[SATLUG] Re: Ubuntu 'Karmic Koala' 9.10 impressions? ... and Introduction

Daniel J. Givens daniel at rugmonster.org
Sat Jan 2 14:35:00 CST 2010


Yes, but I haven't had time (sick baby and getting ready to move) to  
figure out why it isn't working. Could be the way my session is  
getting setup via .xinit rather than the gnome-session-manager.

I can mess with it later. It isn't a big bother right now.

--
Daniel J. Givens

On Jan 2, 2010, at 2:25 PM, Miguel Guhlin <mguhlin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Daniel:
> Howdy! Have you read this forum post--referenced by LifeHacker--on  
> how to do
> away with the network requiring keyring
> login?<http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?s=f5de5634f4448d733a599c23e4bb0257&p=2776815&postcount=1 
> >
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?s=f5de5634f4448d733a599c23e4bb0257&p=2776815&postcount=1
>
> Would that solution work on the distro you're using now?
>
>
> Miguel Guhlin
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> Email - mguhlin at gmail.com
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>
> On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Daniel J. Givens <daniel at rugmonster.org 
> >wrote:
>
>> On 1/1/2010 8:43 PM, David Hayden wrote:
>>
>>>  Hello everyone. I'm pretty new to satlug and relatively new to  
>>> linux I
>>> suppose. I been subscribed to the mailing list for a couple months  
>>> but
>>> this'll be my first post. I had to get in on all this ubuntu 9.10  
>>> love goin'
>>> around.
>>>
>>>  I'm a dissenting voice here. I started using linux with 8.04  
>>> which I
>>> stuck with through to 9.04. I was dissatisfied with the 8.10  
>>> release for the
>>> same reasons I'm disappointed with the 9.10 release and it's  
>>> because they
>>> both feel like beta releases.
>>>
>>>  I'm a slacker myself but I use ubuntu for my family and I  
>>> wouldn't dream
>>> of upgrading their machines as it would certainly just break things.
>>>
>>>  That's just my two cents. Ubuntu bugs me in general. It doesn't  
>>> always
>>> obey stuff I tell it to do.
>>>
>>
>> I have had issues with 9.10. I had been running it on my MSI Wind  
>> U100
>> netbook. 9.04 ran acceptably, but since upgrading, the system  
>> became almost
>> painfully slow with and without the accelerated desktop effects  
>> enabled.
>> Also, after upgrading to 9.10, I lost the ability to adjust the  
>> screen
>> brightness. To be fair, the same thing happens in Fedora 12 and  
>> seems to be
>> more of an issue with the Gnome Power Manager.
>>
>> At this point, I've switched to Debian testing with a very slimmed  
>> down
>> environment. Slim instead of GDM, xmonad for my window manager +  
>> xmobar &
>> trayer. I'm using Claws Mail instead of Thunderbird or Evolution so  
>> the
>> slowest thing I'm running is firefox now. There are some things  
>> that aren't
>> quite as seamless, such as having to unlock the gnome keyring for
>> NetworkManager when I log in, but that's only minor and I can live  
>> with it.
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