Install Ubuntu on Dell Inspiron 1420 Part II – Upgrades
After installation, Ubuntu asks for an update. I think it would be better to upgrade to 8.10, they have many bug fixes.
Compiz-fusion is enabled by default (I’m using the Intel Integrated), but the settings manager have to be installed. Search compiz on the Add Software App. Pretty much everything works already. Ethernet, sound, USB, 3D Windows. I haven’t tested the Wireless yet. There is a workaround for the internal mic here. If the speaker volume is too soft, check the volume control, and in the Edit -> Preferences, check the Front.
Dell Media buttons? Works like charm.
I’m so glad I got Ubuntu up and running. It feels so much better than the other OS, and Compiz-fusion is simply fun and great!
PS: see next posts for common issues fixes