First mistake – ran the cdromupgrade script to upgrade my “production” laptop from dapper. The process threw up when it tried to upgrade python 2.4 to 2.5 and left my laptop in an unusable state. Fortunately, I had a rescue cd based on gentoo handy and I took a backup of /home and /etc. Went ahead with a clean install of herd 5.
Synaptic thinks that the feisty cd is mounted on /cdrom (which is symlinked to /media/cdrom). However on inserting the herd 5 cd, the actual mount point is /media/Feisty\ Fawn\ Herd\ 5. I had to remove the /cdrom symlink and recreate it to point to the auto mount point.
Intel 915 graphics – the default install guessed the resolution correctly (1280x800), however the rendering sucked. I repeated what I did for dapper – downloaded and used 915resolution – it's a life saver.Third annoyance:
For playing audio files, I immediately installed xmms and the gstreamer-* plugins. I went to the file open dialog and voila:
Fabulous blank dialogs.
Many more annoyances kept cropping up. Hopefully all these will be fixed by the time Feisty is actually released.
My Machine config: HP DV5220US, Core Duo, Intel 915 graphics, 120 GB HDD and 1 GB of RAM.
Labels: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn herd5