Feisty Fawn

- -

I've started using Ubuntu 7.04 on my macbook pro, and I've gotta say that the setup is worlds different from 6.10 (Edgy Eft). I was initially put off of Feisty because I couldn't boot from the liveCD. I got an issue with the VESA video drivers, but installing the ATI drivers for Xorg fixed that. The following commands
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
sudo aticonfig --initial
fixed that right up. It's a little weird, but just roll with it.

Once the ATI driver problem is fixed, the installation goes swimmingly. I was a little troubled that it auto-installed grub over my previous installation of lilo (I miss lilo), but I was pleasantly surprised that the auto-installation of grub works better than lilo. And all this without my intervention. Seeing as my macbook pro is hardly typical linux hardware, I'm pretty pleasantly surprised over here.

Unlike with my vanilla installation of Edgy, sound (ALSA) is fully operational, as are the drivers for my ATI graphics card and synaptics touchpad. Feelin' pretty excited over here.