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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Mixed Results
by Hotmanta on Sun 9th May 2010 01:44 UTC
Hotmanta
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2010-05-09

Great review,

I have more confidence with the upgrade method since my Jaunty to Karmic experience was good, so I jumped in and performed upgrades on my two laptops and two mythtv computers.

Went really well on Dell M1730 laptop, just minor annoyance with the panel background not a smooth gray colour for some reason.

Second laptop (Toshiba A200) had hanging issues, had to hit enter on live cd start, F6, choose ACPI=OFF. This is similair to Virtual Box install where I had to switch off ACPI setting to stop the live cd hang and OS hang once installed.

First mythtv upgrade went well, couple of issues, any new startup applications added failed to start. I had to work around this at command line by editing out newer settings in the job found in ~/.config/autostart. Found mythweb not working, had to uninstall and reinstall apache2 package to fix problem with apache2 not starting.

Second mythtv upgrade went really bad. I had to do backup and do a heap of new installs to figure out why I was getting a black screen of death after bootup. Long story short, had to change /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf from IFACE=lo" -> IFACE=eth0 to fix runlevel unknown state causing failure of old sysv init scripts. Also when running it would just drop to the black screen, had to apply lucic-preposed updates to stabilise it. My thinking is that I had heaps of problem due to the age of this computer.


Cheers,
Homanta

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RE: Mixed Results
by darknexus on Sun 9th May 2010 11:27 in reply to "Mixed Results"
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2008-07-15

NOt to be a spoilsport or anything, but doesn't switching off ACPI on a laptop disable a lot of the power managing features? Well, unless it's an older laptop that uses APM instead, but I'm not sure how old a laptop like that would run modern Ubuntu anyway, or modern GNOME for that matter.

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