Ubuntu install using Wubi, VisionTek Xtasy 9200SE   Leave a comment

Installed ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com) by way of wubi (http://wubi-installer.org) tonight. Yea, new ubuntu coming out soon, but this was a window of oppurtunity for me to install it. Besides, they seem to always have an easy upgrade path.(http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading)

The only issue I had was with the video. I did the install with a “safe video” setting. I have a VisionTek Xtasy 9200SE connected to a Dell E 770s monitor (yea, I know, but it’s not my main machine). On the internet, I found a reference that said to run this command (I will track it down and post a real reference shortly)

  • sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg


The upgrade to 8.10 seems to be going well, followed their instructions (following thier note about replacinge a LTS version). Took 1/2 hour to download the updates over a cable mode, and they have been installing for 1 hour so far. It said it wanted to overwrite my CUPS file… I said OK, but I sure hope my printer works when it’s done.

Well, my printer works fine. Total time to install the upgrade to 8.10 was 2 hours. The only complaint I have is that I would walk away for a while, and when I came back, it would be sitting a prompt about overwriting a file… Good thing this wasn’t a production machine and/or I wasn’t thousands of miles away. I wish it would ask all this stuff up front. Oh, well.


Posted October 25, 2008 by mmdmurphy in freeware, Linux, tips

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