Monday, May 5, 2008

Kubuntu 8.04 64bit Hardy Heron installation notes

Installed the latest version of Kubuntu on my notebook.
Native wireless support by 2.6.24 kernel was a pleasant plus.
Sound support was quite sweet as well.
Had some troubles with app crashes at the beginning - Plasma and Kopete were very good at it. Somehow they've miraculously fixed themselves.

A BIG disadvantage: not all software works under 64bit Linux. Some things you just can't live without: Adobe Flash Player and Skype. They just don't work.
There is a trick how to make Flash Player work by installing 32bit version of Firefox, though Skype can be really tricky.

It takes quite some time to get all the stuff working fine. I've blogged here everything that I've done:
  1. Installing Flash, Java and Skype under AMD64 Ubuntu
  2. How to make Flash and Java work on Kubuntu AMD64 (Using Firefox 32bit)
  3. How to enable jack-sense audio support for Sony Vaio notebooks in Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  4. How to disable touchpad while typing in Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  5. How to install a Sony Vaio MotionEye webcam driver (ricoh r5u870) on Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
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