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 Ubuntu 9.10 supported 
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Post Ubuntu 9.10 supported
Hi all,
Ubuntu 9.10 is officially supported. There are new graphic drivers available (beta version) - IEGD Intel® Embedded Graphics Drivers.

Prepare installation media
- You can use USB CD-ROM Drive or USB Flash drive (disk-on-key) as installation media.
- Download Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop installation
- If you are using USB CD-ROM - burn downloaded image directly on CD.
-If you are using USB Flash drive, 1GB would be enough. Download usb-creator to create bootable installation flash drive.

Installation of generic Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop
- Standard Ubuntu installation - choose timezone, partitions, username, password etc.
- Unplug USB CD-ROM / USB Flash drive and reboot
- Login using previously selected username and password

Required system changes
- Add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list
Code:
## Repository for fit-PC2 users provided by Compulab
deb http://fit-pc2.com/download/ubuntu/dists/karmic binary/
deb-src http://fit-pc2.com/download/ubuntu/dists/karmic source/

- Refresh update manager
Code:
sudo apt-get update

- Install kernel image, kernel headers, graphic drivers and media player for HD playback:
Code:
sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.31-34-fitpc2 linux-headers-2.6.31-34-fitpc2 xserver-xorg-video-poulsbo mplayer-vaapi mplayer-skins

- Comment out snd-hda-intel options in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
Code:
# Power down HDA controllers after 10 idle seconds
# options snd-hda-intel power_save=10 power_save_controller=N


- Remove generic image and sources that are not fully compatible with fit-PC2.
Code:
sudo apt-get purge linux-generic linux-image-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-$(uname -r) linux-headers-$(uname -r) && sudo apt-get autoremove

- Restart fit-PC2

Ubuntu 9.10 is now installed.

Known issues:
- Suspend and Hibernate functions do not work properly and disabled in kernel. Using these functions is equal to Lock Screen.

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Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:55 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported
That is awesome! I'm gonna try it out right away!

Thanks!

Niklas


Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:26 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported
Great! I'll have to do this as soon as I have some free time!


Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:50 pm
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Just wanted to let you know it works great!

Thanks a lot!

Niklas


Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:29 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported
Thank you Denis !


Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:01 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported
Can you upgrade in-place from 8.04lts to 9.10 on the fit-pc, or do you need to do full re-install?

Dave


Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:41 pm
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Quote:
Can you upgrade in-place from 8.04lts to 9.10 on the fit-pc, or do you need to do full re-install?


It worked for me. Took a long time however..


Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:49 am

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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported
Hi,

The best would be to do a full re-install (and take advantage of the "ext4" filsesystem).
It won't take a long time to do it (while an upgrade is never 100% secure and, as mentionned in arie's post, it's slow).

When doing a full re-install, you can avoid formating your /home partition (if your home is not on the same partition as the root filesystem) and reuse it (but you'll keep an "ext3" filesystem on it though).


Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:28 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported
my FitPC2 came with only one partition - they did not put /home on a separate one :-(

Think I will wait till I get the SSD drive and install 9.04 on that :-) That way if it all goes wrong I can just plug the old hard disc back in.

Dave


Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:52 pm
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Post Re: Ubuntu 9.10 supported
Nice! How about the new graphics driver? Any faster/slower than previously?


Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:20 pm
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