I was too excited for the incoming Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, so I downloaded the Gutsy Gibbon Beta and installed it on my Acer 4520G notebook. I shouldn’t have.
I expected (and was prepared) to recompile and reinstall most of the packages that made my notebook work. The Acer 4520G barely works outside the box. Ndiswrapper, wpasupplicant, ALSA 1.0.15, Envy and luvcview were required to make it work. But the biggest problem I experienced with the Beta 7.10 is its incompatibilities with ALSA 1.0.15RC1. Even the Ubuntu community confirms.
I decided to revert to 7.04 (fresh install) given that I can’t use a crippled laptop for school and the final release is still a few weeks away. I’m currently in the progress of bringing the notebook back to life. There is a lot of ground to cover again. It’s easy, in general, but extremely time consuming.
The Beta disclaimer did say, “Don’t install on production machines.”
I just had to.
Wish me luck.