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Lovely - BUT
by ormandj on Fri 27th Apr 2007 19:05 UTC
ormandj
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2005-10-09

It doesn't work for a fair number of people, myself included.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=423481&highlight=tty
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=423589&highlight=tty
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=423807&highlight=tty
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=415041&highlight=tty
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=421849&highlight=tty
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=415009&highlight=tty
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=421588&highlight=tty

There's another gazillion where those came from, and that's only computer-savvy people who are aware of the forums. It's a serious issue and it was not caught before release - uncool. If it were just one or two people/niche hardware, that'd be one thing - but it's a large problem that affects many, and makes the distro unusable.

So, tell me when they get their QC up to an acceptable level, and I'll give them a shot again - it sure does look nice beyond this issue.

[Edit: I wanted to point out this is the exact same issue for many people, not various issues. This is why it's a problem - it's affecting a large number of people - for various reasons. The most interesting tidbit of information - for most of these people - the previous Ubuntu releases worked fine - so if they hit the upgrade button - their machines are now hosed.]

Edited 2007-04-27 19:15 UTC

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