My laptop has enough room for Windows Vista (which I never use) and two copies of Linux. I like to keep around the old version of Ubuntu while upgrading to the new in case something goes wrong and I need a working system. This time, it recognized the other copy of Linux and migrated the users and their settings. By settings, I mean the settings for Gaim, Mozilla, and Evolution. This seems like a rather odd feature, considering it didn't copy all of the other files. Nonetheless, it didn't hurt anything.
Note, that it's probably better to be plugged into a wired network during the install so that it can setup repositories and download security updates. I wasn't, so I had to setup the repositories later.
Happily, the weird resolution (1280x800) just worked this time. Unfortunately, attempting to suspend crashed my machine, but hibernating still works. Sound works, even though it was crackly during install. Using my headphones still doesn't disable the speakers, which is a known bug in ALSA.
Here are my instructions for getting wireless to work:
Enable repositories:My buddy, Adam Ulvi, has the same laptop, but is having more trouble than I am with his wireless card. However, it was also giving him a hard time in Ubuntu 7.04.
System >> Administration >> Synaptic Package Manager:
Settings >> Repositories:
Click on all of them except source code.
On the updates tab:
System >> Administration >> Restricted Driver Manager:
Download from Internet.
At this point, my blue wireless light came on.
If it doesn't, try pressing the wireless button.
Click on the correct icon on your panel to pick an access point.
Due to the location and sensitivity of the touchpad, I find it necessary to turn off tapping and scrolling:
apt-get install gsynapticsBecause this is a laptop, the fonts look better if you turn on subpixel smoothing in System >> Preferences >> Appearance. Note that the location of the font preferences has changed. While you're in there, you can click on the "Visual effects" tab if you want to turn on more eye candy.
Added 'Option "SHMConfig" "true"' to the "Synaptics Touchpad" section of
/etc/X11/xorg.conf and logged back in.
System >> Preferences >> Touchpad:
Disabled tapping and scrolling.
Adjusted the sensitivity very slightly or else it gets set to zero on the
Anyway, I'm happy. I've been waiting for this release for like a month, so today kind of felt like Christmas ;)