Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 which is upgraded from 8.10 works good in Acer 5315

Ubuntu 9.04 works good which is upgraded from Ubuntu 8.10 in Acer 5315 that contains all devices including touchpad, wireless and webcamera.

Ubuntu 8.10 is recently upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 in my Acer 5315 laptop. It took 6 hours time to reach the final configuration. It supports all devices which are inbuilt in the machine.

Wireless works good:
The wireless is also working good but the light is not buring. The important point of this version is also not supported the integrated web camera. But I achieved in a round about way that is used through VLC Player which is designed for accessing integrated devices also.

The steps for illustration are as follows:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plugin-vlc
simple to do then the new item will be added into the following menu list

Applications->Sound & Video->VLC Player

that can be used for accessing webcamara as well as TV tuner cards.
  • Be sure that you have all updates applied to Ubuntu 8.10 before you upgrade
Procedure to follow to upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 to Ubuntu 9.04:
To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box.

Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘9.04′ is available. Click Upgrade

This will show you Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Release notes click on upgrade

Downloading Upgrade tool in progress

Preparing for upgrade in progress

If you are using any third party sources in your /etc/apt/sources.list file it will be disabled at the time of upgrade process click close

Setting new software channels in progress

Starting the upgrade process window click on Start Upgrade

Downloading the new Packages in Progress

Installing Packages in Progress

Installing Packages Progress in Terminal

Automatic crash reports configuration file replacement option click on Replace

Cleaning Up process in Progress

Remove obsolete packages window click on remove

You need to restart the system to complete the Upgrade by clicking “Restart Now”