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Old 08-06-2009, 04:41 AM   #1
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Issue about installing Ubuntu 9.04 on Dell XPS 1530, 4GB RAM

Hello All,
I have started using Ubuntu a couple of months back. I have Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop (Dell XPS 1530 with 4 GB RAM, 2.14 GhZ, T9300 processor). I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04. But one of my friend told me that there are some issues with installing Ubuntu 9.04 on Dell laptops. Is it right? Should i upgrade or should i keep using Ubuntu 8.10. What are the remedies if there are actually some problems with it?

Secondly, while configuring finger print log in, i goofed up a bit and now i have to give password as well as swipe my finger to log in. How can i change such that either i need to give password or i swipe the finger to log in?

Thanks a lot people,
Old 08-06-2009, 06:11 AM   #2
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There should not be any issues with upgrading to Jaunty if you are using Intrepid.
Do not know about laptops but I have Jaunty running on Dell optiplex desktop at office and find no issues as such. But it is always better to fresh install rather than upgrade from the update manager.
Old 08-06-2009, 07:24 AM   #3
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it

8.10 is supported till april 2010 if my calculation is correct (18 months) so if you don't have a very good reason to upgrade, I would not upgrade.

I know there are issues with intel graphics cards in 9.04 so if you have an intel graphics card, I definitely would not upgrade.

Can't help with the fingerprint issue.


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