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Monthly Archive for June, 2007

Configuring Ubuntu 64-bit on Dell E1505N

I thought I’d post a bit more on my migration and set up of 64-bit Ubuntu on my new Dell laptop. I used Automatix2 to install: GnomeBaker (CD/DVD burning software, not tried yet) Chat clients AMSN, Skype, XChat Sun Java 1.6 Multimedia applications: mplayer plus its firefox plugin, multimedia codecs, Audacity, Easytag, Exaile, Kino, RealPlayer10, [...]

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My Dell E1505N arrived Wednesday (27th June). Here is a photo of the contents of the package I received from Dell. Here is a view of the right side of the computer. Note the media card slot as well as the audio jacks, PCMCIA, IEEE 1394 slot, and USB. Here is a view of the [...]

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I put my money where my mouth is today. I’d been one of the people who encouraged Dell to offer Linux to the masses. I ordered their laptop version (only one laptop preloaded with Ubuntu at present). The specifications on my machine are: Inspiron E1505N, Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz) 15.4 Inch UltraSharp [...]

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nVidia on Ubuntu

I have a Leadtek WinFast A7600GT TDH 256MB Geforce 7600GT 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 8X Video Card (NewEgg page) on my desktop/file server/web server which I moved to Ubuntu last weekend. I’ve been trying off and on to get OpenGL working with this card. The card isn’t seen as having the capabilities it has within Linux. [...]

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100% Ubuntu

I’ve done it! I’m now 100% Ubuntu (all on 7.04). In the process of setting up my file server, I discovered that installing the nfs-common package on my other machines really helped their sluggish NFS behavior. A good reference for things to do after installing Ubuntu 7.04 is 13 Must Do things on new Ubuntu [...]

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