Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 6th May 2010 21:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The recently released 10.04 version of Ubuntu is the third Long Term Support (LTS) version Canonical has released. I installed this new version on four of my laptops (2 netbooks, 1 normal laptop, 1 portable desktop replacement), and here's my impression of it.
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Not much use for me
by rklrkl on Thu 6th May 2010 22:55 UTC
rklrkl
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2005-07-06

Sadly, I can't comment much on Ubuntu 10.04 because my combo of a Dell Vostro 400, an ATI HD 2600 XT card and a Dell 24" (1920x1080) monitor apparently upset 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 enough that the graphical installer blanked the screen and never came back.

I did indeed manage to use the text installer to get Ubuntu 10.04 onto the Vostro, but then hit the same screen blanking problem when booting the installed Ubuntu.

Note that the same machine has run Fedora 8 through to 13 beta fine, both Vista and Windows 7 fine and Ubuntu 9.04 fine too. I suspect that my combo hasn't been tested with Ubuntu 10.04 and I've no idea what to report ("blank screen with my setup") really. I think I'll stick with Fedora, which at least works for me!

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RE: Not much use for me
by Shakey on Fri 7th May 2010 13:53 in reply to "Not much use for me"
Shakey Member since:
2005-10-11

I had the same issue with an aging Toshiba laptop that I currently run Arch on. With that said, I'm not terribly upset, as I only use it to test distros and 10.04 runs fine on my main machine.

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RE: Not much use for me
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 7th May 2010 15:15 in reply to "Not much use for me"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

That confirms what I've experienced as well. Fedora seems to work better with the different systems I've had.

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RE: Not much use for me
by ggiunta on Fri 7th May 2010 20:52 in reply to "Not much use for me"
ggiunta Member since:
2006-01-13

Try hitting ESC at grub time, and edit the vmlinuz line of the bootloader config adding at the end "nomodeset" (no quoutes).

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