Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Denis
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Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by Denis »

Hi all,
Ubuntu 9.10 is officially supported. There are new graphic drivers available (beta version) - IEGD Intel® Embedded Graphics Drivers.

Prepare installation media
- You can use USB CD-ROM Drive or USB Flash drive (disk-on-key) as installation media.
- Download Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop installation
- If you are using USB CD-ROM - burn downloaded image directly on CD.
-If you are using USB Flash drive, 1GB would be enough. Download usb-creator to create bootable installation flash drive.

Installation of generic Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop
- Standard Ubuntu installation - choose timezone, partitions, username, password etc.
- Unplug USB CD-ROM / USB Flash drive and reboot
- Login using previously selected username and password

Required system changes
- Add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list

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## Repository for fit-PC2 users provided by Compulab
deb http://fit-pc2.com/download/ubuntu/dists/karmic binary/
deb-src http://fit-pc2.com/download/ubuntu/dists/karmic source/

- Refresh update manager

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sudo apt-get update

- Install kernel image, kernel headers, graphic drivers and media player for HD playback:

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sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.31-34-fitpc2 linux-headers-2.6.31-34-fitpc2 xserver-xorg-video-poulsbo mplayer-vaapi mplayer-skins

- Comment out snd-hda-intel options in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

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# Power down HDA controllers after 10 idle seconds
# options snd-hda-intel power_save=10 power_save_controller=N


- Remove generic image and sources that are not fully compatible with fit-PC2.

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sudo apt-get purge linux-generic linux-image-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-$(uname -r) linux-headers-$(uname -r) && sudo apt-get autoremove

- Restart fit-PC2

Ubuntu 9.10 is now installed.

Known issues:
- Suspend and Hibernate functions do not work properly and disabled in kernel. Using these functions is equal to Lock Screen.
Compulab's Linux support

nixarn
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by nixarn »

That is awesome! I'm gonna try it out right away!

Thanks!

Niklas

blegas78
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by blegas78 »

Great! I'll have to do this as soon as I have some free time!

nixarn
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by nixarn »

Just wanted to let you know it works great!

Thanks a lot!

Niklas

Mylife
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by Mylife »

Thank you Denis !

morgad
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by morgad »

Can you upgrade in-place from 8.04lts to 9.10 on the fit-pc, or do you need to do full re-install?

Dave

arie

Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by arie »

Can you upgrade in-place from 8.04lts to 9.10 on the fit-pc, or do you need to do full re-install?


It worked for me. Took a long time however..

Mylife
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by Mylife »

Hi,

The best would be to do a full re-install (and take advantage of the "ext4" filsesystem).
It won't take a long time to do it (while an upgrade is never 100% secure and, as mentionned in arie's post, it's slow).

When doing a full re-install, you can avoid formating your /home partition (if your home is not on the same partition as the root filesystem) and reuse it (but you'll keep an "ext3" filesystem on it though).

morgad
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by morgad »

my FitPC2 came with only one partition - they did not put /home on a separate one :-(

Think I will wait till I get the SSD drive and install 9.04 on that :-) That way if it all goes wrong I can just plug the old hard disc back in.

Dave

prj
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Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 9:13 am

Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported

Post by prj »

Nice! How about the new graphics driver? Any faster/slower than previously?

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