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Ubuntu Dapper Flight 7 Mini-Review

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Ubuntu Dapper Flight 7 came out earlier this week and I decided to do a fresh install on my laptop. Part of the reason for a fresh install is that I’m ready for a new Ubuntu to install and automagically configure my system as a few things have gotten unconfigured and I can’t seem to re-configure them properly. Another reason is that I’d like to get Windows on this laptop as well as Ubuntu and the easiest way to do that is to repartition the hard drive and do a from-scratch install, anyway.

When I booted up after installing Dapper, my laptop was set at a proper 1920×1200 and it looked great. The video was configured to do direct rendering, but was using the xorg ati driver rather than the ATI proprietary fglrx driver. The 3d performance was pitiful and the quality of playing videos was poor, so I decided to try the fglrx driver.

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