Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) on Dell Vostro 1500 laptop

I know, I know, this post might seem a little dated already, considering the release of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) is imminent. My fault .. I sort of … um .. just forgot to press publish about four months ago … 😛 I’ve previously documented my experiences with installing Ubuntu 7.10, and then an upgrade […]

Ubuntu Laptop ACPI hard disk ‘clicking’ bugfix on the way

You may remember I had some issues on my Dell Vostro 1500 with a scary sounding periodic hard disk ‘click’, related to a bug in the pm-utils package. In brief: this bug effectively puts the disk into powersaving mode far too often, drastically reducing it’s working lifespan. Well, good news … it looks like the […]