[SATLUG] Upgrade ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04?
horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 22:49:16 CDT 2010
I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 on a brand new
(yesterday) HP Pavillion dv7-3165us notebook purchased for $769.00 at
Best Buy, FM1604 and Culebra. I'm typing on it now.
The machine has a 17" diagonal screen, a real number pad, a 2.5GHz
Dual-Core AMD processor, 4GB RAM and touch-pad entertainment controls. I
wiped Windows7 from it completely, in favor of Ubuntu. The touch-pad
controls even work with the Totem MoviePlayer, tho not with VLC.
For the most part, I absolutely love the combination! The two drawbacks
I see so far, is that the 32bit edition will no longer allow Winderz
packages (exe, cmd) to be installed, even under WINE. There's a block
in there that's likely to prevent Ubuntu from becoming mainstream by
blocking the loading of legacy Winderz programs. At the last moment
(and in need!) I managed to replace my Ventrilo client with Mangler, a
Linux client made to access the Ventrilo network.
My second issue is that I like telltales, don't want Google Gadgets, but
cannot seem to make gDesklets work -- the first time I've had that
problem since Ubuntu 6.04.
Any suggestions? On either issue?
On 06/03/2010 05:15 PM, Andrew Pickens wrote:
> Justin wrote:
>> I haven't had any major issues with it, and it sounds like you've
>> been using
>> Ubuntu and Linux things much, much longer than me. So I'd imagine if
>> it did
>> give you any problems you'd be able to fix it pretty easily. The only
>> problem I have it that sometimes when I boot up, that shiny new ambiance
>> theme doesn't load and instead it boots with a butchered clearlooks
>> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 11:35 PM, mark <mayfield_mark at att.net> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 21:26 -0500, Andrew Pickens wrote:
>>>> This may have been discussed when I wasn't paying attention, but I see
>>>> that the SATLUG archives are under construction.
>>>> I am a garden verity desktop user who has been using Ubuntu 8.04 for a
>>>> long time with only one problem: Videos do not play smoothly. I
>>>> have a
>>>> Nvidia EN8400GS graphics card and found that the latest Nvidia driver
>>>> doesn't work with 8.04. I did get the latest driver that does work
>>>> (173.14.12), and got some improvement. It looks like I should
>>>> update to
>>>> 10.04 LTS, but while searching the forms re the driver problem I read
>>>> some grumbling about 10.04 being buggy.
>>>> What is the groups experience with 10.04 LTS? Is it ready for inept
>>>> people like me?
>>>> Andy Pickens
>>> I haven't had any more problems with it than any of the other
>>> I have had to do some tweaking here and there with every Linux distro I
>>> have run, even Ubuntu. Although some die hards don't like Ubuntu,
>>> underneath the GUI it is still Linux. Linux isn't Windows and you do
>>> need to actually learn some things to use it efficiently. But there are
>>> many rewards for doing so. No fee for the OS or the programs, the
>>> ability to audit and modify source code, the ability to do whatever you
>>> like with it as long as you know or are willing to learn how and of
>>> course being able to use it without the "security tax".
>>> I didn't like Ubuntu One, which has all but taken over in
>>> 10.04. The
>>> only bug I've come across is that the shut down option often disappears
>>> in the System menu and I have to do a "sudo poweroff". I think that is
>>> because of some configuration issues created by my in place upgrade. I
>>> have had the same install since 8.04, each upgrade creates a couple of
>>> issues that I work through after a while. Especially pulse audio, it
>>> will be great if they can ever get the bugs out.
> Thanks to all for the comments. I guess I'll give it a shot.
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