View Full Version : Ubuntu Feisty Fawn: Desktop Linux Matured (OSNews)

March 17th, 2007, 06:13 PM

During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.

I received my brand new laptop this past Monday with Vista Home Basic in it. I spent 2 hours with Vista, I decided that I didn't like much of its usability, and I immediately burned an Ubuntu preview ISO and installed it on my shiny new DELL Inspiron 640m. There was a problem though and X11 would crash on load -- and the graphical safe mode would not work either (confirmed bug). The 915resolution hack was not needed for my Intel graphics card, but I needed to have more information for my laptop's LCD. By manually entering the vertical and horizontal sync in the xorg.conf file it fixed the problem for my 1440x900 screen and I was able to load the LiveCD and finally install Feisty on the hard drive.

This was on Slashdot too, but I searched and didn't see it posted here. I'm sure someone will prove me wrong though ;)

Anyways a lot of the comments focus on incorrect widescreen resolution ( https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/67369 ) and X crashing, but overall she seemed to think that the other good stuff made up for the manual config drawbacks, and of course considering it's alpha. I for one am extremely excited about Feisty +1 though....x.org 7.3!