We are on day two at SCALE8x, we did not have much traffic while the keynote was going on, we also lost the wireless network because they were streaming the keynote live and that sucked all the available bandwidth.

We are testing Laptops and Netbooks with latest Lucid Alpha. We have a pxe-boot server setup and also several USB sticks loaded with Lucid running kernel compatibility test suite on startup.

We are finding out that Nvidia graphics cards are causing major problems using the proprietary drivers. There was an announcement yesterday  that Nouveau will be the default driver in Lucid, this seems to be the right step forward.

I am also having fun helping people fix issues they have with their laptop/netbook. A few minutes ago someone walked by with an Aspire one, and he complained that his wired ethernet card is not working. I booted it up with a Lucid USB key, found that he has a AR8132 nic that needed the alt1c module to work properly. Seems like his Mandriva is missing this module, but Lucid (10.4) ships with it, and his network worked off the bat. There were some laptops that refused to boot, Sony VAIO W Series Mini Notebook for instance does not boot with Lucid.

So, we are just starting the day, hoping more people will show up at our booth with new laptop/netbook that they want to test with Lucid.

ARM!

ARM!

FSF

FSF

Show room is packed!

Show room is packed!

Jfo talking Ubuntu users into testing Lucid.

Jfo talking Ubuntu users into testing Lucid.

Virtualization!

Virtualization!

Our Friends were at SCALE8x

Our Friends were at SCALE8x

Brad talking to Ubuntu fan

Brad talking to Ubuntu fan

Ubuntu Hardware Compatibility Testing Booth.

Ubuntu Hardware Compatibility Testing Booth.