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˜€


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.
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