Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex on Asus M9V

Today I install Ubuntu 8.10 on my notebook 'Asus M9V' which is three years old. I used Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) on my notebook last year during August and November. Due to my preparation for GRE and game 'Team fortress 2' (later one has more weight), I decided to install windows xp which is more compatible with GRE test prep software and games. I don't want to use a virtual machine on Ubuntu mostly because it can't handle heavy 3d games like TF2. However, GRE Exam passed and games became boring, I switch to linux again and I choose Ubuntu because Ubuntu 8.04 used to work perfectly on my M9V.

Gimp on Ubuntu 8.10 on ASUS M9V

It took about 20 minutes to install Ubuntu included formatting old windows partition. I prefer Intrepid's wallpaper to Hardy's wallpaper. Everything seems nice, wireless, bluetooth, logitech V450 nano, video, and sound.

However, when I played it about 10 minutes, my computer freezes except the mouse pointer. This discourages me because I used to have the same problem on Edgy Eft (Ubuntu 6.10) with my PC which has Nvidia FX6600 card and that time I gave up. I google this problem and found that it might be connected with a video card driver. So, I updated my ATI driver using proprietary driver and other updates as well ( 226 updates need after installing Ubuntu from CD). Now, I played it about 5 hours and it works smoothly.

There will be a lot of upcoming blog about installing driver and software to customize Ubuntu as I need.

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