Installing on Ubuntu

Time for checking out a new distribution – there has been a lot of noise about Ubuntu, so I gave it a try. So far I like it a lot – it is Gnome-based (vs. my KDE-based Suse 9.2 system), and Gnome definitely got much better! Many of my favorite tools (Gimp, Eclipse, Firefox) are…

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Issues I encountered were:

  • A number of development packages needed to be installed – I didn’t keep track on which ones, but the error messages are pretty trivial.
  • I needed to install two patches that I found on the Gentoo website. Apply “MMX GCC4 compile fix” and “fbmmx-gcc4-compile-fix”, in this order.
  • The install failed, because /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/pc was a file and not a directory. I just removed it.
  • Configuration: Now /etc/X11/xorg.conf must be tuned. If you screw it up, it can be regenerated with dexconf. If nothing works, start with replacing the driver i810 with vesa, to get a slow but working GUI.


One response to “Installing on Ubuntu”

  1. kishore kumar Avatar

    I am new in linux based os,as i work on multi lead linux project, i dont know about how the xorg is installed