Installed Ubuntu Dapper Drake on Soni's machine last night. Install was very simple and seemed to work well. The hard-disk settings application didn't work, and the partitions were all mounted in a weird spot (/tmp) and mounted with NTFS rw, which seems a little dangerous. We didn't figure out how to disable that, but we started a little late.
On my laptop I've been seeing an annoying effect where the dhcp would have to time out on on the net.eth0 interface before booting would continue. Combined with a dhcp server at Soni's that sometimes takes 60 seconds to respond, I wound up with a very slow boot. I'd futzed around with it a bit every once in a while, but had basically just resigned myself to slow boots.
Apparently during the last emerge -avuDt world, however, it got fixed. Network resolution is backgrounded while XDM is brought up, so I can actually use the computer while it's mucking about with setting up the network in the background. Yay Gentoo magic.
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