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Feisty Fawn

Downloaded and did a clean install of Feisty Fawn on my T42p.  Everything has gone smoothly out of the box — wireless, USB, hibernate, the works.  The US package repositories are a bit sluggish at times, which is to be expected on the day of launch.

The system is more aggressive about telling you about Restricted Drivers:

In order for this computer to function properly, Ubuntu may be using driver software that cannot be supported.

Because the software is proprietary, it cannot easily be changed to fix any future problems.

In my case, the drivers in question are:

I’m running the latter, but not the former, so I guess I’m only somewhat letting people down who believe in the One True Cause™.

The new wireless Gnome panel app is much improved.  I particularly like the fact that you no longer have to provide your password in order to perform basic operations.

Python is now 2.5.  Genshi is now available via apt-get.  Bzr is now 0.15.0, and recommends that you upgrade your repositories.  I wonder what the social implications are of that.  Heck, my server is still on Dapper.

Firefox is still 2.0.0.3.  Haven’t tried Thunderbird or VPN yet, but I don’t expect any surprises there.


Did a fox eat the fawn?  ;)

Posted by aharden at

Is Feisty Fox a variant of this Ubuntu release (7.04 Feisty Fawn)?

My upgrade went perfectly, but there are no big changes for the programs installed on my Thinkpad Z60m.

Ooh, scratch that: new Frozen Bubble!

Posted by Mike Mariano at

Is Feisty Fox a variant of this Ubuntu release (7.04 Feisty Fawn)?

Chuckle.  :-)  Fixed.

Posted by Sam Ruby at

I’ve been toying with Feisty too.  The new restricted drivers handling is a joy (comparatively).  That and several other significant refinements have made this another 6-month marker of real progress for Ubuntu (and Linux on the desktop in general).

...Though the Live CD does bomb on my work PC.  Likely because of the old PCI video adapter I’m using to fulfill my dual-head needs.

Posted by Trevor Bramble at

[from jzawodn] Feisty Fawn

“Downloaded and did a clean install of Feisty Fawn on my T42p. Everything has gone smoothly out of the box — wireless, USB, hibernate, the works.”...

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Hrmph.  While previous versions have installed smoothly, I spent a few hours last night and I couldn’t get the release of Feisty Fawn much past the installer screen on a homebrew A64 X2 system; at best, if I fiddle with the boot options enough, I can get it to sulk endlessly looking for a nonexistent floppy drive.  The symptoms are similar to Bug 84964, but I don’t believe I have the same SATA controller. 

So it’s not all peaches n' cream; I’ll be retrying with the alternate installer later.

Posted by Adam Constabaris at

Jeremy Zawodny : Feisty Fawn - Feisty Fawn: “Downloaded and did a clean install of Feisty Fawn on my T42p. Everything has gone smoothly out of the box — wireless, USB, hibernate, the works.” Tags : links...

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I don’t actually miss the ATI proprietary drivers, but the Atheros. Ever since I got an T42 with wireless, live inside the IBM (Brazil, mind you) have improved significantly.

A few months ago I was using Edgy with the LTC desktop (a internal repository with some useful packages for IBMers), but I moved to FC6 for work reasons and wireless has been a pain. Maybe I’ll switch back to Ubuntu.

Posted by Luiz Rocha at

VPN configuration is now as painless as it is in Windows.  NetworkManager rocks.

Posted by Joe W. at

Adventures with XP and Ubuntu

About a month ago I got a new laptop at work. A nice one (or at least, nicer than my old one) — a Lenovo ThinkPad T60p. The little bundle of computing power has a Core 2 Duo processor, 3GB of memory and a 100GB hard drive. Emboldened by the success...

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I’m guessing a T42p is a fairly old laptop since I had a T40 some time ago and someone mentioned a T60...  Question: are you able to use an external monitor/projector with it?  Since upgrading to feisty no combination of drivers/monitors/config or projectors seems to allow this on my MacBookPro..  I’m thinking of getting a “presentation laptop” separate from my development laptop.  Mainly I want it to be inexpensive.  However, being a tad underpowered but enough to run a preso + some apps + our server and showing it off yet it still being fast will make a better demo than “yes it is really fast with one user on a really modern higher powered machine”...  If that is working for you (projector/external monitor and feisty) I’d like to know....cause I might ebay one...

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