Monday, January 3, 2011

Upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Ubuntu 10.04 with codename Lucid Lynx is released at April 2010. I decide to upgrade my ubuntu a month after it's released. First time, it seem there is no much different from Karmic Koala. Here is my experiences.

Modem compatibility

Lucid Lynx is easier to recognize my Haier CE 100 Modem. You don't have to upgrade your kernel like in Karmic (see http://priyess-karma.blogspot.com/2010/06/smart-internet-connection-with-modem.html). Just plug it and it will immediately recognized as a storage device. To us it as modem, you must eject it first. Eject it in the file manager or via Terminal by typing

eject /dev/sr1

or if you want to eject it automatically after it plug in computer, make a this file "/etc/udev/rules.d/99-evdo-modem.rules" that contains this script:

SYSFS{idVendor} == "201e", SYSFS{idProduct} == "2009", RUN+ = "/usr/bin/ eject% k"

After it has ejected, now it will recognized as a usb modem. You can connect it with Network manager.

VGA compatibility

To patch Sis VGA in Lucid Lynx is different from what we do in Karmic Koala (http://priyess-karma.blogspot.com/2010/05/configure-sis-mirage-3-vga-on-axioo-mnc.html). To get full feature like having screen resolution to 1820X800 we can do this tips:

1. Download Drivers and Xorg.conf from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/983756/sis671_10.x.tar.gz
and then extract the files.

2. Copy sis671.la and sis671.so to usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers

3. Copy xorg.conf to /etc/X11

4. Go to Terminal and run these command
$ sudo bash
$ echo blacklist vga16fb > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-vga16fb.conf
$ update-initramfs -u

5. Reboot


Printer compatibility

In Lucid Lynx I still can't use my Canon IP 1300 Printer. Using Cups IP2200 like in Karmic (http://priyess-karma.blogspot.com/2011/01/installing-printer-canon-ip-1300-in.html) still doesn't help. So I must use third party program called Turbo Print, but I can Only use for 30 days because it ain't free. If you know the way to use Canon IP 1300 printer please help me.

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