4. F6C120-UNV (http://www.belkin.com/support/product/?lid=en&pid=F6C120-UNV&scid=2) 1200VA battery backup.

I used the install CD and simply unpacked and ran
sudo ./install
It was written and tested on Red Hat 8 & 9 but I had no problems what-so-ever. The install was terminal only but very simple. Control of the UPS is available through the terminal through easy to use scripts. A GUI is also available and is well done.
At least Belkin understand to write its drivers in Linux if it is to make sever related hardware! <wink wink> (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=603967):mad:

November 7th, 2007, 06:30 PM
Netgear WG311T 802.11G 108Mbps wireless ethernet card
works flawlessly with all Ubuntu distros. Just push it in the PCI slot, no software config required at all.

ZyDas 802.11G 54Mbps wireless dongle
this is unbranded but the chip is a ZyDas
ZyDas doesn't exist now but they did supply a Linux driver and the card works flawlessly if it's plugged in during install but I can't make it work otherwise. (dapper/feisty).

November 8th, 2007, 03:47 PM
Home made Desktop:

Asus A7N8X-X
Sempron 2800+
1,3G DDR
Nvidia 5900XT
Netgear WG311v2 WiFi G

Works well with compiz effects, WIFI OK with ndiswrapper+WICD

ASUS P5B DeluXe WiFi Ed
Core 2 duo 6600
2Go DDR2
160G Maxtor IDE
Nvidia 7600GT

Works fine also for compiz

November 11th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Type: PS2-Keyboard, Laptop-Style
Brand: Sansun
Model: SN-113
(as sold in Germany, I paid 5 Euros)

I use this keyboard since two weeks but only today discovered that the multimedia-keys do work out of the box!
Volume up/down/mute, featuring nice Head-Up-Display on Screen
Email (Evolution)
Browser (Firefox)
File Search Dialog

This is amazing! :cool:
Many thanks to the Ubuntu-Developers: Great Job!

3D-Desktop-Effects work on my Nvidia Geforce 5800 just by selecting it the visual effects in the system settings option.

So long

November 12th, 2007, 05:17 AM
HP C4385 PhotoSmart Printer

FYI, I've been running Ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop for a couple weeks now. I needed to be print some things so I went to Best Buy and purchased a HP C4385 PhotoSmart Printer. I went through the setup, plugged the USB into my laptop and Ubuntu recognized it and automatically installed the HP C4200 Foomatic driver. I printed my stuff immediately and it worked flawlessly. Pretty cool. I haven't tried the scanner yet. I think that might be a bit more challenging.

November 13th, 2007, 10:24 AM
Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy
Color Laser Printer
HL 4070CDW

Worked perfect out of the box - literally. I plugged in the USB (even though the instructions for Mac & Windows say to install their software first) and after about 30 seconds Gutsy recognized the printer and I got to test it out. It couldn't find the specific PPD file even though it was on a CD loaded and mounted in my CD drive, but it worked with the generic PPD driver just fine. Since I had the specific driver provided by Brother, I went ahead and installed it when prompted by Gutsy to replace the generic one. All is well. Now I have to try to install this thing for XP........

November 13th, 2007, 03:34 PM
Is the link to the list down, dead or gone? I get an error everytime I try to access the list....All I want to know is which of the ATI video cards are supported under Ubuntu 7.10. I want to upgrade from the onboard Intel 950 graphics. I'm new to Ubuntu so I'm still feeling my way around.
Thanks for any help you guys/gals can give me.

Asus P5GZ-MX Mobo
E2140 cpu
1 gig Buffalo ram
2 160 gig WD eide drives
Samsung Sata Dvd burner

November 13th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon with all updates as of today

Intel P4 Northwood overclocked 30%
XFX GeForce 6800XT overclocked ~45%
Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum with all faceplate connections working as well as full surround sound! remote does not work(no driver)
ASUS P1 Phys-x Card causes no issues
NEC 16x DVD-R/W reads and writes fine
2x 1GB Corsair RAM (cant remember model numbers)
40GB partition on SATA drive for Ubuntu
210GB NTFS Partition for Media
20GB IDE drive for WinXP MCE
80GB IDE drive for Games + Progs
120GB External USB 2.0 for more Media
Sony Ericsson w810i syncs fine with Ubuntu also
Razer Copperhead Mouse works with 7 of 9 buttons functional (attempted to enable last 2, screwed up order of buttons)
Razer Tarrantula Keyboard works. Macro keys not functioning since no driver support. USB1.1 ports on keyboard work, as do Headphone and Mic jacks.

I'll update if i think of anything else or If someone wants/needs more info

November 15th, 2007, 10:39 AM
* Version Of Ubuntu
Gutsy Gibbon

* Type Of Hardware
Samsung Monitor with ATI graphics card

* Hardware Maker / Model
Samsung Syncmaster 2032BW with ATI Radeon HD2400 Pro

* Issue That Had To Be Resolved
With the Vesa driver, widescreen modes are not available. Once the ATI proprietary driver is correctly installed, the screen can operate correctly in widescreen nodes. I had to do the driver installation manually (the APT installation was unsuccessful)

See manual installation of ATI driver (http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Gutsy_Installation_Guide#Method_2:_Install_ the_8.42.3_Driver_Manually) for the procedure that worked for me.

Rick :)

November 16th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Runing Ubuntu 7.10 x64 on Lenovo 3000 V100 (Intel chip set)

wirless, touch pad, usb, sound, microphone most of the hotkeys are working.

November 17th, 2007, 04:40 AM
Home built for a project - PowerMac G4 replacement
Ubuntu 7.10
Tyan Tiger i7501 motherboard
Dual 1.8 gHz Xeon processors (604)
1 GB Micron memory
Adaptec AHA-2940UW Card
Seagate Barracuda 181gb SCSI160 drive
ATI Radon 9250 PCI card (128Mb)
Adaptec AU 3020A USB/Firewire

System "screams." Much faster than the XP box I have, blows the G4 10.4 out of the water.
No problems loading OS, easy to connect to network, printers and scanner.
Very Very stable - and VERY fast.

With case, etc. spent less than $300.00 - all parts were new or NOS.

Michael Baker
Leaving Leopard behind!!!!

November 19th, 2007, 09:04 PM
Dell XPS M1330 Laptop


Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (2.0 GHz, 4 MB cache)
160 GB 7200 RPM Seagate harddisk
Intel 4965 AGN WiFi adapter
nVidia 8400M GS video card (128 MB video memory)
WLED screen (1280 x 800)
Built-in VGA webcam (640 x 480)

Installing Ubuntu 7.10 went without any problem on this laptop. After installation I got a notice to enable the restricted driver for the video card; after doing this and rebooting again, Compiz desktop effects work. All hardware including wireless networking and the webcam work out of the box.

There is only one thing that does not work: the internal microphone. This is a known bug: bug #147682 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/dell/+bug/147682).
*edit*: I see that there is a fix available for the internal microphone. I installed it and now it works.

November 20th, 2007, 03:46 PM
* Version Of Ubuntu

* Type Of Hardware
Samsung Monitor with ATI graphics card

* Hardware Maker / Model
Samsung Syncmaster 757NF with ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

* Issue That Had To Be Resolved
My Monitor is not supported, i can's see him in the monitor list, can't put refresh rate higher than 85 hz (i need 100hz,and yes in windows all works perfect) That's the only reason i don't use ubuntu for the moment. tried everything.

November 23rd, 2007, 01:01 PM
Ubuntu Ver: Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
Hardware: HP All in one Printer 'Photosmart C4280'
Maker: Hewlett Packard
Comment: Print, Copy, Scan worked out of the box

November 23rd, 2007, 03:08 PM
Desktop PC Specs:

OS: Ubuntu 7.10
Intel Pentium 4 (3.4GHz, 2 MB cache,HyperThreading)
200 GB 7200 RPM Seagate harddisk
Chronos Bluetooth
ATI Radeon X300 video card (128 MB video memory)
ACER AL507 15" LCD monitor

No problem after install. Problems occurs after installing GFX Card driver from restricted driver. After booting, the screen is blank(black). Same problem on my laptop :

OS: Ubuntu 7.10
Intel Pentium 4 mobile (2.0Ghz)
nVidia GeForce 4Go (128MB)

[Sorry with my english. (Maap aken kulo ne'e ono salah kata)]

November 24th, 2007, 11:24 AM
toshiba a100 00n
works out of the box with gutsy
grahics card (intel) and atheros wireless chipset
hibernate works also

November 26th, 2007, 12:56 AM
Hello, everybody! I'm the newbie. I have experience in using linux. I've tried OpenSuse 10.2, Mandrive Spring 2007, Ubuntu 7.04, and latest Ubuntu 7.10. It was seem everything okay. But was not with the sound. My computer is mute! Here's my Audio details from my Control Panel (Windows):

Wearness speaker
Legacy Audio Drivers, status working properly
media control devices


Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Devices, driver was from Microsoft, version 5.1.2535.0

thank you so much for your help. God Bless all of You :)

November 26th, 2007, 12:59 AM
whew, Indonesian Linuxer Too : )

November 27th, 2007, 08:40 AM
Ubuntu... It just works... really!!!

I am so happy i decided to go Linux...

I honestly had no idea it would be this easy...

My specs : -

AMD Athlon X2 4000

Asus M2N-E

Asus EN8500GT

D-Link DWL-G510


Everything worked perfectly out of the box... It was super!

So cool !!! I want to buy this mainboard. Thank you !!!! :)

November 28th, 2007, 12:15 AM
Ubuntu 6.10
ECS n-Force 4m-a Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
EVGA Nvidia Geforce 7300
WD Caviar 320GB IDE
WD Caviar 80GB IDE
Dell OEM CD/DVD Burner
MSI CD Burner
Netgear WG311 v3 using ndiswrapper 1.4
Gateway EV700 CRT Screen (Sucks)

November 29th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Recent build:
GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128034)motherboard. Likes LInux no problems.
MSI Video card NX7300LE-TD works great. Mobo has 4GB of ram. Desktop effects no problem.
Lite-On DVD IDE Model LH-20A1P-186 - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106050) works well with Ubuntu.
Rosewill RCR-102 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Black Card Reader (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820223073)Works Fine.
Rosewill RM800P Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel PS/2 Wired Optical Mouse - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826193001)
all these worked well with Ubuntu 7.10. I only used a single SATA hard drive. Got Questions PM me.

December 8th, 2007, 06:26 AM
My desktop as of now:

DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra
Opteron 165
X1950XT (the usual Compiz issues)
Audigy 2ZS (had to switch out my X-Fi:( )
Seagate Barracuda SATAII 160GB
Samsung SH-S183L
Airlink AWLL3055 WLAN adapter*

* works with WPA out of the box but kernel module caps speeds at 36Mbps. Ndiswrapper works better.

December 9th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Edubuntu 7.10 works out of the box

I think these computers are 8 years old (1999 vintage)

Intel SE440BX2 Motherboard Revision 17 BIOS / P3 850Mhz / 500Mhz / 450Mhz processors / 512 MB PC100 SDRAM on each computer
various sized IDE hard drives - 20 - 120GBs - no CD-ROM drives (just used 1 drive between the systems to install the intial system onto each computer)
nVidia FX 5200 video cards
Linksys LNE100TX cards

only needed the restricted reponsitory for the nVidla drivers

got a small 16 computer Edubuntu network running with a single HP2500 Color LaserJet Ethernet (using JetDirect) network printer all with Internet Access

They run much better under Edubuntu than they did under Win2000 and I was very much surprised how easy and fast it was to set up. (Compared to getting all of them working under Windows, then installing Office onto each one.)

December 9th, 2007, 09:54 PM
Just got a new printer (one that actually works with Linux). HP 5610 AIO. Works out of the box. Scanning did not seem to work with the normal hpijs driver, but it does with hplip. Works fine as a network printer too. The printer itself is small but a bit noisy (compared to my old monster of a Lexmark).

December 11th, 2007, 10:51 PM
Ubuntu 7.10

The logitech usb premium notebook headset works out of the box. I use it for Skype and the only thing I changed was the audio device settings within skype.

December 12th, 2007, 06:46 AM
Just got a Logitech MX 5000 Laser package for my birthday. . . wireless keyboard and mouse. So far everything works great!!

Plugged in the bluetooth dongle, installed batteries in the keyboard, charged up the mouse and it all works. Press the e-mail button, and Evolution pops up. The media sliders on the side all work. I'm sure I will soon figure out how to program all of the other keys on the keyboard.

So far, I'm very happy with this package.

Oh yeah,

Ubuntu 7.10
Gateway P4
1GB Ram
Nvidia 6200
250 & 80 GB HD

December 12th, 2007, 11:24 PM
The hardware in my signature (below) works fine. Ubuntu 7.10 (32-bit) suprisingly sees the motherboards onboard RAID mirror transparently. I didn't have to configure anything. I am booting from a 3rd IDE drive though, which might be why it was so easy.

December 17th, 2007, 03:27 AM
Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)
Brother HL-5240 Laser Printer
Works flawlessly with no configuration required. Plugged in USB 2.0 cable, logged in, printer was immediately available. Prints fast and quality is very good.

December 18th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Ubuntu 7.0 Gutsy Gibbon

Just assemble this PC about 3 days ago. Everything run smoothly out of the box

Intel Desktop Board D945GCPE Motherboard [ Build in V + S + L ]
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
Seagate 160GB SATA II
Kingston 1GB 667MHz DDR2
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 - Media Center Kit
Sony Internal Multi Card Reader
Samsung 20x DVDRW - IDE
Samsung SyncMaster 732N Plus
Samsung Pleomax Keyboard & Mouse
Altec Lansing BXR1120

This is a total Ubuntu Workstation. Ubuntu Installation is way too easy and real fast...
Booting up and shutdown is fast too!
Now, I'm using this box to surf internet, photo editing, video authoring, TV recording, programming and enjoy the tasty juice of Ubuntu... I'm damn satisfied with this!! I've already forget Microsoft Windows and will stick with this great OS... Thanks All people who make this happen!! :) Cheers!!!

December 24th, 2007, 11:37 AM
1)Ubuntu 7.10
2)Notebook-x86 Intel Core 2 Duo ,Santa Rosa Chipset,Nvidia 8400GeForce Graphic Card,1440x900 Ultrasharp Display,1gb RAM,120gb sata drive
3)Hardware Maker - Dell
4)Hardware Model - Inspiron 1420N

1)Use the alternate cd( instead of the usual one) to install the OS.99% out of the box.
2)Install the package CHEESE to get webcam running
3)Download the restricted drivers
4)Download the compiz manager from the reps.

Unresolved issues:The only problem I am facing currently is the microphone or audo recording.Inspiron 1420N has issues with this and even Dell has acknowledged it and working on fixing this problem.

December 29th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Please Only List
1)Version Of Ubuntu
2)Type Of Hardware
3)Hardware Maker
4)Hardware Model

ubuntu 7.10
biostar tforce 520
asus silent en7300gt
1 gig buffalo budget ram
amd x2 4000+

booted up and ran perfectly out of the box. no drivers need for ethernet or sound. graphics card worked great with restricetd drivers

December 30th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Please Only List
1)Version Of Ubuntu
2)Type Of Hardware
3)Hardware Maker
4)Hardware Model

1) v7.10
2) Motherboard
4) AM2NF3-VSTA (running with a single core AMD Athlon)

Comments: onboard sound works with ALSA if you set the card to number "1" and not "0" in your .asoundrc file . Restricted video driver for ATI AGP video card causes re-boots. nb. manual says that you cannot use this motherboard with ATI video cards if you run a dual core Athlon processor, then only runs NVIDIA AGP cards..

January 1st, 2008, 04:05 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: 7.10 Gutsy
2)Type Of Hardware: Desktop Computer
3)Hardware Maker: hp
4)Hardware Model: a1719n (specs available (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00841356&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&query=a1719n&product=3347765))


The installer may select the intel driver for the integrated graphics, be sure to use the i810 driver instead. The change can be easily done using:

gksu displayconfig-gtk

The tested computer came with a Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem, the Dell driver can be used:
Dialup users should have the deb file readily available before installing Ubuntu for a painless configuration.

January 2nd, 2008, 11:49 AM
1)Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy
2)Notebook-x86 Intel Core 2 Duo ,Santa Rosa Chipset,Nvidia 8400M GS GeForce Graphic Card,1280x800 ,1gb RAM,160gb sata drive, AES2501 fingerprint reader, HP webcam
3)Hardware Maker - HP
4)Hardware Model - Pavilion DV2530ER

January 2nd, 2008, 11:55 AM
1) Gutsy [7.10] (I didn't try any other)
2) The main parts of my Acer Aspire 7220 are working but I still have to configure some others :

The video card is a geforce 7000M

Make sure the restricted driver is installed (nvidia-glx-new)
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Open Restricted Drivers Manager and enable the nVidia driver.
reboot and it should be OKWireless (Atheros AR9006EG lspci id : 168c : 001c)

mkdir /tmp/wifi
cd /tmp/wifi
wget http://snapshots.madwifi.org/special/madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
tar -xvzf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
cd madwifi...
sudo make install

Sound card
Download : linux-backports-modules
And edit this file : /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
To add the following line :
options snd-hda-intel model=acer

My next step is the webcam : Acer Crystal Eye Webcam (recognized but doesn't seem to work)
And then bluetooth (not tested), memory card reader (not tested neither)...

January 4th, 2008, 01:10 AM
ubuntu 7.10 / dual boot XP
3Gig intel Core 2 duo
ASUS P5K 1394 Mothre Board - 2Gb DDR2 677 kinston ram kit
GIGABYTE Ge 8600 gts - dual DVI - 2 x asus VW192t monitors

Install to dual boot went easily -
dual monitor with nVidia restricted drivers and nvidia-settings - was simple
dumped firefox and thunderbird data to new install
all seems to work well - impressed with ease of dual monitor install

January 4th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Ubuntu 7.10/dual boot with WinXP Pro
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ CPU
Foxconn NF4UK8AC Motherboard with on-board audio
Seagate 300 8Mb cache SATA2 160Gb Hard drive
Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard
Liteon DRW6S160P DVD/CD Rewriter
Asus GeForce 7600GS 256Mb PCIe Display adapter
APC 620 Smart UPS
WP-RT2561T wireless PCI LAN adapter

Installed OS without any major problems. Only item not recognised is APC Smart UPS which is connected to COM1. Had trouble with wireless card authentication (WPA-PSK), but may have been due to problems with signal strength.

January 6th, 2008, 06:05 AM
Ubuntu 7.10 64bit
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (upgraded from original Sempron 3400), 2GB RAM, 80G IDE disk, Lightscribe DVD burner
Presario SR1915AN (Asus A8M2N-LA M/B, Compaq name: NodusM3-GL8E)

Worked right away with integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE graphics & chipset, install needs to be kicked off with "safe mode" graphics to fit on screen correctly before Restricted driver is installed.

Audio worked ok, occasional video freeze up on boot seems to be better after recent BIOS update to V3.10.

System runs Vmware server with Ubuntu 32bit VM, Kubuntu 64bit VM & Windows XP Home VM (from original install on PC).

January 6th, 2008, 10:22 PM
Ubuntu 7.10.
All in one Printer, Scanner, Copier
Hardware Maker - Hewlett Packard
Hard Model - Deskjet F390

January 10th, 2008, 02:46 PM
1) Ubuntu version: Ubuntu 7.10
2) Type Of Hardware: Laptop (Intel Celeron Mobile M530, 1GB DDR2 667MHz, 80GB SATA, Intel GMA X3100 Graphics)
3) Hardware Maker: Novatech
4) Hardware Model: Sorar

Jeff Rage
January 12th, 2008, 11:46 PM
I can't find the coptability list on www.doc.gwos.org . Is there a new link for it?

January 13th, 2008, 08:49 PM
1) Ubuntu version: XUbuntu 6.06
2) Type Of Hardware: IBM X20 laptop. PIII 600Mhz, 3xx Megs ram
3) Hardware Maker: IBM
4) Hardware Model: 2662-35U
Sound is a little iffy after resume. Hibernate and suspend work well.

Other : D-Link Wireless card, WNA-1330 selected for ATH0 support

big dizzle
January 14th, 2008, 08:08 AM
Ubuntu 7.10 64-bit
Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 65W Windsor Core
ATI Radeon x1950 PRO 256MB PCI-E
2 x 1GB Wintec AmpX DDR2 800
Cooler Master TX2 CPU Cooler
DFI Ultra M2 Motherboard

After install I would get a black screen when I tried to boot into the OS. I found a post that showed me how to fix the problem, and i wish i remember which one it is, but alas, i do not... I fixed it by booting into recovery mode and doing this:

lower the splash screen resolution to 1024x768

sudo nano /etc/usplash.conf

edited the kernel line in the grub boot config:

sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
1) remove quiet splash and add nosplash noapic nolapic
2) add vga=791 to the end

then i made one more change before i rebooted:

sudo update-initramfs -u -k `uname -r`

Overall, though. I do like Gutsy.

I have the same problem when I try to activate the ATI drivers for my ATI Radeon x1600 pro, do you think that this could have been the same problem you were having?

January 19th, 2008, 01:11 AM
Ubuntu version 7.10
Motherboard : Gigabyte
Processor : intel 1.7 celeron
Ram : Kingston PC3200 128Mb x2

i need lan driver << Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC >>

January 20th, 2008, 12:25 AM
Try typing the following command in a terminal:

xgamma -gamma 0.75

If that doesn't work you need to install xgamma from the repos.

I have posted my own solution here on setting it up:


P.S. Always use the latest distro ... Gutsy or Hardy.

January 25th, 2008, 02:32 PM
1) 7.10, 64-bit
2) mainboard, CPU, GPU
3) ASUS, Nvidia, AMD
4)ASUS K8N-VM, (Nvidia 6100 graphics (integrated), AMD Turion/64 ML-37 CPU

This is a cool and quiet configuration. The only problem is the driver for Nvidia's GPU. The screen flickers every time the CPU speed changes.

January 25th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Toshiba Satellite Pro 2100 - 512 Mb RAM 30 Gb HD
Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 1.90GHz
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller
82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller
82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (proprietary driver)
NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go] (with VESA driver)
Am 1771 MBW [Alchemy] Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Wifi (NOT WORKING)

Ubuntu 7.10 working perfectly
Help needed with NVIDIA driver and Wifi

January 25th, 2008, 05:50 PM
MSI MegaBook L720
Processor & Cache: Intel® Celeron® M processor 2MB L2 Cache, FSB 533 MHz
Chipsets: Intel® 915GM + ICH6-M Chipset
System Memory: 1.5 GB DDR333 SO-DIMM
Display: 17" WXGA+ Glare Type with Brightness controlled by K/B hot-keys
Graphics & Video Module: Intel 915GM(Sharing system memory)
Audio: Sound Blaster compatible
Optical Drive: DVD-Dual Layer
Communication Port:
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Modem Module
Built-in 802.11b/g WLAN card
Built-in Bluetooth(Optional)
Card Reader: 4-in-1 Card Reader, SD/MS/MMC/MS Pro

I/O Port:
-Graphics Card Output (15-pin, D-Sub) x 1
-USB2.0 Port x 3
-IEEE 1394 Port x 1
-Mic-in Port x 1
-RJ11 Port x 1
-RJ45 Port x 1
-Headphone out/ SPDIF out x 1
-TV-Out x 1 (S-Video)
PC Cards Slot:
-PCMCIA 2.1 Compliant, Type II x 1
-PCI Express Card x 1

Everything works under Gutsy!

January 27th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Version Of Ubuntu: 7.10
Type Of Hardware: Laptop
Hardware Maker: Sony
Hardware Model: PCG-K33

Everything detected and working off a clean install; however, this particular laptop contains the Radeon IGP 345m video chipset which is still not fully supported so there is no Accelerated 3D.

January 30th, 2008, 01:59 AM
I had a surprise when Gutsy auto recognised a USB audio card, which i bought to try and get my windows-busted laptop sound working.
Please Only List
1)Version Of Ubuntu- 7.10
2)Type Of Hardware- USB Audio out
3)Hardware Maker- Turtle Beach
4)Hardware Model- Micro Audioadvantage (the black one)

It wouldn't work untill I changed some settings in the audio, to usb out.
We don't need no steenkin' drivers!!!!

Also my printers loaded up automatically- HP D1320 and Epson CX1500v

January 30th, 2008, 06:41 PM
I have loaded UBUNTU 7.10 on to my COMPAQ ARMADA E500 Laptop.
Had to load in SAFE GRAPHICS MODE.
All keys work.
Mouse Pad & Buttons work
USB works
Ethernet works
CD Drive works
Floppy Drive Works

Have not tried anything else yet.
Also hope this is okay as NEW to LINUX. :)

January 30th, 2008, 10:25 PM
ubuntu 6.10 up to 7.10
HP pavillion laptop dv2200 cto
amd turion 2 Ghz
nvidia 6150 go
broadcom 4310 wireless card
soundmax hd audio

6.10 worked alright, Feisty worked well, and Gutsy works awesomely.
upon clean install gutsy automatically installs correct video card driver, no messing with xorg.conf required. it also installs sound card perfectly, so that the control buttons for volume work and the headphones jack turns off the speakers when its hot plugged.
the wireless is a bit tricky. i have to uninstall network-manager-gnome which is the network applet that tells you what network youre on, and lets you change networks with the gui on the taskbar. this is no big deal to me becuase theres another different applet you can put on the taskbar that tells you the same thing, and you can change your networks manually by doing
sudo network-admin

i love ubuntu!

January 31st, 2008, 11:09 AM
I have Ubuntu 7.10 Gusty

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+/5000+ Black Edition
RAM: 2x1 GB DDR2-800 Dl-Ch OCZ Reaper HPC
GPU: ATi Sapphire HD 2600 XT
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA 2 @ IDE Controller from BIOS
WLAN Adaptor: Edimax (Based on RaLink RT61 "RT2600 Chip") 7128G

Able to boot the kernel but the Display Server always falls just after completing the boot and starting the OS, that happened after upgrading the BIOS to the 16xx series.

Ubuntu 7.04 worked after the upgrade but with problems, at least no problems with DisplayServer, LTS Version also worked to me, but it's old!
The problem is with all the Debian-Based Linux, but not with Debian itself!!

February 1st, 2008, 03:16 AM
(K)Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10
ECS GF7100PVT-M3 (Purchased 2008/01/28 at Fryes)
500 GB Seagate PATA-100 hd
2GB Memory
NVidia nForce 630i/GF7100 on board video/lan/sound

Install works fine.
Boots, you can see Kubunut loading screen, the it goes away and text mode comes back. NVidia graphics driver problem. Used Envy, installed "latest", boots into Gui, now no sound. Reboot, no more gui. Have to use Envy each time i boot. No good. Going back to store for an Intel board.

February 2nd, 2008, 03:14 AM
Hi all.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy amd64 release

Toshiba L40-14f
CPU Intel® Core Duo T2310 1.46Ghz
RAM 1024Mb
VIDEO Intel X3100 128Mb
DVD-RW, built-in modem, sound, wifi.

Out-of-the-box: almost all except compiz and wlan.

Please pay attention that my video adapter is officially blacklisted by compiz developers - you may have it to work with some magic, but there will be no ability for video playback with 3d desktop enabled (I can't get it work).

Internet threads says that wlan works as usual, nevertheless I can't get it work properly still (the problem is in my arms, I'm afraid ') I hope that the solution for Intel X3100 Graphics chipset will be available soon...

Also there are some problems with ACPI (attempts of suspend and hibernation modes causes system hang-ups from time to time)

February 2nd, 2008, 12:46 PM
Acer Travelmate 803Lci laptop installed with Win XP and then Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon 32 bit.
Acer comes with built in wifi, bluetooth, sound on board, built in ATI Radeon 9000 and in based on the Intel Centrino 959 chipset.
Installed Ubuntu with manual partitioning as only way to use two operating systems.
Dual boot works fine.
Complained that battery was faulty or old (still using original).
No other problems noted

February 3rd, 2008, 03:40 AM
Brother MFC665CW networked Multi-function machine in Gutsy i386 and AMD64.
It was easy to set up in the 32 bit version of Gutsy. I followed the instructions in the Brother website,http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/index.html

I had to read the FAQ's for the setup in 64-bit version (am a newbie in Ubuntu but a guru in Dos/Windows).

February 4th, 2008, 03:45 AM
Linux version: Ubuntu 7.10
Hardware: Dell Inspiron 7000
Ram: 313.3Mb
CPU: Pentium 2 300MHz
Only problems with installation:
Linksys wireless card required Broadcom 43xx restricted Drivers. Took a while for me to work that out and I can't use a configured connection (must use an open wireless connection without encryption)
CD/DVD ROM not reading DVDs, I am working on that now. If there are any suggestions about the Toshiba SD-C2102 I'd appreciate it. It will read CD's.

February 4th, 2008, 04:31 AM
Just changed from SUSE to UBUNTU 7.10! The right decision!
Had SUSE since 9.0 (10.3 is now), but since 9.2 it gets more and more redmond!

Asus A7N8X rev 2.0
AMD Athlon XP Mobile CPU (1800MHZ real @ 2400MHz real)
2 x 512 MB PC3200 Siemens DDR
2 x 300GB Samsung IDE HD
Club 3D NVIDIA 6200 VGA card
Siemens 19" CRT MCM 1902
Canon S520 (no driver --> runs as S500)
Brother HL 1050
Hama Keyboard (all Mutimedia Extra Keys work !!!!!!)
Benq DW 1620 DVD-Baker

Full Enhanced 3D desktop, cube and so on; everything perfekt!
Need to find out, how to enable 6CH surround sound, 2CH perfekt.

February 5th, 2008, 01:19 AM
Ubuntu 7.10

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 rev 2.1
Intel E6750
2x1G Kingston Value RAM (KVR800D2N5K2)
200GB Western Digital IDE HDD (WDC WD20 00JB-00K)
160gb Seagate IDE HDD (ST316002)
Gigabyte 8600GT 512MB GDDR2 (NX86T512H)
LG SATA DVD Burner (GH20NS10)

Had problems with the DVD Burner not able to read some DVDs. Same DVDs read fine in Windows XP.
Have a weird problem with the 200GB WD HDD where windows fails to install if the HDD has multiple partitions. Sometimes it won't load into the windows first part of setup. Sometimes I get through that and then get disk read errors or ntloader not found once rebooting after setup files have been copied to the HD. I managed to install Windows by removing all the partitions.
Need to get me some SATA HDD's when I gets money.

February 7th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Hi folks - a bit of positive feedback.

I just bought a Samsung Colour Laser Printer CLP-350N. (the N suffix indicates that it has a network connection port)

Setup on Ubuntu (7.10 Gutsy) was easy as a postscript printer

1- plug printer into my router
2- add printer in admin-->printing
3- printer found on network
4- install printer using PPD file on disk supplied (smc350.ppd)
job done. seems to produce perfect prints from Firefox, GIMP, Openoffice etc

there is also a proprietry linux driver on the disk, but I didn't bother with this

Only one complaint - doesn't come with either a USB lead or a RJ45 network lead - I had a spare one but it would be very annoying if I hadn't!

Very very relieved that my post here wasn't a cry for help!!!

Take it steady folks


February 9th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Xubuntu 7.10
Digital Camera

recognised as mass storage device
no installation needed =D> well done Xubuntu

February 11th, 2008, 02:12 PM
Ubuntu 7.04

HP Deskjet 3550 USB printer

1) Connect your printer.

2) Install driver via 'sudo apt-get install hplip'.

3) GO to System > Printing. Let it your printer, then select it from the list.

4) Test it with the HP-Toolbox by typing hp-toolbox at the shell prompt.

5) Also try printing a page form something some other program.

If you need more information, refer to this tutoial

Happy printing.



February 14th, 2008, 10:17 AM
Works out of the box
Ubuntu 7.10

I will post the rest of my hardware later

February 18th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Two Brother HL2030 laser printers (monochrome) using Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper, each on a 2.8GHz PC.

I bought one printer about a year ago for the first PC and found it so easy to instal and it worked so well that I have bought the same model printer for a second PC. The HL2030 is 16 pages per minute, 8MB memory, 2400 x 600 dpi and connects via USB 2 cable.

I have just bought the second one from Amazon UK for £60.85 plus VAT (and a USB cable at £2.55 plus VAT). [Make sure you are buying direct from Amazon and you can use "Supersaver" to get free delivery in the UK.]

I downloaded drivers from the Brother Linux printer driver pages. Instal the LPR driver first from:
The method is here:

Then the CUPS driver from:
The method is here:

Check in Systems | Administration | Printing to make sure the printer is shown.

Connect the printer to the power and switch on. Connect the USB cable to the PC, then to the printer. Press the "Go" button on the printer to print a test page

Happy printing! :)

thanks man

February 21st, 2008, 05:05 AM
Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)
External Hard Drive
FreeAgent Go 160 GB

Comes formatted as NTFS, but can easily be changed to ext3 with GParted or similar tools. Actual capacity is about 6 or 7 GBs less than 160 due to the way memory is calculated (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte#Consumer_confusion). Also comes with preloaded software, incompatible with Linux, which can be easily erased from the drive.

I've heard several people complain about power issues with the USB ports, but so far I have not experienced this. With just one USB cord plugged in, I backed up my 26 GB home folder with no problems.

February 23rd, 2008, 09:53 PM
HP Deskjet D1360
Works out of the box (HP Lib)
Ubuntu 7.10

March 1st, 2008, 04:29 AM
Ubuntu 7.10 AMD64/i386
Opteron 1212 Dual Core socket AM2 (CPU is recognized as such in both i386 and 64 bit).
Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 with nVidia MC61P single chipset solution (6150SE/430 integrated graphics).
Samsung Spinpoint SATA II
Amigo AME-CA95 56Kbps External V.92 DATA/FAX/TAM RS232 serial modem.

Everything works flawlessly on install with both AMD64 and i386.

Olympus D-545 ZOOM digital camera.
Creative NX Ultra webcam.

Both work out of the box.

DM was on fire!
March 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS (will probably upgrade in a little bit)
I'm unaware of my other hardware, but my new nVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 4000 video card works out of the box...and after the problems I had with an ATI Radeon 7000, I'm very happy to get a new video card.

However, StepMania (http://www.stepmania.com) crashes for unknown reasons. It loads, and then just shuts off. :\ I'll yak at the folks there and see if they know a fix for it.

March 9th, 2008, 01:43 AM
Newbie to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy

Laptop 17" Screen
Intel T7250 Dual Core, 2GHz
3 GB Memory, Dual 160GB HD
NVidia 8600 GS video card 512MB

Installed OK, wireless works, no sound though, will work on this:)

March 9th, 2008, 11:50 AM
I have Xubuntu 6.06.1 [Dapper Drake] installed on an IBM Thinkpad 600E having 300MHz Intel P2, 192 MB RAM and 6.4 GB HDD.
The builtin track point works perfectly but the PS/2 mouse doesn't work at all.
That same mouse used to work on Zenwalk, Ubuntu 7.10.
Can anyone please help.

March 17th, 2008, 12:31 AM
Ubuntu 7.10 on Toshiba Satellite A200-1SX
Core2Duo 2.2GHz / 2Gb RAM

All works well except card reader, the external speakers have to be controlled independently of the headphone jack, the multimedia buttons, the dual mode touch pad has only normal mode and the Antheros Wifi only stays connected if the connection doesn't go idle

March 20th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10
Fujitsu Siemens Computers - Amilo Pa1538

What Works:
- Battery/AC Power
- Dual Core Processor
- NVIDIA G-Force Go 7400 (Works in 16bit colors without drivers, 32bit-512Mb when installed)
- CD/DVD burning (never tried DVD-RAM)
- Volume +/-/mute; WiFi On/Off and [Fn] buttons
- Connection to an external TV and LCD works (only when configured with "NVIDIA Settings Manager"; "Screen and Graphics" always messes up with the resolutions, but my Ubuntu is offline, so not updated)
- USB connections
- Card Reader (5 in 1)
- Speakers
- Mic/Input

What works (external devices)
- HardDrive 1TB SATA/USB2
- Pinnacle DVB-T Device (330e using driver from Video4Linux em28xx)
- Bluetooth pen disk
- PS3 SixAxis Joystick
- ThunderPad Joystick (no vibration/rumble)
- Logitech Racing Wheel (no vibration/rumble)
- USB-Keyboard+Mouse
- HP Deskjet 2450 Color Printer

What I didn't tried yet:
- SPDIF 5.1 Audio
- Firewire Connections

All this works except the Brightness +/- button (I use F9 in Compiz-Fusion to change brightness)
(that's all)

March 21st, 2008, 03:35 PM
I have acer 5720,
Intel core 2 Dou T5250
Intel Media acceleator X3100


every thing is working fine expect integrated acer crystal eye web cam.

March 22nd, 2008, 03:45 AM
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 4400+
Motherboard: ASUS M2N-MX SE
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce6100 / nForce430
Memory: 2GB ddr2 800 (dual channel)

Ubuntu 7.10, 7.04, 5.10 (32-bit and 64-bit alike) and openSUSE 10.3 didn't work.

In the versions of 32-bit ubuntu says:
MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to 10-APIC
Kernel Panic-not syncing:
IOAPIC +timer doesn't work!
Boot with apic=debug and send report. Then try booting with the 'noapic' option.

Please help. :cry:

March 22nd, 2008, 04:18 PM
Version of ubuntu: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Type of hardware: HP Laptop Pavilion Entretainement DV 6629ca
Intel Centrino 2 Duo core, 2gb ram, 250 hd, dvd w/ ligthscribe cap ..

I have installed [fresh install] Gutsy 7.10 in my computer. Since the instalation, about a month or so ago, i had constant problems with internet connection freezing, system unstable, sound never worked, grafic effects worked once then, died. as for hardware related, everything else but the sound, worked just fine. (webcam, usb's (3), wireless, network jack, memory slots, eireless mouse "microsoft", dvd writer,)HP scanner.
Ubuntu 0.08LTS
Day one [Mar 21-2008]
>>> just downloaded the 8.04 LTS and im runing from a Live CD. So far only the microhpone is not working. The sound came back to live! and work just fine.(still testing!!)
Ive installed in a 7GB partition and still have Gutsy 7.10 [dual boot linux,linux!!]
>> Ive just tryed the hardware testing applic. and it frozed in "Mouse testing part".
>> I have one CPU at 100% @ all times alternating with the other one @ 30% during the first test!(in gutsy 7.10 ive never saw my CPU's @ 100%!)
>> Memory @ 30% always!
im keeping opening aplic. so far; gedit, gimp, system monitor, file browsrer, office writer, office spread sheet, mozzila Firefox, hardware testing,
Switched to desktops, no problems so far!
The web cam is working with Ekiga.
The ear jacks are working perfect [both]
so far just the mic is not working.
System has never frozen yet, no metter what ive done so far.

March 23rd, 2008, 12:05 AM
System Number One

Processor: AMD Sempron 2400+
Motherboard: Foxconn Winfast K7S741GXMG-6L
Chipset: SiS 741GX + 963L
Memory:512 mb ddr 266
Hard Drive: Western Digital WDC WD800BB-00FJ (80 gb IDE)
Video Card: ATI AIW Radeon AIW Pro (tV not working)
Ubuntu Version: 7.10 for PC Everything works except for TV-IN and OUt capabilities.

System Number Two
Dell Dimension 3100
Processor: Pentium 4 HT 3.06 ghz @ 533 mhz FSB EM64T (64 bit emulation) (Socket 775)
Motherboard Chipset: Intel 915G
Video: Onboard Intel 915GL
Hard Drive:Samsung 160JJ SATA
DVD Drive: DVD-RW ND-3570A
Ubuntu Version: 7.10 64 Bit Edition ... Runs well except for a few hang-ups on Flash player

System Number Three
Hewlett Packard Pavilion a1020n 519j
Processor: Pentium 4 3.06 ghz @ 533 mhz FSB (Socket 775)
Motherboard: Asus PTGD-LA Goldfish3-GL8E
Video: Onboard 915GL
Hard Drive: Seagate 200 gb SATA
DVD Drive: HP DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe
CD Drive: Asus 48x CDROM
Ubuntu Version: 7.10 for PC ... runs exceptionally well

All three aforementioned computers run their new Operating systems quite well, except for the Dell having hang-ups with flash on Mozilla Firefox. Other then that ... absolutely no complaints :) (Edit Will be re-installing Ubuntu for PC on Dimension 3100)

March 23rd, 2008, 09:24 AM
1) Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
2) Digital Concepts 21-in-1 Card Reader/Writer
3) Sakar
4) CR-70R, V506

All I had to do was plug in the USB cable, and this thing worked like a charm. I was quite pleasantly surprised. You do not see a desktop icon when you plug in the device, unless there is a memory card already inserted into the card reader -- but this seems to make sense to me.

March 23rd, 2008, 11:10 AM
IBM T41 Laptop (no bluetooth or native wi-fi)

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
Intel Pentium M 1600
Radeon Mobility 7500
Synaptic trackpoint

Everything worked at install including sound. Yet to try the mic, but the external sound is fine.

Did need to update totem to play DVD's.

March 23rd, 2008, 03:26 PM
Recently installed Unbuntu 7.10 on an older machine of mine with no problems at all.

Gigabyte GA-7ZXE, via KT133a chipset
AMD XP 1800+
768mb Micron PC133 ram
Hitachi 80g IDE hd
Gigabye AGP 4/8x video card GV-R925128DE Radeon9250
Netgear GA311 nic

Not the fastest ride on the block, but everything works.

March 25th, 2008, 02:35 AM
1) 7.10 (gutsy)
2) Sound
3) Edirol/Roland
4) UA-700

This is USB sound capture hardware. Capture from microphone and guitar works great and panel effects work. MIDI also works. Effects work in both standard and advanced mode. have not tested patches. Please read owners manual for exceptions.

March 26th, 2008, 01:23 AM
Version of Ubuntu: 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
Laptop, Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386
Motherboard/Chipset/Graphics: ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Memory: 2 x 1GB Samsung
Hard Drive: Toshiba ATA 80GB
Internet: Atheros 5006EG Wireless B/G, RTL8139
Display: Laptop Display 15.4" 1280x800
Optical Drive: TSST (Toshiba) 8x Superdrive. (DVD/RW)
Audio: Realtek High Definition Onboard.

Wireless seems to go of an off, but it seems to be my router's problem. Haven't tested the PCMCIA slot and VGA or S-Video ports yet. Nor have I tried the DVD burner.

March 31st, 2008, 12:32 AM
Desktop system:

Ubuntu 7.10 (gutsy) and Ubuntu studio 7.10 (gutsy) works...
Motherboard: PCCHIPS with VIA chipsets ...AGP VERSION....Cant remember model... sorry
CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.0ghz
Video card: AGP Nvidia GeForce 7800gs BFG version 256mb
Sound Card: Turtlebeach Rivera 7.1.... SPDIF DOES NOT WORK!Analog does
Mouse: Logitech G5

April 1st, 2008, 09:13 PM
Ubuntu 7.10 [aka] Gutsy Gibbon on a

Laptop Acer Aspire 1604LC with
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
1 giga Ram
40 Giga HD
Cpu Intel P4 2800 MHz

PCMCIA, Keyboard, MousePad, USB, Ethernet, CD/Dvd Drive, Sound, Floppy Drive, Compiz - all Working out the box

Boot as to have "pci=noacpi noapic" as options.

Boot was very long, corrected with changing the usplash screen size.[Solved]

PCMCIA wireless cards have some bug that are corrected with "pci=noacpi" on boot as option.[Solved]

On boot there is an error corrected with "noapic" on boot as option.[Solved]

No video/movie display due to Hardware bug on the ATI wich ACER never corrected with a BIOS update
So the only video/movie compatible drivers are the Catalyst 4.1 (the ones on their site) or below,
anything over that wont show video/movies. (if anyone know some linux drivers based on cat4.1 let me know :p )

Hybernate / Suspende Dont work.

Cant Detect The CPU Temperature Sensor to show on Screen.

Not tested yet:

Microphone and Audio Recording.
Printing and Scanning.


April 2nd, 2008, 09:26 AM
Dell Inspiron 2600

Ubuntu 8.04 Beta

Bios: A08 *this is important
Intel Celeron 1.2 GHZ
Video/Display Intel 82830 CGC Must be configured as i810 in xorg.conf
384MB Ram

Netgear 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511 v2 using original windows drivers installed through ndiswrapper
Canon ZR830 DV Camera using Firewire IEEE1394a Cardbus and RAW1394 from the repository.

This was a bit taxing being relatively green to Linux. I had a hard time finding the proper info in one place to get Ubuntu to show from behind the blank screen. Once I put it all together it took no time at all.

*if you need to downgrade your BIOS you'll need a windows machine then download the driver from ftp://ftp.dell.com/bios/I2600A08.exe , create a boot floppy per instructions provided by the .exe when executed. You can also create a bootable CD that wll emulate your A:/ drive by downloading an .ISO image and using Nero to burn it. Get that here (http://www.bay-wolf.com/flashbios.htm). It should be noted that flashing your BIOS can be tricky so caution should be used in doing so.If you have a floppy handy use that. It's a lot easier.

Info regarding xorg.conf can be found here (http://www.apfrod.com/works/2008/03/15/ubuntu_8_04_hardy_heron_on_dell_inspiron_2600).

April 4th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Ubuntu v7.10

HP / Compaq 8510p Laptop
Radeon 2600HD Video Card
Intel Gb Internal NIC
WiFi (Broadcom?) - using driver: iwl4965
Dual booting with WinXP SP1
HP Colour LaserJet 4650dn works 100% over the network (haven't tried local printing).
USB tested with a small USB drive - works perfectly.

What worked:
Basic installation went without issue.
My NTFS Partition (WinXP) was easily and safely resized. I left it so that the WinXP/Bootloader wasn't overwritten (Grub went directly onto the partition, not the MBR).
Gb NIC works.
Wifi works (see note)
Sound works.
DVD/CD Player works
Bluetooth Works (see note)
Graphics Work (2d, no hw acceleration or 3d)

What I had problems with:
Sound works fine but not recording. Haven't looked at this yet, so it may be something simple.

Neither Suspend nor Hibernate appear to work. However, I haven't looked at this in depth and it also may be because I'm dual booting?

Problems with the Radeon 2600 HD video card.
This is the single biggest problem I'm having with Ubuntu on this particular laptop. I just can't seem to get the 3d drivers from ATI (or OpenSource equivalents) to work. There are so many forum threads and lots of people saying that they've solved their problem, but either the solutions are quite specific to some hardware (and therefore don't work for me) or I'm just doing something dumb.
The initial problems I had were that my laptop seemed stuck in 1280x1024 (compared to my normal 1680x1050) and I couldn't get the desktop to use some of the better 'Visual Effects' (it was stuck on 'None')
The resolution problem was solved by going into 'System | Administration | Screen and Graphics' and changing the model from 'plug-n-play' to 'LCD Panel 1680x1050'. I still can't get that actual resolution, but I can now get up to 1400x1050. I'm guessing that the resolution (no pun intended) to this problem is the video driver - when I get the correct driver installed, I'll have all the features including the highest resolution that my screen can do.
Essentially, the things I've tried are to select a new graphics card manually (Screen and Graphics), choosing by model, selecting various ATI Radeon options, trying both 'opensource' and 'proprietary'. Either nothing happens or I get an error and, upon logging back in, it's reset itself to the default (Vesa - Generic VESA-compliant video driver).
I've also downloaded the driver from ATI, followed the instructions and the package then created the Debian/Ubuntu 7.1 specific packages. I installed them (and that seemed to go ok) but no change - I'm still stuck with the VESA driver. I get this feeling from some forum posts that I need to remove some of the fglrx (what is that?) drivers, but Synaptic sees all the dependencies and it suggests that I have to uninstall Gnome and X to remove it all (which kind of defeats the purpose??).

Some problems that I had because I'm a noob:
Screen Brightness on Battery - I couldn't get the screen to stay 'bright' when on battery. I right-clicked on the battery icon and selected preferences. The tabs (AC, Battery, General) are familiar to people from Windows. There is a slider on the AC page that says display brightness and it's all the way to 100%. I clicked on the Battery tab, looked for a similar slide bar and saw that it was set to 75% (or something). I slid the bar to 100% because I wanted it to be 100% (just like the AC setting), but it didn't make the screen any brighter. Why? On the AC tab, the slider relates to brightness (100% = max), but on the battery tab, the slider actually means "what %'age should I dim the screen, when on battery". *If* I'd read the text rather than making an assumption, I wouldn't have got it wrong - so I made a mistake. However, having similar sliders acting in different ways is counter-intuitive and there's no real reason for it. It's a bit like having a sentence in a book with double negatives; it can be read correctly and it can make sense, but it does complicate the sentence and adds little value.... I got it wrong (1st and foremost) but the app could be more intuitive.

Wifi - Booted up the laptop without Wifi enabled, and logged in. I wanted to see if Wifi worked, even if the hardware wasn't enabled when Linux was booting - and it did. I clicked on the network icon (top right), selected my wifi network, entered the passkey and it connected perfectly. Next time I rebooted, I got an error about the Gnome Keyring manager - "Enter password for default keyring to unlock. The application nm-applet wants access to the default keyring, but it is locked.". I tried my user password and the root password, but had no joy. I didn't (don't) yet know what the keyring manager is, but assume it's some sort of Password / SSO DB. After giving up on that prompt (had to click 'Deny'), I had to manually enter the Wifi key again. And enter it again each time I rebooted... The fix was to click on the Network Icon (top right), select Manual and then, in the Wireless Connection section, Select 'Enable Roaming mode', select my Wifi network from the drop down box, enter the passkey, select DHCP and then click OK. The passkey is now remembered. Clearly, this is what I should have done, but when I wasn't connected to any network, I got a nice easy to understand list of possible networks and clicking on 'my' one and entering the passkey seemed to be the obvious way to connect (it was easy). Perhaps there should be a 'remember passkey' option? I'm not sure how this is going to work when I'm in a different location and do want to make an ad-hoc connection to another WiFi provider...

Bluetooth appears to work. My phone sees my laptop. However, as Bluetooth on my phone is a bit cranky (with everything) I haven't actually tested transferring files etc.

Rather than clog up this thread, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, if they are mailed to me (ubuntu [at] lennington.co.uk) then I'll just edit this post and add in the comments.

Also, if I make any progress myself (miracles may happen) then I'll obviously update this post as well.

April 8th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)

Ahtlon 64 3000+
Motherboard Abit NF8
Chaintech GeForce 5500
Samsung Syncmaster 940B

Works perfectly al around.

king gary
April 9th, 2008, 05:06 AM
i need to know if my parts will work ubuntu 7.10i've searched the forums
thermaltake tr2 w007ruc psu
kingston 2gb ddr2 667mhz
evga e-7050 matx mobo
logitech r-20
motorola sbg900
netgear rangemax wireless router
thermaltake max orb
western digital my book 500gb

April 13th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Ubuntu 8.04 Beta
Acer Aspire 5520-5912 Laptop running Vista Home Premium on primary partition.
AMD Athalon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor, 2GB memory, 160GB HD, NVIDIA GeForce 7000M graphics

Installed 8.04 beta on secondary partition without issue and all functions have worked so far. The graphics card was recognized and installed ok without having to manually search for drivers. All updates have loaded and installed ok.

I have been a Ubuntu user on my work desktop and my laptop since the 5.0x days, and was disapointed when I got my new laptop and I couldn't get 7.10 to install due to problems with the graphics card not being recognized. :( Since I couldn't get the current version to load, I gave the new beta a try, and have been very happy with the results. :)

Bravo Zulu to the Developers for enabling 1000s of pieces of new hardware to work with my favorite operating system. :KS

April 13th, 2008, 12:04 PM
I run 7.10 on a X1250 using the restricted driver, it works fine.

April 13th, 2008, 12:18 PM
HTPC using Abit integrated motherboard

Abit F-I90HD with
Core Duo E6420 dual core 2.3GHz
ATI X1250 graphics with HDMI
Realtek ALC885 sound
Realtek RTL8110 Gbit Ethernet
Silverstone HTPC case with iMon VFD and iPad remote

1 x 160GB Maxtor SATA (OS)
3 x 500GB Seagate SATA (logical volume)

Mythbuntu 8.04 (Ubuntu 8.04, Gnome, MythTV 2.1)

Video and audio working over HDMI - restricted driver working

Restricted video driver goes straight to silly line rate in 7.10, intall without it then enable afterwards.
Have to install patch for lirc to use remote pad.
[Fixed] Installed default card selector to enable HDMI audio

April 13th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Ubuntu 7.10

Toshiba A200 Laptop

Mostely everything Worked 'out of the box' but wireless didn't. It can be eaily fixed through ndiswrapper.
Graphics is blacklisted but can be taken off and video playback works aswell (have to change some settings)

Sound works...Basically everything works :)

And a great laptop!

April 14th, 2008, 09:52 AM
hi newb here...

have done a little with RHL before, but just recenlty got Ubuntu

HP-Compaq Presarion V6000 (V6450ee)
Dual Boot Windows Vista HP (pre-installed 1st) with Ubuntu 7.10
CPU: Intel Core Duo T2450 2.0GHz
Graphics: Intel 945
Sound Card: Intel 8281G with Conexant sound chip
NIC: Intel PRO 3945 (restricted driver but works great)

So far so good, even with limited Linux knowledge... :guitar:

April 14th, 2008, 11:32 PM
Just installed Ubuntu.
Celeron 366
256 Ram (maxed out)
30GB Hd
Wireless was the trick. Hawking Technologies HWC54G (ti chipset)

1. Install from add/remove programs, "windows wireless drivers"
2. Copy driver files to a folder the program can see.
3. Insert card.
4. Start program, it should see the card.
5. Copy driver files to a folder the program can see.
6. Find driver files from program.
7. Set up network manually from program, roaming doesn't work.
8. Reboot with card out.
9. After restart, insert card, wait a few seconds the green activity light will flash with activity.
10. You are ready to go with some really slow internet access. old computer.
11. The net work icon in the top panel will not indicate any type of activity or signal strength.

for some reason the machine will not boot with the card in, no problem just leave it out, boot then put it in and start browsing.

Hope this helps, I don't know how to code and can't understand it, learning disability, so I have to find other ways to get these things to work with Linux.

April 15th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Xubuntu 7.10 AMD64
Asus ASUS M2N32-SLI DELUXE with built-in Wireless
AMD Athlon X2 6000+
4x 1G Corsair PC2-6400 CL4 RAM (4-4-4-12)
1x Seagate ST 3320620AS Seagate SATAII/300 320GB
1x Samsung HD160JJ S-ATA II 160GB 7200, 8 MB Cache, NCQ
(Asus) Nvidia 7300 GS Graphics card
using nvidia driver 169.12

Ubuntu 7.10 AMD64
ASUS M2NPV-VM, S.AM2 NVIDIA Nforce6150+430, mATX (on-board graphics)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
1x Hitachi 80GB S-ATA2 8MB
2GB DDR2 PC-533 Kingston Kit (KVR533D2N4K2/2G)
using nv driver

No hardware problems on either of these two machines (except the nvidia drivers are a little erratic - still not happy with overall graphics performance. nv is very stable for me (when glx isn't required)). Ethernet on both fine. Wireless on box 1 worked straight off, but drops connection once in a while - haven't worked out why yet...

Ubuntu 7.10 AMD64 / Mac OSX Leopard (dual-boot)
Apple Macbook (White 2.2GHz - late 2007)

installed fine, ethernet, graphics, video (iSight), all out-of-the-box...but;
no sound
no wireless
no trackpad extras (multi-finger/tapping)
no brighness control
suspend to RAM works fine, but screen is almost black on restore (and no brightness settings!) so the X server needs to be restarted, which kinda defeats the point of suspend...
what works runs well and useable as a dual-boot (useful enough for me to persist!), but until the many driver issues are sorted, definitely not a hardware I would recommend as a primary Ubuntu machine.

April 17th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Ubuntu 7.10
HP 530 laptop
Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz ║ 2*512 DDR2 PC2-5300 (333 MHz) Samsung ║ PRO/Wireless 3945ABG ║ 82801G High Definition Audio Controller

But the wired nic don´t work, only work the wireless.

Intel Corporation 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller Mobile (rev 01)

If anybody can help me please contact me...


April 26th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
PC Pentium 4 HT @ 2.8Ghz 512MB DDR Pc3200
Dell Dimension 8300
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9550 256MB
Sound: SoundBlaster Audigy 2
Wireless Microsoft Keyboard + Mouse with multimedia functions working.

Works like a charm, COMPIZ FINALLY WORKS WITH ATI RADEON, without moving anything at all; just downloaded CCSM and that's it, new effects are sweet btw.

April 29th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Ubuntu 8.04
IBM ThinkPad R40e
BlueNEXT BN-WD54G Wireless USB Adapter

Very much a Linux newbie I was extremely pleased when this adapter worked straight out of the box. Just plugged it in, the wireless network nm-applet loaded, choose my home wireless network and away we go.

One note: I have only tried this with an unsecured wireless network connection. Not tested with WEP or WPA

April 30th, 2008, 04:31 AM
1) Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Release Version)
2) Lenovo ThinkPad T61
3) IBM/Lenovo
4) Model 6460

All hardware detected and works perfectly:
Intel Core2Duo 2.0Ghz
Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/n (iwl4965 driver)
Seagate Barracuda 160gb 5400rpm sata300
Nvidia Quadro NVS 140 M
(Using proprietary drivers - Installer picked it up and installed everything for me - great job.)
ThinkPad lights and buttons all get picked up and work great.
(Exception: The wireless light does not function.)
DVD+-RW DL drive works perfectly in Hotbay.
Extra battery in Hotbay works fine.

Switching from spare battery in hotbay to DVD drive works ok. The OS picks up the switch and works fine. Switching from DVD drive to battery locks up the laptop - everytime without fail.

April 30th, 2008, 10:38 AM
1) Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Release Version)
2) HP Pavillion
3) HP
4) DV9540EB

- LiveCD and initial install give you some very ugly colors. Screen resolution looks ok. Restricted Driver Manager picks up the Nvidia GeForce GPU and proposes to use the drivers. After reboot, screen and colors work perfect. Compiz ok.
- Mousepad/keyboard are ok. Special keys for sound work fine.
- bluetooth, Wired and Wireless are fine out of the box.
- All HP indication lights seem to work fine.

No extensive testing yet.

May 1st, 2008, 09:04 PM
Hi, ASUS A8N5X motherboard, AMD 4800 2.4 MgHz processor, 2G memory, 2 Samsung writemonster CD/DVD w/ laserscribe, Flash memory SD card reader/writer, NVIDIA 6600 video card, onboard LAN, onboard audio, Samsung CLP-300 color laser printer all work fine in Ubuntu 64bit version. I haven't figured out how to get 4 speaker operation yet, but in stereo fine. :guitar:

May 1st, 2008, 10:07 PM
Ubuntu 8.04 Alternate CD
Asus A8V-VM mainboard
Radeon X300 PCIE graphic card
Samsung DVD writemaster
Gigabyte AirCruiser G Desktop Adapter GN-WP01GS (wireless card)
HP1740 LCD monitor

forgot to mention all USB devices ok including my PEAK scalable R/W multi card reader
just found out my wireless is only running at 1Mb/s with the rt61pci driver in HH i
have used ndiswrapper and my driver disk to set it back up, works @54Mb/s now.
All worked out of the box


May 2nd, 2008, 02:30 AM
1) Ubuntu 8.04 LTS x86_64
2) Lenovo ThinkPad T61p
3) Lenovo
4) Model: 6459

Processor: Intel Core2Duo 2.5Ghz (T9300)
Wireless: Intel 4965AGN 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
HDD: Hitachi Travelstar 160gb 7200rpm SATA
Memory: 1x2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 667Mhz PC5300
Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M (256MB) (Using proprietary drivers - EnvyNG did a good job ;))
OpticalDr: DVD+-RW RAM DL drive works perfectly.

ThinkPad lights and buttons work well (got the wireless light working after reading this (https://bugs.launchpad.net/linux/+bug/176090))
I was not able to get suspend and hibernate to work (this was possible in Ubuntu 7.10).

May 2nd, 2008, 04:54 AM
Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) LTS Desktop Version, 32bit.

Toshiba Satellite Pro 105A
Video: ATI RC410 (Radeon Xpress 200M)
Audio: SB4x0 HD Audio Controller (rev 01)
Wireless: Atheros AR2413 (rev 01)
Wired: Realtek RTL-8139/8139c/8139c+ (rev 10)

The great news is everything works without ANY tweaking, right out of the box. The bad news: upgrading didn't work, it had to be a clean install. Using 7.10, neither wireless nor audio worked; Thanks for some great work!

May 2nd, 2008, 03:28 PM
Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) LTS, 64bit, with generic kernel.


Dell Precision Workstation T3400
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
One SATA drive, no RAID
nvidia Quadro FX 570
SoundBlaster Live 5.1

All installed and worked without problems. I did install the binary nvidia driver 169.12 from nvidia's site, in place of the package from the repositories, because the latter caused "pink or yellow shadows" in compix (a problem reported elsewhere). With the nvidia installer, 3D works well.

May 3rd, 2008, 06:28 AM
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


HP 1330n Media Center
Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4Ghz, 939 socket
ATI Raedon Xpress 200
3GB PC 3200 RAM
AC97 Audio
Realtek 810L 10/100
Epson 925 printer

Install went very easy but had a few small problems. Needed restricted ATI driver to get fglx working. Installed Ubuntu Studio on top and needed to change input and output devices in Jack from default to hw:0,0 ATI IXP AC97 to get MIDI working.

Got most of the effects in Compiz Fusion working but no cube, so a little dissapointed about that. Tried Envy but no help.

Overall I am very satisfied and glad to be back using Linux again after so many years. Far easier than Linux 1.2 I can tell you that.

May 3rd, 2008, 03:42 PM
1)Ubuntu 8.04
4)Inspiron 2650 (with Nvidia Geforce 2 Go 8MB graphics)

Everything seems to work okay -- volume, touchpad (though you need to add the "SHMConfig" line to xorg.conf), though video seems to be dithering, as if it's only showing up in 16-bit instead of 24 (32?) like it used to under 7.10. No compiz, either, since it seems to be using the opensource "nv" drivers.

May 4th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy)
ASUS M51Sn Laptop
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz
4bg Ram (only 3 in use due to 32bit os)
GeForce 9500M GS with 512 MB

Everything worked out of the box except for some special function buttons and sound. The wrong model in "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base" was selected by default. Details here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=753679

May 5th, 2008, 11:40 AM
I Use: Ubuntu Hardy Heron
Fujistu Siemens
Scaleo Pi2668 (3GB intern)
Works fine and out of the box!:)

May 5th, 2008, 12:23 PM
ThinkPad R61e 7650DNG NG1DNUK
Intel® Core 2 Duo T8100 2GB
Graphics X3100
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Ubuntu 8.04

All works right out of the box, nothing extra required.

May 5th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Dell Latitude D820
Ubuntu 7.10 - Gutsy
Gnome 2.20

Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
160 GB SATA Laptop Drive (multi-boot with XP Pro SP2)

nVidia GeForce 7400 (worked after download of driver)

Intel Pro 3945 Wireless -worked out of the box!
BroadCom BCM5752 Ethernet - Worked out of the box!

Intel 82801G Audio Controller - Alsa

Bluetooth works
Multiple media reader worked/recognized my SD Cards
Printer - HP PSC500 (old and reliable) worked
Scanner - Epson 4490 Perfection - worked after adding package from sane
Samba - networks with other XP and Linux here.

I have all the functions of: Network/internet, Printing/scanning, interop with my other computers... !!! What can I say, it works! All of it worked very well!

May 8th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Motherboard: MSI P6N SLI (works fine with Gutsy Gibbon and Hardy Heron)
VGA: nVidia 7600GT (works fine with Gutsy Gibbon and Hardy Heron, compiz-fusion works perfect but sometimes visual effects change to none and I have to change them back to extra)

May 9th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Installed 8.04 via WUBU (dunno if this effects my current problem but let's keep moving along)

Mobo:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3l rev 2.0
CPU:E6750 - OK
RAM: 4gb - OK
Sound: Main concern... Doesn't work right off the bat
GPU: Nvidia 8600 gt - due to sound issues, didn't try yet, but it said restricted driver, didn't install/test yet, but i bet it works.

So sound card is an integrated with mobo. Too lazy to figure it out since i just ran a mile and half. research it at work tomorrow or something (feel free to fix it for me LOL)

May 9th, 2008, 05:28 AM
Ubtunu 8.04LTS

Lenovo N100 Laptop
Dual Core Pentium (1.6Ghz)
Everything works perfect, just need to enable the restricted drivers for the wireless.

May 9th, 2008, 02:18 PM
HP Compaq nx7400 Laptop
intel centrino core Due T2500 - 2GHz - 2MB Cash
VGA card intel GMA 950
Hardy ubuntu + kubuntu
wired internet is ok
wireless still need some adjustement to work.( in Gutsy work out of the box)

May 10th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Total custom build:

Asus P5N-E SLI
4 gig Patriot 64 bit (2 gig per stick) DDR 2 800 mhz memory
Intel E6750 CPU
XFX 6800 GT (256 meg DDR 3 version)
Seagate 320 gig Sata 2 HD (currently Windows only drive, That'll change)
Seagate 80 gig ATA drive (set as master on primary channel has Grub and Ubuntu on it)
HP C-5140 all in one printer
HP DVD 1040i burner with lightscribe
Lite on DVD burner
Microsoft 6000 series chordless keyboard and mouse (some custom features do not work, such as keyboard zoom and scroll wheel side switches, haven't tried all the gadgets, but home and back/forward buttons work all important features work fine)
Logitec LX7 chordless mouse
Maxtor one touch4 500 gig external hard drive (USB)
Lynksis generation 1 cable modem hooked up with eternet

Absolutely flawless, worked perfect with 7.10 (32 bit) and firing on all cylinders with 8.04. It is stable and positively flys with 8.04 (32 bit). Works just as impresivly with XP Pro 64 bit. Will add 8.04 64 bit to afformentioned XP drive in the near future. Good combination of parts.

Mark Shuman

May 12th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Aspire 1680

Everything worked Out of box, even the media keys.

May 13th, 2008, 01:05 AM
1.) Hardy Heron 8.04

2.) DFI Infinity NF UltraII-M2 Motherboard. NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra chipset, w/ the AMD2 socket.

3.) DFI

4.) UltraII-M2

jw how to make the sound better, and how to load the sound drivers and maybe that would work? lmk.

May 13th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Notebook Dell Latitude D505 - Ubuntu Version 8.04

1. WLAN -> Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG : Works out-of-the-box. Driver name "ipw2200".

2. Graphics card -> Intel 855-Chipset. Works out-of-the-box. Without the following modification in xorg.conf, the X-server, when using the "intel"-driver, repeatedly crashes after logging out :

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel"
Busid "PCI:0:2:0"
Driver "intel"
Option "AccelMethod" "exa"
Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"
Option "ExaNoComposite" "true"
Option "ForceEnablePipeA" "true"
Option "FramebufferCompression" "on"
Option "Tiling" "on"

The "i810"-driver needs the package "i915-resolution" to support the native resolution "1400x1050" of my notebook.

3. Soundcard -> See above chipset. Works out-of-the-box.

4. Bluetooth -> Dell Truemobile 300. Works out-of-the-box. One important tip : Turn on the bluetooth-radio under Windows (Blue light must be on!). Otherwise the dongle does not work correctly under Hardy (The radio is turned off and no connection is possible).

5. Suspend and Hibernate : Suspend works out-of-the box. No changes are needed. Hibernate fails for me, but because i don't use it, i never tried to fix it.

6. Misc :

- Downgrade BIOS-Version to A09. All above versions (A10 and A11) will corrupt the display under X11.

- Append "hpet=force" to kernel-line in /boot/grub/menu.lst to enable HPET (High Precision Event Timers). This will increase battery life and decrease heat output significantly.

May 16th, 2008, 08:44 AM
1)Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04
2)Acer Aspire 1640 WLMi

I listed this computer before with Gutsy. I wanted to re-list it because Suspend and Hibernate now work flawlessly. I am no longer jealous of my Mac using friends.

Thanks to all who have been working on these issues for laptop users...your hard work is paying off.

Judge P
May 17th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Dell inspiron 1525 laptop, 8.04 Hardy Heron, HP Photosmart C5180 printer scanner, Belkin wirless G router & wirless G print-server

Laptop came pre-installed with 7.04 Gusty Gibbon from Dell, well done Dell, all worked ok. Upgraded to 8.04 & lost sound this link fixed problem http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_8.04/Issues/No_Sound
Set usb printer up as C5100 printing & scanning ok, set wirless printing using AppSocket port 9100 all ok. Life is good!

May 18th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Custom build

Using Ubuntu 8.04

Athlon X2 3800+
Asus A8N-SLI
2x OCZ 512MB DDR2
250MB WD Caviar HDD
Asus EN7300GT Graphics with NVidia 3D drivers
LG DVD Writer
Mitsumi 7-in-1 Card Reader
Antec P-150 Case
Samsung SyncMaster 931bw Monitor
Logitech Cordless Wave KB & Mouse with Keytouch for special keys

All works great out of the box including all features of the A8N-SLI (audio, LAN, etc) no extra configuration needed

May 18th, 2008, 11:19 PM
Dell M1730

2.2GHz Core 2 Duo
2 x GeForce 8700GT (SLI-on-a-card config)
Aegia physics PPU
Logitech G15 compatible LCD display

Tested with Ubuntu 7.10, Kubuntu 8.04 + KDE4 and Ubuntu 8.04.

7.10 works flawlessly. Only untested devices are the G15 compatible LCD, built-in webcam and SPDIF audio.

8.04 Kubuntu = network not working via either wired or wireless. Failed to pick up DHCP and failed to transfer data with static IP.

8.04 Ubuntu = wireless network will pick up an IP via DHCP but fails to transfer data. Wireless activity indicator LED fails to light. Network manager fails to hold 'WPA2' setting, reverts to 'WPA' every time. Possibly the reason the link fails.

May 19th, 2008, 12:02 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu - Hardy 8.04

2)Type Of Hardware - Webcam

3)Hardware Maker - Vimicro

4)Hardware Model - C-91C

This is a product made in China. It works well with Windows XP as well as Ubuntu 8.04.

The web site is www.vimicro.com

I could not get it to work at all with Ubuuntu 7.10.

May 19th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Hardy 8.04 Ubuntu installed on new Desktop computer from Novatech UK (purchased with no operating system) The mainboard uses integrated on board audio:

Ubuntu 8.04 gives sound out from front jack but NOT from rear panel. Microphones front and back seem not working.

Motherboard believed to be
MSI P6NGM-FD motherboard
uses motherboard Intel MCP73V Chipset MicroATX for smart audio jack sensing.

Ubuntu 8.04 gives sound out from front jack but not from rear panel. This is believed to be lack of driver for (jack sensing)
High Definition 7.1 Azalia Audio
• Audio codec Realtek 888
• Compliance with Azalia 1.0 spec
• Flexible 7.1 Ch. audio with jack sensing

command lspci gives line:
NVIDIA MCP73 high definition audio

the computer is

MSI mainboard believed to be P6NGM Latest Drivers download offers:
(there are some drivers but only windows drivers found here)

realtek offers
which includes a linux driver
HD Audio Codec Driver
Linux driver (2.4 or 2.6) 5.03 2008/5/15 4951k
which I tried to use, but I do not know what I am doing mostly and I screwed up, sorry, so I dont know if they might work.

BUG #231926 refers

My immediate solution is to use a separate PCI audio card, and not make use of the on board facility.

May 19th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Toshiba A200
Installation works flawlessly.
Now hibernate works and sleep also...
Little problem with overhead projector. I shall work on it when I'm not busy. Maybe a flaw of the Nvidia driver.
My headphone doesn't shut the sound when I plug it. I am trying to connect a Motorola S9 bluetooth headphone.:(

May 23rd, 2008, 10:31 PM
Hi, I have submitted this as an "Ask Slashdot" question. Not sure if it will be published. I use Ubuntu, so I thought this may be also good to ask here.

All the hardware I am using works with Linux. None of it comes with "Linux compatible" stamp on it. The information on compatibility has to be looked up on message boards or specialized web sites.
Why the vendors are afraid of confirming the compatibility?

I have heard that vendors do not want to confirm that their hardware works with Linux because they do not see it economical to offer Linux support line. Linux users market is still too small and the OS is too fractured. Well, if the hardware does work with Linux, why not state it and just let users know, that they may not count with customer support yet? This would be a great help for Linux users already.

I can imagine the main problem here is to legally exclude support while stating compatibility. Wouldn't it be a high time for Linux community to set up a framework legalese to lower the barriers for the vendors?

I am sure this is related to this thread but may still be off-topic. I have not found a suitable forum yet. Should it be deleted, could you please advise per personal message where to post it?

May 23rd, 2008, 11:18 PM
Hardy Heron 8.04
Lenovo ThinkPad
T60p (purchased 4/07)

Installation without trouble with dual-boot with Vista. However, trouble with wireless card Atheros 5418. Could not associate an AP with Windows driver and NDISwrapper nor with Linux-based driver from Madwifi. No joy. Ethernet connection, flawless. System crashed when trying to use substitute for Network Manager--Wicd

Second issue: from sleep, wake would cause computer to enter cycle of reboot and attempted sleep--this was intermittent.

Note: Vista completely unstable on this system forcing downgrade to Windows XP

May 24th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Hardy Heron
USB Bluetooth Dongle D-Link DBT-122
USB Bluetooth Dongle A-Quip A/BT-1. Although it claims Class 2 transmission power, range is the same as with the D-Link above.
A2DP stereo bluetooth headset naviPlayRemote (Ten, Zeevo)
Connected running kbluetooth as root.

May 24th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Asus EN9600GT 512MB HDMI (nVdidia Geforce 9600GT)
Asus M2NPV-VM (Motherboard)
Linksys Wireless-G WMP54G (wireless adapter)

They all three work with Hardy Heron amd64 2.6.24, out of the box.
With earlier versions of Ubuntu the motherboard needs to get its kernel updated. The graphics card isn't tested with older versions, the linksys doesn't work with older kernels.

(NB: The EN9600GT doesn't work with the M2NPV-VM due a lack of compatibility of PCIe2.0 with PCIe 1.0)

May 24th, 2008, 07:37 PM
I`m using Kubuntu 8.04 (KDE 3.5.9) on my laptop Toshiba Satellite A110-153. My CPU is Intel Centrino Duo T 2050, 1 Giga RAM, HDD 100 Giga. I`m able to use wireless conection using my device Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG and wired connection through Realtek RTL 8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC. Everything worked out of the box; the only problem I`m having is my scanner, a CanoScan LiDE 90, curently unsupported by SANE.

May 25th, 2008, 02:47 AM
gutsy gibbon
HL 2030L
works with CUPS out of the box.

hardy heron
ScanSnap S500
all functions out of the box except for the buttons (not tried to configure)

gutsy gibbon
F5D6020 ver. 2100

gutsy gibbon
PCMCIA USB 2.0 32Bit CardBus card

May 26th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Notebook Dell Latitude D505 - Ubuntu Version 8.04

1. WLAN -> Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG : Works out-of-the-box. Driver name "ipw2200".

2. Graphics card -> Intel 855-Chipset. Works out-of-the-box. Without the following modification in xorg.conf, the X-server, when using the "intel"-driver, repeatedly crashes after logging out :

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel"
Busid "PCI:0:2:0"
Driver "intel"
Option "AccelMethod" "exa"
Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"
Option "ExaNoComposite" "true"
Option "ForceEnablePipeA" "true"
Option "FramebufferCompression" "on"
Option "Tiling" "on"

The "i810"-driver needs the package "i915-resolution" to support the native resolution "1400x1050" of my notebook.

3. Soundcard -> See above chipset. Works out-of-the-box.

4. Bluetooth -> Dell Truemobile 300. Works out-of-the-box. One important tip : Turn on the bluetooth-radio under Windows (Blue light must be on!). Otherwise the dongle does not work correctly under Hardy (The radio is turned off and no connection is possible).

5. Suspend and Hibernate : Suspend works out-of-the box. No changes are needed. Hibernate fails for me, but because i don't use it, i never tried to fix it.

6. Misc :

- Downgrade BIOS-Version to A09. All above versions (A10 and A11) will corrupt the display under X11.

- Append "hpet=force" to kernel-line in /boot/grub/menu.lst to enable HPET (High Precision Event Timers). This will increase battery life and decrease heat output significantly.
I'm new to ubuntu so how can i make all those changes to my dell latitude D505?

Any help would be appreciated

May 27th, 2008, 01:16 PM
1. Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
2. Laptop
3. Thinkpad T22 with RAM upgraded to 1GB
4. IBM

Standard spec does not include wireless support. Therefore, I installed a Comtrend RT2500 PCMCIA wireless card.

Everything works just great! No further tinkering around required. :)

June 4th, 2008, 01:50 AM
Ubuntu version: 8.04
Type Of Hardware: USB Bluetooth Dongle
Hardware Maker: Kensington
Hardware Model: USB Micro Adapter

I don't know if this is the real model name of it. What I do know is that it's the part that goes into the usb port and about 2/3 cm sticking out. No special configuration needed.

June 4th, 2008, 01:10 PM
like to keep it short:

acer laptop travelmate 2480 all works well as far as i know, opengl, wireless (ndiswrapper), 'fn' key combinations.

using hardy herron

June 6th, 2008, 03:31 AM
Ubuntu 8.04

works with:
AMD Athlon64 X2 5200+
Emaxx NF7050HD-Pro
- Generic Marvell Yukon ethernet adapter
2gb Corsair XMS2 dual channel
Inno3D 9600GT 512mb 256bits OC
Sounblaster Audigy 2 5.1OKAY!!! WITH THESE

still figuring out installing Nvidia Supplied drivers, upon installation ubuntu uses the monitors native resolution 1280*1024.

Processor Dual Core is fine... 2 Cores detected
RAM is superb 2gb detected
Sounds are fine,

Harddisks are fine, ubuntu reads windows and other ntfs partitions FINE.

I'll update this post as soon as i see some problems / improvements.

June 8th, 2008, 04:21 PM
I have an Acer Aspire 5100AWLMI:
Processor AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology TL-48 (2x256KB L2 cache, 2.2GHz)
Memory 1GB (512/512) DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive 120GB hard drive
Display 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT display, Acer® CrystalBrite Technology
Graphics integrated ATI Radeon™ Xpress X200M graphics
Optical Drive integrated Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM)
Communications 802.11b/g WLAN, 10/100 LAN, V.92 modem
Special Features 5-in-1 card reader, Acer® OrbiCam camera

Memory Stick support is not implemented, also the Atheros 5007EG wireless card needs to compile special madwifi driver. Microphone for the ALC/Realtek HD chip doesn't work. Pulse Audio doens't work.
Ubuntu 8.04.