new Hardy 8.04

Jim Hall james_f_hall at
Wed Apr 23 13:45:32 CDT 2008

I've been running Hardy 64bit on my 1330 since beta
and have had some issues with the nvidia graphics (go
figure...) and of course a bout with trying to get Xen
to work. I gave up and went the kvm route.

One question to the Dell folks, is there going to be
anything updated from you guys to make the media card
reader a bit more stable? When I run VMs off SD cards,
they hard lock / freeze. If I use an iSCSI target or a
file I don't have the same issues. My guess is that
the card reader is a bit flaky.

I'll see if I can capture some real data next time I
induce such an issue.


--- Jose_De_La_Rosa at wrote:

> Diego,
> I would recommend waiting a few days to upgrade to
> Ubuntu 8.04. When you upgrade, you may have some
> issues with sound, which will require you to remove
> some packages. Also, your modem will no longer work,
> but we will make a new driver available as soon as
> we can. 
> We will publish these gotchas and new drivers on our
> Wiki at
> as soon as we can.  In the mean time, please
> continue to enjoy Ubuntu 7.10!
> Jose De la Rosa 
> Dell | Linux Engineering 
> <>  
> From: linux-desktops-bounces at
> [mailto:linux-desktops-bounces at] On Behalf
> Of Diego Martinez
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:32 PM
> To: linux-desktops
> Subject: new Hardy 8.04
> Dear Dell Linux,
> I would first like to thank you all again for making
> my laptop possible, I hope it is working out for you
> all as well!
> My question today is about the release of 8.04
> tomorrow.  What do you all recommend?  I recall some
> discussion awhile back about the Intel graphics card
> problem, and that is now repaired in the 8.04 if I
> recall correctly.  Are the other (if I remember very
> small tweaks) hardware fixes also ready to go in the
> Hardy Heron release tomorrow?
> Should I just allow for the auto-upgrade? (I have
> the US 1420N version, without the cam and DVD
> burner, and I have the Intel graphics)
> Thanks so much!
> Diego
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