[SATLUG] Ubuntu 8.10 is presently trash...

Charles Mims chmims at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 11:13:33 CST 2008


On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 5:07 PM, John Ziriax <ziriax at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ed,
> Glad you back in a good place.  It sounds like it is an install/upgrade
> problem with the ATI video driver. My system (Nvidia) continues working.
> I'm
> looking at the two laptops, one Nvidia and one ATI that are on 8.04 at the
> moment, and thinking, I'll wait until I hear of some other
> successes/failures from the group.
>
> Any one else taking the 8.10 plunge?
>
> John

I am running 8.10 after a fresh install with no problems.  I have an ATI
RadeoX300
I initially used the unrestriced driver but now am using the restricted
driver.  Both
installed and worked with no problems.

Charles

>
>
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 3:13 PM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > What I found when trying to update my video drivers (ATI) from the
> terminal
> > in 8.10 is a two-fold problem:  First, apparently, the old fglrx is gone
> for
> > 8.10.  ATI now provides proprietary drivers, and an install script, but
> that
> > install script is all screwed-up.
> > For some odd reason the ATI driver install depends on OpenOffice 3.0.
> Why
> > that should be, I dunno, but, their install script can't locate
> > ooobasis30-*, and burps.  It should really be looking for
> ooobasis3_._0-*.
> >  I can see the running script error on the terminal attempt to install
> (sudo
> > sh ./filename.run --buildandinstallpkg --dryrun), but dunno how to repair
> > the script -- that's beyond my current abilities...)
> >
> > So, instead, the upgrade loaded "nv" drivers (newest nVidia driver
> > install), which I can't use... (sigh)
> >
> > Cheers...
> > Ed
> > (...happily back at Ubuntu 8.04 LTS...)
> > =========================
> >
> >
> > John Ziriax wrote:
> >
> >> Ed,
> >>
> >> Sorry to hear about your troubles.  I upgraded my desktop from 8.04 to
> >> 8.10
> >> over the net on Saturday. It took hours to download all the files. But
> it
> >> worked and installed the Nvidia video drivers. The USB sound on this MB
> >> prompted a message about "..falling back to the default". Then sound
> >> worked.
> >> Nothing else to report.
> >>
> >> The "Lite" version of Firefox does seem faster, but I haven't researched
> >> what "Lite" means exactly.
> >>
> >> I've got two laptops and a desk top that I haven't tried yet.
> >>
> >> Guess I heed your example as a warning and wait a bit.
> >>
> >> Please keep the list posted, especially if you try again.
> >>
> >> John
> >>
> >> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 1:57 PM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Ian wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> ed wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> Sorry for the help request earlier, but apparently there are dozens
> of
> >>>>> things wrong with Ubuntu 8.10, no matter whether you're doing a
> >>>>> distribution upgrade on-line (as I did), or fresh-installing from a
> >>>>> disk.  After some really bad experiences with it, I'm back-stepping
> to
> >>>>> 8.04 the hard way - wiping the disk, doing a clean CD-install of
> 7.04,
> >>>>> and then dist-upgrading back to 8.04.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>> Ed,
> >>>>
> >>>> Why are you installing 7.04 and upgrading to 8.04 as opposed to doing
> a
> >>>> direct install of 8.04?  Just curious . . .
> >>>>
> >>>> Ian
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> Hmm...  One, because I have the disk, and two, because there are some
> >>> apps
> >>> and hooks in the earlier versions that I wanted to recover.  Its also
> >>> nice
> >>> to be able to step back a kernel or two on boot to experience the
> >>> differences.  To each, his own, I guess.  While I don't miss the wifi
> >>> problems from 6.06LTS and 6.10, there are some things I miss about it
> >>> too.
> >>>  Problem there is that all those repositories are gone now...
> >>>
> >>> Cheers;
> >>> Ed
> >>> ======
> >>>
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