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March 24, 2007

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta: Some install notes

Filed under: Tuxicity, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 2:06 pm

(This is not a howto)

I installed Ubuntu 7.04 beta 1 just to see if it all works.

I used the alternative install, “just a matter of preference”, and kept my /home partition in tact as usual.

Installation went fine, but when I was done the resolution was too low: 1280×1024, I wanted 1400×1050

First I decided to try the “Restricted Drivers Manager”. Its in System > Administration.

This easy to use tool installed and set The NVidia driver up, (it also told me to reboot after), but did not fix my resolution.

For that I ran: ‘sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg’, running the defaults, choosing for the NVidia-driver and choosing for 1400×1050 in the resolutions.

After that i restarted X and finalized my resolution setup in System > Preferences> Screenresolution.

The installation of the NVidia driver also sets up the universe and multiverse repository automatically. 🙂 Good stuff!

Now for a new meta package: ubuntu-restricted-extras.

It installs java, flash, microsoft corefonts, mp3 support and more packages I yet have to check 🙂 Great meta package.

Next I tried Preferences > Desktop Effects (Compiz)

All Compiz effects work except for cube 😦

All I have left to do now is to get “the cube” going and to install some packages I need.

Ubuntu Feisty is again an improvement to its previous version and very easy to install and set-up.


*Note: The cube not working is a bug, see launchpad, a fix is mentioned, My cube works now 🙂 .



  1. thanks for the link to the mentioned fix. I’ve been wondering why the cube won’t do anything on a Feisty install.

    Comment by Christer Edwards — March 27, 2007 @ 4:21 am

  2. […] not get Firefox to verify installation. I repeated this process 4 times before stumbling across this blog entry. Amazing. Go to Synaptic, search for “ubuntu-restricted-extras” and mark for […]

    Pingback by Java on Feisty - Finally! « My Day to Day Interactions with Technology — April 4, 2007 @ 6:02 am

  3. Great tips to get my basic softwares running. Was trying my luck with flash when the idea of ubuntu-restricted-extras came by. Amazingly simple and straight.. Thanks much !!

    Comment by MKN — June 1, 2007 @ 10:47 am

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