Karmic Koala Upgrade

Tinha o Ubuntu Karmic Koala instalado no portátil. Este LG sempre me deu algumas dores de cabeça com a gráfica e vi-me no passado a acabar por usar Ubuntu no meu LG E300, dado ser a única distro em que consegui pôr isto a funcionar.

Ora acontece que já tinha me tinha esquecido quer da minha password quer da de root – tal era o uso 🙁 – mas never fear!

Hoje em conversa na ML do PlanetGeek acabei por descobrir que uma coisa que pensava que já tinha sido corrigida há mais de dez anos ainda funciona: editar o boot, colocando mais algumas coisas no Grub e acabando por cair numa consola root mudar a password do root ou de outro user.

E não é que ainda funciona ? 🙂

Pronto…. dado que recentemente até tinha queimado uma iso do novo 10.04 o qual não se queria instalar… nem sei bem porquê. acabou por hoje ser feito com um simples “Upgrade”.

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Ora…. 6 min, 593 MB de donwload? Hum…. não me parece que leve tanto 🙂 especialmente se for da NFSI. Agora é esperar terminar. Falta 1 hora e dez minutos !

Deixa lá ir ver o FlashForward

Ubuntu 9.0.4 in a LG E300

Well, last year in August i’ve tryed to install Ubuntu in my LG E300 and after some tests and searching my system has been installed with Ubuntu 8.0.4, after some bumping in X config. But wifi was a pain in the ass situation to solve. The absence of the FN keys to activate/deactivate wifi + bluetooth have made me abandon the use of Ubuntu in the laptop.

However in that time, i’ve manage to get more satisfying results with Ubuntu than with Fedora.

This time, with the new Ubuntu 9.0.4 no problems at all. Released 23 April 2009, this new version comes in solving all the problems felt in the past.

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The OS installed flawlessy, and Wifi, Bluetooth, and the “infamous” FN + KEY combination all worked out, directly out of the box.

This means no tricks or difficult hardware setups, no X troubles, not even using the madwifi drivers was necessary.

I even used to activate the madwifi drivers because of an auth error in Wifi with my Thomson TG787, but after all i’ve reverted to the original drivers to Atheros, because after some testing the madwifi drivers didn’t detected any wireless networks.

Even a simple terminal server client to connect to a Windows Box usting Microsoft’s RDP was bundled and works great.

And the system is installed, a dual boot Ubuntu / Vista, which is now super quick booting and shutting down (i recentely upgraded my laptop RAM to 3GB and it has revealed to be an astonishing performance factor) specially in Ubuntu.

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Install Ubuntu in a LG E300 – ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1250

= This will go in English in an attemp to reach a wider audience =

Recently i’ve bought a LGE E300, pre-shipped with Windows Vista Home Premium.
Curious by nature i´ve tryed to install Linux on this little machine.
Many problems have been around, tryed with Fedora 9 (i368,x86..), and Ubuntu.

In a sun beam, the answer come from Ubuntu. After searching a bit here are the steps to make this work:

sudo update-pciids (Info at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=503695)

after this do (Info at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=414194)

= This will go in English in an attemp to reach a wider audience =

Recently i’ve bought a LGE E300, pre-shipped with Windows Vista Home Premium.
Curious by nature i�ve tryed to install Linux on this little machine.
Many problems have been around, tryed with Fedora 9 (i368,x86..), and Ubuntu.

In a sun beam, the answer come from Ubuntu. After searching a bit here are the steps to make this work:

sudo update-pciids (Info at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=503695)

after this do (Info at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=414194)

  1. Boot using PC (Intel x86) alternate install CD for Ubuntu or Kubuntu.
  2. Start text mode installer and install Ubuntu/Kubuntu.
  3. Finish Install and reboot.
  4. Update package list and upgrade any packages needed.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  5. Install fglrx closed source driver for ATI video cards.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
  6. Update loaded modules.
    Code:
    sudo depmod -a

After this you have to modify your / etc/X11/xorg.conf in such a way that it includes the driver. This is very important and make me stuck a bit in get X work, because aticonfig gives a error. So you have to edit and complete it with:

Section “Device”
   …
   Driver     “fglrx”

   …
 EndSection

Resuming the tutorial…

  1. Configure / etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Code:
    sudo aticonfig --initial
    sudo aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv
  2. Reboot

After this Ubuntu will boot and starting with X perfectly 🙂