During the latest round of updates released by the Ubuntu team yesterday was a display update of some description. Having the Nvidia Geforce M8800 model of the Dell the said updates have stopped the display from working properly.
It has switched to a low graphics mode which I tried to fix using the built in reconfigure menu. This led to a black screen which was unrecoverable and led to a hard shut down.
It looks like I will be waiting for the official release of 8.10 before using Intrepid again as I don’t have the time at the moment for a bug fixing session.
I managed to get the Laptop to boot again in low graphics mode. I then proceeded to install more available updates, rebooted and then got a 20 second or so burst of loud system (POST) beeps during start up and was left with a blank static orange Ubuntu screen. After trying a couple more reboots the problem stayed the same but without the beeps. I decided to return to the cosiness of Hardy Heron which is where I am writing this from now.