ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M

/etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common
added: DISABLED_MODULES=""

After upgrading to ubuntu7.04-

On disabling the ATI driver in Restricted Driver Manager, it removed the driver:
(Reading database … 161526 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing fglrx-control …
Removing fglrx-kernel-2.6.17-10-generic …
Removing xorg-driver-fglrx-dev …
Removing xorg-driver-fglrx …
Stopping atieventsd: done.

On doing “sudo dpkg-reconfigure -pcritical xserver-xorg” :
xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised configuration
file; backup in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20070416100138

On enabling the ATI driver in Restricted Driver manager again:
Selecting previously deselected package xorg-driver-fglrx.
(Reading database … 161408 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking xorg-driver-fglrx (from …/xorg-driver-fglrx_7.1.0-8.34.8+2.6.20.5-15.20_i386.deb) …
dpkg: warning – unable to delete old directory `/etc/ati’: Directory not empty
Setting up xorg-driver-fglrx (7.1.0-8.34.8+2.6.20.5-15.20) …

And after restart:
IT WORKS!!!! 🙂

Dual Monitor Support – ATI – Big Desktop
Ref.: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=301941
Added the following in /etc/X11/xorg.conf :

Option “DesktopSetup” “horizontal” #Enable Big Desktop
Option “Mode2” “1280×1024” #Resolution for second monitor
Option “DesktopSetup” “LVDS,AUTO” #the types of monitors that is connected LVDS = LCD, CRT, AUTO
Option “EnablePrivateBackZ” “yes” #Enable 3d support <= May Not Work
Option “HSync2” “65” #This sets the horizontal sync for the secondary display.
Option “VRefresh2” “60” #This sets the refresh rate of the secondary display.

And rebooted with the other monitor plugged in. Horizontal big desktop loaded fine.

fglrx-control – Control panel for the ATI graphics accelerators
To run: fireglcontrol

Useful ref.:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1773544

fstab messed up – solution (tune2fs)

On editing the hard-disk partitions, the UUIDs of the partitions may get changed, resulting in problems mounting the partitions (on booting up the system).

This can be fixed by getting the right UUID of the partition by the tune2fs command:
sudo tune2fs -l /dev/hda3

Ref.: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2429155

Upgrading Distribution – Ubuntu

sudo update-manager -c -d

(Upgraded from 6.10(edgy) to 7.04(feisty))

Total download: 700MB+

Third party sources get disabled
“Some third party entries in your soruces.list were disabled. you can re-enable them after the upgrade with the ‘software-properties’ tool or your package manager.”

Support for some applications ends
“Canonical Ltd. no longer provides support for the following software packages. you can still get support from the community.
If you have not enabled community maintained software (universe), these packages will be suggested for removal in the next step.
edgy-community-wallpapers
edgy-gdm-themes
edgy-session-splashes
edgy-wallpapers
gray-theme
gtkhtml3.8
industrialtango-theme
legacyhuman-theme
libgtkhtml3.8-15
libjaxp1.2-java
libsasl2
libstlport4.6c2
libxml-grove-perl
outdoors-theme
resilience-theme
silicon-theme
xkeyboard-config”

POST UPGRADE ISSUES:

Right Alt Key not functioning properly
Sol.: Open Keyboard Preferences > Layout Options
Third level choosers:
Uncheck “Press Right Alt key to choose 3rd level.”

Installing/Upgrading Scribus on Ubuntu

Ref.: http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Getting_Scribus_on_Ubuntu/Kubuntu_up_and_running

Add these to /etc/apt/sources.list:

#Scribus - Primary repository
deb http://debian.scribus.net/debian feisty main restricted
deb-src http://debian.scribus.net/debian feisty main restricted
#Scribus - Backup repository
deb http://debian.tagancha.org/debian feisty main restricted
deb-src http://debian.tagancha.org/debian feisty main restricted

then add the gpg-keys for these repositories,
sudo gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys EEF818CF
sudo gpg --armor --export EEF818CF | sudo apt-key add -

then,
sudo apt-get update
(might have to do this twice)

then,
sudo apt-get upgrade
This should show scribus as the package (or as one of the packages) to be upgraded. Proceed with upgrading.

Install icc-profiles also:
sudo apt-get install icc-profiles

Blue command prompt

Add the following to ~/.bashrc
export PS1=”\e[1;34m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m “

Ref.:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/bash-shell-change-the-color-of-my-shell-prompt-under-linux-or-unix/
http://www.expertsrt.com/tutorials/Matt/CmdPrompt.html

RealPlayer plugin for Firefox

Totem is the default player for realplayer media files in firefox.
Remove these files in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins:
libtotem-complex-plugin.so
libtotem-complex-plugin.xpt

sudo rm /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/libtotem-complex-plugin.*

Then install realplayer plugin for firefox:

Add this to /etc/apt/sources.list :
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu edgy-commercial main

(Do sudo apt-get update)

Then,
sudo apt-get install realplay