Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ubuntu 7.10 released !!

Finally, the new Ubuntu distribution is on the wild. I'm eagering to arrive home and upgrade my acer to this new release, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon.

I hope it can solve the battery detection problems that I had with the last kernel version. I'll keep you posted on how I'm going with this exciting release !!

3 comments:

Vitor Hugo said...

Hey man!!

I was eager to try it too but... I was very disappointed...

An interminable boot time, no splash screen (check the release notes - it's a known issue).

Compiz works very bad...

No sound like it already happened with Edgy...

I think this isn't the best ubuntu edition for us owners of ACERs 5051...

Have you made any improvements on your installation?

Regards

gurrap said...

Hey mate.

I have the exact same model of machine as you do. I just can't get my wireless (Atheros ER5007NG) to run in uBuntu, tried both with ndiswrapper and with madwifi (different drivers / patches). How did you do the trick?
If you could send me an email, gurrap(alfakrull)home(punkten)se

Cheers, Gustav

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have an Acer 5051 AWXMi. I have been trying several linux distributions but I am noticing the following lines upon boot

PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 7 of bridge 0000:00:04.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 8 of bridge 0000:00:04.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 7 of bridge 0000:00:05.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 8 of bridge 0000:00:05.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 7 of bridge 0000:00:06.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 8 of bridge 0000:00:06.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 7 of bridge 0000:00:07.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 8 of bridge 0000:00:07.0

It seems that Pheonix bios creates a problem. In my case(and I suppose fro all who have my laptop), the VGA EN line is affected. I cannot use linux with X server when using battery due to this.

Is there a work around?

Please see

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-handheld-25/problem-running-xorg-on-acer-5051awxmi-when-using-battery-616928/

for full description.

Regards,
Anup