On a fresh Ubuntu Server, installing and configuring MediaWiki is very simple. The following steps are all that is required:
A few quick
yum commands from here to install and configure Nvidia drivers, and then a few more from here, and I had a speedy, slick Xgl OpenGL-accelerated X server running on Fedora Core 5. I am very, very impressed with the speed, and the bouncy/stretchy windows is some of the cleanest eyecandy I’ve seen for some time.
Seriously, this is the way to handle the distribution upgrade process.
Update: Perhaps I wrote too soon. However, I can’t fully blame Ubuntu for my difficulties, as I think the hard drive on my poor old laptop is finally dying.