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I made the mistake of deciding to do a distro upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10. DON'T try that. It might work, or it might fail horribly and leave you with a barely usable installation like it did me
I think rolling release distros are a better way to keep your system up to date without having to switch to a different repository every six month. Not newbie proof, of course.
Seems a lot of trouble just to get a newer version. Pretty much Windowesque.
I'd second that. I've never succeeded in upgrading Ubuntu; something always goes wrong, and it's something different each time. I must always do a clean install.
However, I've never had problems upgrading with rolling release distros (i.e. Arch Linux).
I don't think any upgrade is fool proof for everyone. No matter what os, no matter what software, there's just no way to take into account every possible configuration change one might have made. I've had Ubuntu upgrades work perfectly, and I've had them royally screw up. I've had the same experiences with Arch, Gentoo, Debian, OpenBSD, OS X, and certainly Windows just to name a few. Os upgrading will never be a completely smooth experience, there's just too much that can't be tested.
Worked fine for me. Used the alternate CD image (downloaded via BitTorrent, then mounted the ISO) instead of directly using the update manager for the upgrade.
I upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10. The only issue I had was that audio didn't work. I had to uninstall pulse audio and uncheck the digital channel in kmixer and reboot. So far, everything seems to work. However, the sound is set at max and the volume control doesn't seem to work in kmix.
I installed ubuntu 9.10 the first everything went ok.
I then had to shut down the pc when i turn the pc back
i get white ubuntu logo then the monitor screen turns
black an wont goto login page.
im on dell gx 260 intel onboard video
I hope this issue gets fixed
I drove myself crazy asking for help on irc chat
In my opinion its a ok release bug it has issues
This could hurt ubuntu if they get the problem fixed.
Im not good at commandline.
someone said edit boot in kernel
vga = 720
Im totally lost when it come to that