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Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 208.101.174.204] on June 28, 2008 02:40 PM
Most of this list is dead on.

On most computers, I've never had trouble with the display. Then I installed on a Dell Inspiron laptop. Hoo boy, nothing but trouble with the video. And just when I thought I had it licked, I installed the ATI drivers and it all went to blazes. Long story short, I became very friendly with vi that day.

As for sound (and I've not gone to Ubuntu 8 yet), I still have trouble now and then with ALSA, and often fall back on OSS. I shudder to think about getting the new stuff working.

Finally, IPV6.
Perhaps I missed a setting somewhere, but my router doesn't support it. Plus, I don't like the idea of a computer tunneling past the router in any case (or perhaps I'm thinking about IPV6 on Vista). I know there's a general attitude out there of "Can't we all just get along?" and expose every machine to World + Dog, but I *like* having everything private and behind a NAT. So, the first thing I look to do is disable IPV6 completely on every computer in the house. Call me a Luddite if you will, but until I really need it (or until I have a working equivalent to NAT on an IPV6 router), I'll leave IPV6 turned off.

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