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Ubuntu upgrade to 6.06 Flight 7

easyOn my workstation I had been running Ubuntu Linux 5.10. I primarily run Windows XP Pro because that is the environment that my games run in.

I had read that 6.06 beta was coming along very nicely so I booted up on Linux and used the updater to get the latest 5.10 updates.

The Ubuntu web page at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DapperFlight7 has very easy upgrade instructions. I opened up a terminal window and just ran

gksudo “update-manager -d”

This downloaded and installed over 1400 software packages. It was so easy. All I had to do was modify the /etc/X11/xorg.conf so that the device driver became nv instead of nvidia. I probably could have kept the nvidia driver since the old kernel was preserved but as I said I am not running games and don’t need the accelerated 3D drivers yet.

The experience was so simple and easy to do. This confirms my idea of running SuSE on the server and Ubuntu on the workstation.

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Jan Dembowski