Ubuntu 9.10 on HP DV7

Well, it took only 20 minutes to install Ubuntu 9.10 yesterday. Everything works out of the box, if you…
– remember to append “i8042.reset” as one of the start-up parameters in Grub (otherwise there’s no internal mouse or keyboard).
– add “enable_msi=1” to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf, the row starting with options snd-hda-intel. That’s just to get sound for programs under Wine, but now at least the kids games work. đŸ™‚

And it took a while to realize that menu.lst is now called grub.cfg, though still located under /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

Even the webcam worked out of the box. Man, these things are getting too easy to use. đŸ˜€

Advertisements

About magvar

Technical guy, worked with computers since I was twelve, complete nerd, but managed to get married and am now the happy father of three kids.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s