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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Ubuntu 10.04 Rough Edges
by scorptig on Fri 7th May 2010 19:09 UTC
scorptig
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2006-03-06

I am Ubuntu user for many years, this new version has a lot going for it. However I along with many others have had issues with RaLink RT2860 Wireless.

I did my original install using EXT4 file system, and I simply could not connect to my local network, I did a new fresh install using EXT3 file system, and on my first attempt I connected. Though worth noting I do have occasional issue connecting. In previous releases 9.04 and 9.10 this was a non-issue it simply worked out of the box.

As days go by I am adding a small list of changes and or issues. But overall the product is polished, the software repository has grown, and the experience is quite satisfying.

Edited 2010-05-07 19:12 UTC

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RE: Ubuntu 10.04 Rough Edges
by darknexus on Fri 7th May 2010 19:18 in reply to "Ubuntu 10.04 Rough Edges"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Not sure what the filesystem would have to do with the Wifi card. I also have a Ralink RT2860-based card in one of my systems, and to get it to work right I had to install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic. I had to do this in Karmic as well. Ralink drivers in general seem to be rather hit or miss, one version is stable and the next version isn't. At this point Atheros are doing a better job with their Linux drivers than Ralink, though it used to be the other way around.

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