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Mandriva Linux on my Acer Aspire 7220

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Two weeks ago I bought a Acer Aspire 7220 laptop. Based on a AMD Semphron 3800, Nvidia Geoforce 7000M, 2 GiB DDR2 RAM and a 80 GiB HDD. Everything I could ever wish for is included, except for a webcam.

It came preloaded with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (well sort of). It was on a "hidden" partition and installed itself at the first bootstrap. No DVD-ROM was provided neither a production key or certificate. I later figured out, its on bottom of the machine. Very handy indeed Smile

In my favorite Usenet newsgroup COLA, there is this character, who digs up "Linux problems" from a diversity of Linux help forums, probably to scare Linux newbies off. According to the "problems¨ this character spews, I expected some problems with Ubuntu and see if I was able to fix them.

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