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Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Alpha 2 live CD -- Video works, it's all downhill from there

Feb 15, 2011, 07:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Rosenberg)

"Readers of this blog are no doubt very familiar with my video drama/issues over the ATI Mobility Radeon 4200 HD chip in my Lenovo G555 laptop.

"Things have been blurry and wavy, sometimes fixable with the fglrx/Catalyst proprietary driver (Ubuntu 10.04), sometimes not (Fedora 14).

"In Debian Squeeze, I can run the open-source ati/radeon driver with no problems. And that's what I've been doing.

"I've been anxious to try the next Ubuntu release, which will be even closer to the proverbial bleeding edge than usual, opting for a new interface called Unity that is slated to knock Gnome out of its default spot in the wildly popular Linux distribution.

"Well, Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" is at Alpha 2 status right now, and there are ISOs to try."

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