Kubuntu 7.04

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lb@hardin:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 7.04
Release: 7.04
Codename: feisty

As this shell output shows, I’ve updated to Kubuntu 7.04 yesterday, using the new dist-upgrade tool. It did the job quite nicely, considering I had a rather customized system. The only problem was with the (infamous) fgrlx module, which at first refused to load, but a

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dpkg-reconfigure linux-restricted-modules-2.6.20-15-generic

fixed it.

So far I’m rather pleased with the release, though I will probably have to post a bug report or two to make sure the hotkeys in my laptop are properly set (some work in hardware, it’s just a cosmetic issue). I’ve seen that hdparm doesn’t set DMA for the devices claiming “inappropriate ioctl for device” but I think DMA is working nevertheless (it didn’t in the past Kubuntu releases, and if enabled it would cause data loss).

I used the new dist-upgrader to update, which worked remarkably well. As usual, there is a bunch of software that has been updated, and I’m still looking through the stuff I use regularly to see the improvements (KDE is still 3.5.6, but again, KDE 4 is still a long way to go…).

Artwork-wise the style is now Polyester but there aren’t many drastic changes (save for the Guidance Power Manager, whose icon now makes a lot more sense), of course I’m still using the Oxygen icons. And the new launch animation for the icons is nice.

Overall I’m satisfied. No screenshots this time, but the official announcement has a few.

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