Decided to do yet another update to all the images, including updating the Kernel to 188.8.131.52. This kernel as well as some multitasking responsiveness improvements brings a fix to the EFI framebuffer that solves the palette corruption issue. Now all the distribution’s fancy bootscreens work as they should. I also built a DKMS package with the vendor wireless drivers, after reports from users it gives better stability and wireless N support.
As an added bonus, I also include a download to an Ubuntu Natty beta image. Note that it’s preset to the “classic” desktop. You can log out and then log back in with “Unity 2D” to see one of the newer interfaces, but it still seemed somewhat buggy here. Unity 3D does not work with the current EMGD drivers however.
- Changes include:
- Updated Kernel to 184.108.40.206 – Includes fix for EFI framebuffer palette bug, so graphical boots now look right
- Packaged vendor wireless driver due to reports of improved stability and better wireless N support
- Beta version of Ubuntu Natty image for testing