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Ubuntu Feisty – slightly better setup

After my opensuse Factory install crashed last week I deceided to try something new and installed Ubuntu feisty on my private laptop.

XFS

Strange thing but grub which is shipped with ubuntu can not boot system from XFS partition.

So far I had not investigated a problem and I am booting system with LILO.

KDE

First thing was to deinstall all gnome apps ( leaving only openofice )  then using metapackage I installed kde. I do not know why all big distributions are sticking to gnome and most users still use KDE.

BOOTING

Booting process in ubuntu is rather fast, but if you add some more daemon it is usefull to turn on concurency

edit /etc/init.d/rc

and change:

CONCURRENCY=none

to:

CONCURRENCY=shell

FIREFOX

If you mean to use firefox it is allways good to disable pango, just add

MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO=”1″

to /etc/environment

PRELOAD

If you have plenty of RAM installing preload may help

# sudo apt-get install preload

XOrg

Ubuntu default config adds entries in /etc/X11/xorg.conf for wacom tablets. Unless you own one this is useless and only generates huge ~/.xsession-errors log file. Commenting out all devices besides used ones will help.

One Response to “Ubuntu Feisty – slightly better setup”

  1. kip9 Says:

    If you prefer KDE you should get KUBUNTU , not UBUNTU 😉

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