Acer TravelMate 6465WLMi notebook:
Reporting a problem doesn't work: it reacts with throwing up a dialog that it has crashed, after that it reports not being a genuine Ubuntu package.
ATI build in graphics card Mobility Radeon X1300: if one enables the ATI restricted drivers you loose the resolution and you'll end up with 800x600 on a screen which natively has 1680x1050.(Ubuntu 8.0.4 did this perfectly well) Elyssa gets the correct resolution without ATI drivers and good looking sharp fonts. (the latter in contraire to *buntu and Debian 4.0rX)
I opted not to display any icons on the Desktop, simple to set up now. However, when I did a Elyssa > Home Folder : just clicked it, nothing else, my Desktop was trashed out of the blue with a series of icons like Documents, Downloads, Music and a load of others, including Desktop. I can't seem to get rid of those. When you dump them to the trashcan they're gone of course, but you end up with an incomplete
/home directory, because these items are missing then. So if that happens to you, don't empty the trashcan! For now I have put those icons all together in the Desktop directory which icon was put on the Desktop too (yes, weird, I know) in an attempt to at least clear up my Desktop a little. (this is the real show stopper for me, duh!)
Elyssa didn't install v4l2 needed for the Acer Orbicam (webcam based on Suyin chip), so Ekiga didn't work. I installed it through Synaptic and after that Ekiga and Cheese work.
Updating went without a cinch, no problem. Accessing and using the Software Portal, including installing applications: no problem. Using Synaptic to fetch some packages and install them: no problem either.
Sound: no problem, after sliding up the surround slider (and making it visible) in the Volume Mixer.