[sf-lug] Gutsy again

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 13:38:38 PDT 2007


On 10/23/07, Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net> wrote:
> Also, what are the specs of the laptop and have you confirmed all the
> hardware (particularly graphics card and wifi) work as expected?

I don't have that information in front of me.  Unfortunately, do to my
compressed time schedule, I am going to have to just give it a shot.  I will
be getting help installing it from Daniel Gimpelevich, who is pretty good at
getting it to work, and so I am optimistic.

> nothing worse than a failed install because of hardware for a user
> that's not familiar with that as a possibility...


But I am fairly confident with Ubuntu.  One of the reasons that people like
Ubuntu is because of the driver support.  And since this is an older
notebook, I am betting that we will succeed, and that most of the driver
issues have been resolved.

In any case, given you have enough RAM, you should be able to test this
> out from the LiveCD. But I'd be particularly careful about ensuring you
> have a working internet connection on the LiveCD before going ahead with
> the install....


And the newbie is not going to be present for the install, as he would kind
of rather not come up to speed on that aspect of using the machine.  He is
willing to learn other stuff, but for right now, he is asking that he be
able to dodge that specific task.
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