Friday, April 29, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal - Just got it installed..

I was so worried that I would have to leave Ubuntu 10.10 with it's default Gnome 2.0 to the new Unity desktop. I downloaded the new release yesterday and it took me about 4 hours with the speed of 512 kbps.

It came to my mind that I should first test the release before using it. I popped the CD in the drive and chose 'Try Ubuntu'.. to my surprise it gave me the save look that I ever wanted! Great! So I backed up my bookmarks and documents and media files and started installation.

The installation was just like version 10.10. Everything went smoothly. When everything was up and running, I followed these steps to make the ultimate experience with my installation:

1. Before I login, I chose 'Ubuntu Classic (with no effects)'
2. I installed 'nVidia' Graphics Card driver.
3. Edited the xorg.conf file just like the 10.04 and 10.10 releases.
4. Rebooted and fixed the resolution.
5. Installed Startup Manager to fix the splash screens resolution.
6. Installed languages and codecs following the guides in this site.

and that's it.