[SATLUG] Ubuntu 8.10 is presently trash...

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 14:31:09 CST 2008



Charles Mims wrote:
> 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
>   
Hmm.  Now, I gotta wonder why mine turned into a train wreck... (As well 
as several others on the web...)  What'd y'all do that I didn't?  (My 
video card is an ATI Radeon X1100/200M.)

Cheers;
Ed

>   
>> 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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