Kubuntu 11.04 Install on Dell XPS 8300

Just some notes on the install:

  • live cd boots and runs perfectly well
  • needed to reboot into windows, run chkdsk /f (with administrator privileges) and then reboot twice into windows to get the disk into consistent state
  • installed image fails trying to log into KDE, installed image appears to use the open-source ati drivers; these don't seem to work properly with the NI Caicos AMD RADEON HD 6450 card in the 8300 (at least, my version)
  • if you boot into recovery mode, continue, and then "sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-admcccle" then reboot you can log in without locking up the machine.
Hope that helps someone else.

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