[svlug] Ubuntu 9.04 upgrade

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Wed Apr 29 05:32:44 PDT 2009

Hey all,

I upgraded my workstation to the new Ubuntu release, 9.04, 
smooth as a super model's bottom (not that I'd ever get the 
chance to know) and it's pretty cool. Love the new opening 
screen and the graphics on my system are improved, etc.

But my laptop is a Dell Vostro 1000 and when I tried to 
upgrade it I got a message saying (this is not verbatim so no 
quotes)... This machine is using the graphics driver AMD 
fglrx. No version exists for this driver in Ubuntu 9.04. Do 
you want to continue?

I did install an unsupported driver when I installed big U on 
that laptop, I do recall, so maybe that's it.

If I continue the install will it use a different driver that 
will work on the machine, or is it possible (anything's 
possible, but is it likely) the machine will not be able to 
properly display?

I did find this page:

But it seems specific to Compiz, which I just read a bit on.

I am getting the impression the upgrade will go okay, but 
wanted some expert opinions before proceeding, lest I boof my 

I use it daily, and in fact have to go to a client's with it 
today and would feel pretty silly saying, "I don't have my 
laptop because my upgrade failed."


Skip Evans
Big Sky Penguin, LLC
503 S Baldwin St, #1
Madison WI 53703
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