The Ubuntu installer voluntarily resized sda1 (the primary partition) to 41595mb. I'm super impressed that it knows how to resize an NTFS partition! Hence, dual-booting Ubuntu and Windows Vista was really easy. By the way, I left sda2 alone. It's 5946mb, and it contains the Compaq restore image.
By the way, does anyone else feel that Compaq computers running Windows are simply an ad delivery mechanism? The default 512mb is scarcely usable in Vista. Fortunately, it's just fine under Ubuntu.
I setup wireless using ndiswrapper.
I kept hitting the touchpad with my thumb, which was messing me up when I was typing. Hence, I did:
- apt-get install gsynaptics
- Set "SHMConfig" to "true" in the touchpad section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
- I restarted X.
- I ran the touchpad preferences utility at System :: Preferences :: Touchpad. I disabled tapping.
- The next time I logged in, the sensitivity was turned down all the way. Hence, I had to use the touchpad preferences utility to turn it up again.
I've noticed that suspend does not work, but hibernate does.
Anyway, I'm happy :-D