It is so interesting to get new ubuntu releases and start to work on it.
After a long period, I returned to KDE.
Kubuntu 9.04 gives KDE 4.2 which is a major release of kde history.
I have been a quite long time as 2 years with KDE 3.
It is very nice to see that it is getting matured.
The User Interface is excellent.
I love it.
Let me try the new kubuntu.
Downloaded the ISO from torrent and burned it.
Live CD is wonderful.
But it could not recognize my laptop’s graphics card.
My laptop is IBM Thinkpad T41.
VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
I have 2 GB RAM.
I dont know why no graphics is found and kubuntu gave me a shell prompt.
Rebooted and went via a safe graphics mode.
It gave me a very low resolution as 800×600.
Not happy with this resolution.
Rebooted again and got the shell.
Kubuntu came with its full resolution.
Then installed as usual in a normal way!
Then,still got depressed with the new Kubuntu.
It is too too too much slow.
Every single action is responding in a terrible slow manner.
searched net and asked in kubuntu irc.
atlast found a link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
The fix is to add,
Identifier “ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon 9600”
Option “AccelMethod” “XAA” #either XAA or EXA. “XAA” is the default and safe choice
Option “EnablePageFlip” “true” #only works with accelmethod “XAA”
Option “TripleBuffer” “true” #This *might* help if you use something like Beryl and have slow video playback.
Option “DynamicClocks” “on” #This is for laptop users, it saves energy when in battery mode.
BusID “PCI:1:0:0” #must match your lspci output
This fixed the slow performance issue.
Now my kubuntu is rocking.
Long Live Kubuntu!