I’ll try to explain my experience on updating Ubuntu 4.10 Warty to 5.04 Hoary. I’ve been a Debian user for some years, and updated the system at least twice (Woody -> Sarge -> Sid) with apt-get dist-upgrade. I followed exactly the Hoary release notes with Synaptic, but life isn’t always a path of roses, and there are some glitches that need to be solved. Discover which ones
Upgrading Warty to Hoary
2005-04-11 Ubuntu 14 Comments
automatic updates http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=305&slide=5… and synaptic http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slideshow.php?release=305&slide=5… in hoary
Some whatsoever weird thing changed my fonts. I blame x.org, but I’m not sure. I always used “sans” (bitstream vera sans) for all apps, and I was really happy with this font. But after the restart, the fonts had changed a little and now look bigger, but they’re still sans!
My fonts changed too (back when I switched to Hoary, which was already a few months ago). I guess the culprit is a new freetype version. But mine look much more beautiful with the new version, so no problem here.
Except that, even more strangely, Firefox menus seem to be still using the old renderer, but only in my user account. On other user accounts on this computer, Firefox uses the same fonts as the rest.
Probably the new xftconfig thing actually (can’t remember the name exactly), just edit your /etc/fonts/rc.local to uncomment the first block of code and it should come back to normal.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
I’ve been using Hoary since it was in development and my experience with it is just exceptional. Hibernate and Sleep works just great (Sleep mode is probably one of the highlights of this release). Gnome 2.10 is great except for some spatial issues and Kubuntu with KDE 3.4 is just awesome. There are times that I believe Kubuntu is more superior than its Gnome counterpart but I have them both in this laptop at the moment except kdm controls things.
1. xmms quit working
2. upgrade to hoary blew away my MBR and re-installed grub again — using a new menu file, consequently rendering my other OS’s inaccessable.
I think those are the only two problems I had. Reinstalling grub with my old menu file was easy enough (although silly I had to do it). Still haven’t figured out the xmms problem though.
xmms + nvidia binary drivers + kernel 2.6 = xmms not working (out of the box on Debian anyway).
AFAIK warty used 2.6 though, so unless you installed nVidia drivers with Hoary and not with Warty, that doesn’t explain it. Just a shot in the dark If it rings a bell, well cool.
Yeah, I read about that, but I don’t have any nvidia drivers.
I’ll just attribute it to my bad luck.
> xmms quit working
Did you try the esd output driver? Otherwise try setting “auto_spawn=1” in /etc/esound/esd.conf
Just remembered what it actually is, I had that problem when I briefly installed x.org on my debian box. x.org and gtk 1 apps don’t play well together.
running xmms will fail (as you know). However, you can get it to run as so:
You could make that a script or whatever.
> Sleep mode is probably one of the highlights of this release
“You know, like, you select sleep and the computer does absolutely nothing! The developers really nailed it!”
I installed ubuntu multi-boot. installer was stuck at configuring apt since i was behind a firewall. had to plug out ethernet cable for it to continue. when i tried rebooting to windows, it failed to boot. fixmbr and fix boot could not solve the issue. pls consider these dire consequences if you are planning to multiboot ubuntu 5.04 with windows xp. you may just end up dissapointed. for me, ubuntu is still a no-no – i’ll pass and stick with fedora.
just my two-cents
well ok i wasn’t as clear on that:
upgrade to hoary blew away my MBR and re-installed grub again — using a new menu file, consequently rendering my other OS’s inaccessable.
In order to make your boot configuration persisitent under GRUB upgrades, you need to modify the existing menu.lst that comes with the package (adding your custom kernels after the automagic kernels list and making use of ‘#kopt=…’ etc.) rather than writing your own menu.lst from scratch or modifying the existing one to heavily.