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*[http://ubuntuforums.org/ Ubuntu Forums]
*[http://ubuntuforums.org/ Ubuntu Forums]
*[http://ubuntudaily.com/ Ubuntu Daily]
*[http://ubuntudaily.com/ Ubuntu Daily]
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*[http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ Ubuntu Geek] - Tips, Howtos, Tutorials and Articles about Ubuntu Linux  
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*[http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ Ubuntu Geek] - Tips, Howtos, Tutorials and Articles about Ubuntu Linux
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*[http://launchpad.net/ubuntu Ubuntu in Launchpad] - forums, bug reports, etc
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===Downloading===
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*[http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/ Torrents]
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*[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors Mirrors of Ubuntu]
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**[http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/ MIT Media Lab Ubuntu mirror]
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**[http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu/archive.ubuntu.com/ Northeastern University College of Computer Science Ubuntu mirror]
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==Gutsy Gibbon==
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*[http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/710tour Tour of 7.10]
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*[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GutsyUpgrades 7.04 to 7.10 upgrade guide]
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*Reviews: [http://www.wired.com/software/softwarereviews/news/2007/10/ubuntu_gutsy Wired], [http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/18/1342230 Slashdot], [http://digg.com/linux_unix/The_Gutsy_Gibbon_is_out Digg]
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===Troubleshooting===
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*[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/150471 high processor activity] caused by Nautilus
==Installation notes==
==Installation notes==
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*[http://users.piuha.net/martti/comp/ubuntu/install.html My Ubuntu Installation]
*[http://users.piuha.net/martti/comp/ubuntu/install.html My Ubuntu Installation]
*[http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype Skype] or use [http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/packages.php Medibuntu repository]
*[http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype Skype] or use [http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/packages.php Medibuntu repository]
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===Graphics===
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====ATI====
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*[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI ATI Binary Driver Howto] from ubuntu.com
*[http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Feisty_Installation_Guide ATI fglrx proprietary driver]
*[http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Feisty_Installation_Guide ATI fglrx proprietary driver]
*[http://ubuntudaily.com/2007/03/06/proprietary-drivers-in-feisty-not-by-default-but-easy-to-activate/ Proprietary drivers in Feisty]
*[http://ubuntudaily.com/2007/03/06/proprietary-drivers-in-feisty-not-by-default-but-easy-to-activate/ Proprietary drivers in Feisty]
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*Troubleshooting
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*[http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI_Radeon_&_Kernel_2.6 ATI & Kernel 2.6] from ArchLinux wiki
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**Problem: <tt>unable to acquire AGP, error "xf86_ENODEV", cannot init AGP</tt>
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*Radeon won't work on AIGLX because of its proprietary drivers?
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**[http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_8.12.10.html Solution]
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**[http://digg.com/linux_unix/AMD_8_42_Driver_Brings_Fixes_AIGLX AMD 8.42 Driver Brings Fixes, AIGLX!]
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*Hitachi CML174SXW in xorg.conf:
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**[http://forlong.blogage.de/article/2007/10/23/fglrx-8423---finally-with-AIGLX-support fglrx 8.42.3 - finally with AIGLX support]
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**[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=593348 Gusty ati 8.42.3 fglrx - with AIGLX support how to]
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*[http://www.howtoforge.com/compiz-fusion-ubuntu-gutsy-gibbon-ati-mobility-radeon-9200 Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)] from Howto Forge
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*[http://levien.zonnetjes.net/?q=rv350-3d Hardware 3D acceleration on an ATI Radeon 9600 mobile]
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*[http://nixsysadm.blogspot.com/2008/05/ati-mobility-radeon-96009700-under.html ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/9700 under Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy]
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====Hitachi CML174SXW====
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<tt>xorg.conf</tt> entry:
  Section "Monitor"
  Section "Monitor"
  Identifier "CML174SXW"
  Identifier "CML174SXW"
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  Modeline "1280x1024" 151.83 1280 1360 1544 1888 1024 1024 1027 1072
  Modeline "1280x1024" 151.83 1280 1360 1544 1888 1024 1024 1027 1072
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*Additional software repositories in <tt>/etc/apt/sources.list</tt>:
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==Additional software repositories==
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## PLF REPOSITORY (Unsupported.  May contain illegal packages.  Use at own risk.)
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## Medibuntu - Ubuntu 7.04 "feisty fawn" (Acroread, Google Earth, etc)
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## Please report any bug on https://launchpad.net/products/medibuntu/+bugs
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deb http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/ feisty free non-free
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#deb-src http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/ feisty free non-free
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*[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu Medibuntu] (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (e.g., libdvdcss, VideoLAN, Mplayer, xine, etc); [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu#head-7486ed038a9becc1dff10a24cc07a38a00d70e9f adding repositories]
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*<tt>/etc/apt/sources.list</tt>:
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deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
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deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
  ## CANONICAL COMMERCIAL REPOSITORY (Hosted on Canonical servers, not Ubuntu
  ## CANONICAL COMMERCIAL REPOSITORY (Hosted on Canonical servers, not Ubuntu
  ## servers. RealPlayer10, Opera, DesktopSecure and more to come.)  
  ## servers. RealPlayer10, Opera, DesktopSecure and more to come.)  
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  deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu feisty-commercial main
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  deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner
==Miscellaneous==
==Miscellaneous==
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[http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/feistybeta Feisty Fawn 7.04 beta]:
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<tt>update-alternatives</tt> - maintain symbolic links determining default commands
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*On the Desktop: GNOME 2.18, OpenOffice.org 2.2.0rc3, X.org 7.2
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*On the Server: Apache 2.2, PostgreSQL 8.2, PHP 5.2.1, LTSP 5.0
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===Hardware===
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*"Under the hood": GCC 4.1.2, glibc 2.5, Linux 2.6.20, Python 2.5
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Config file locations:
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/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
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/etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common
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===Software===
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*[http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/ Compiz Fusion Wiki]
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*[http://www.howtoforge.com/compiz-fusion-ubuntu-8.04-ati-mobility-radeon-9200 Enabling Compiz Fusion on Radeon]
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*[http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/CommonKeyboardShortcuts Compiz keyboard shortcuts]:
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**SHIFT+ALT+UP = initiate window picker
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**ALT+F7 = initiate 'move windows'
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**CTRL+ALT+D = show desktop
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*[http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/ATI%20with%20AIGLX ATI with AIGLX]
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===Troubleshooting===
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*Problem: CDRW is not recognized
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:Error message in <tt>/var/log/messages</tt>: <tt>ata2.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)</tt>
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*Solution from [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/96826 Feisty doesn't recognize cd burner]:
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:Add the word 'irqpoll' (without quotes) to the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst
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*Problem: Xorg starts up but no DRI with ATI Radeon 9600 Pro, Intel i875P chipset
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Error in <tt>/var/log/Xorg.0.log</tt>:
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:<tt>unable to acquire AGP, error "xf86_ENODEV", cannot init AGP</tt> (Gutsy Gibbon)
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:<tt>(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to acquire AGP, error -1023</tt> (Hardy Heron)
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*Solutions:
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**A generic solution from ATI: [http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_8.14.13.html#176878 X Fails to Load on Systems with Linux Kernel Version 2.6.x]
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**An exact solution that worked: [https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/78684 AGP not detected on Intel 8285P and E7205 chipsets using kernels higher than 2.6.17]
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::<tt># rmmod i82875p_edac</tt>
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::<tt># rmmod edac_mc</tt>
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::<tt># rmmod fglrx</tt>
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::<tt># rmmod intel-agp</tt> (or another appropriate module from <tt>/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/char/agp</tt>)
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::<tt># rmmod agpgart</tt>
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::<tt># modprobe agpgart</tt>
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::<tt># modprobe intel-agp</tt> (or another appropriate module from <tt>/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/char/agp</tt>)
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::<tt># modprobe fglrx</tt>
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::blacklist the modules <tt>e7xxx_edac</tt> and <tt>edac_mc</tt>; e.g., add the following two lines at the beginning of <tt>/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist</tt>:
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:::<tt>blacklist i82875p_edac</tt>
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:::<tt>blacklist edac_mc</tt>

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Contents

Reference

Downloading

Gutsy Gibbon

Troubleshooting

Installation notes

Graphics

ATI

Hitachi CML174SXW

xorg.conf entry:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "CML174SXW"
HorizSync 64.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 75.0
# V-freq: 75.00 Hz // h-freq: 80.42 KHz
Modeline "1280x1024" 151.83 1280 1360 1544 1888 1024 1024 1027 1072

Additional software repositories

  • Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (e.g., libdvdcss, VideoLAN, Mplayer, xine, etc); adding repositories
  • /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
## CANONICAL COMMERCIAL REPOSITORY (Hosted on Canonical servers, not Ubuntu
## servers. RealPlayer10, Opera, DesktopSecure and more to come.) 
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner

Miscellaneous

update-alternatives - maintain symbolic links determining default commands

Hardware

Config file locations:

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
/etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common

Software

Troubleshooting

  • Problem: CDRW is not recognized
Error message in /var/log/messages: ata2.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x4)
Add the word 'irqpoll' (without quotes) to the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst
  • Problem: Xorg starts up but no DRI with ATI Radeon 9600 Pro, Intel i875P chipset

Error in /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

unable to acquire AGP, error "xf86_ENODEV", cannot init AGP (Gutsy Gibbon)
(EE) fglrx(0): [agp] unable to acquire AGP, error -1023 (Hardy Heron)
# rmmod i82875p_edac
# rmmod edac_mc
# rmmod fglrx
# rmmod intel-agp (or another appropriate module from /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/char/agp)
# rmmod agpgart
# modprobe agpgart
# modprobe intel-agp (or another appropriate module from /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/char/agp)
# modprobe fglrx
blacklist the modules e7xxx_edac and edac_mc; e.g., add the following two lines at the beginning of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist:
blacklist i82875p_edac
blacklist edac_mc
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